Ronaldinho retires from professional football, says agent

Ruben Hill
January 17, 2018

In an interview with Globo, Ronaldinho's brother and agent Roberto Assis confirmed this would indeed be the case, with a world tour in the works. "We're going to do something pretty big, something cool, after the World Cup in Russian Federation, probably in August", he said.

Legendary Brazilian midfielder Ronaldinho has officially put an end to the career of a professional footballer.

The events, most likely farewell matches, will take place in Brazil, Europe and Asia, and could include a match with the national team, Assis said.

Wrapping his remarkable career, he last played for Brazilian club Fluminense in 2015.

"For now we're arranging a programme, a schedule". He won the World Cup in 2002 and the Ballon d'Or in 2005 among his bevy of accomplishments.

"There are now three arranged events - Mexico will be the next one, on March 1".

Ronaldinho started his career with Gremio in Brazil before moving to Paris St-Germain in 2001.

Ronaldinho played 101 times for Brazil, scoring 35 goals and helping his country win its fifth title at the 2002 World Cup.

The Brazilian, meanwhile, also experienced disappointment on the global stage, failing to perform well at the 2006 World Cup besides missing out on selection in 2010, despite guiding Milan to the Serie A title in 2010-11.

Ronaldinho left for Milan in 2008 and won the scudetto there in 2011, before heading back to Brazil and taking Atletico Mineiro to their first Copa Libertadores title in 2013.

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