Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldinho retires



Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldinho has officially retired from football, despite the fact that he has not played a game since 2015.

The legendary player has played an important role in the of victorious Brazil 2002 World Cup squad, won the Champions League in 2006 with Barcelona, and snatched the Balon d’Or in the year 2005 (check out the best Virtual Sports).

His agent and brother, Roberto Assis has confirmed Ronaldinho’s retirement on Tuesday and announced a series of tribute events.

“He has stopped, it is ended,” Assis said.

“We will do various events in Brazil, Europe and Asia and, of course, we are arranging something with the Brazilian team as well.”

The now-retired player has showed versatility through excellent attacking midfielder role, winger, and forward throughout his football career.

Ronaldinho began his career with Gremio in his home country before moving to Europe with Paris Saint-Germain in the year 2001.

His performances alongside Ronaldo and Rivaldo at the 2002 World Cup drew interest from Europe’s elite clubs, and he joined Barcelona in 2003 (Sign Up on 12BET for football pool betting).

After a period of huge success, Ronaldinho reportedly lost focus at Barcelona and was sold to Milan as Pep Guardiola replaced Frank Rijkaard as manager. The playmaker also experienced disappointment on the international stage, disappointing at the 2006 World Cup and missing out on selection in 2010, despite a resurgence in form that helped Milan win the Serie A title in 2010-11 .



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