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Published: Thu, January 18, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Brazilian Footballer Ronaldinho Officially Retires From Playing Football

Brazilian Footballer Ronaldinho Officially Retires From Playing Football

Neymar says Ronaldinho's artistic style may never be matched after the Barcelona and Brazil icon's retirement from football was confirmed.

The former Barcelona star has not played competitive football since leaving Brazilian side Fluminense in 2015, but did not officially announce his intention to quit the round leather game. Speaking further on the future plans for the retired soccer star, Assis said:"Let's do something pretty big and nice after the Russia World Cup, probably in August". "We're going to do something pretty big, something cool, after the World Cup in Russian Federation, probably in August", he said.

The events in Brazil, Europe and Asia. Due to his ability to score and create some incredible goals, he has played in several offensive positions, on either wing or in a central role. A versatile footballer, Ronaldinho played as an attacking midfielder, winger and forward.

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

Ronaldinho's sublime skills were recognized when he received the Ballon d'Or in 2005, awarded each year to the world's best player.

Assis added that a series of tribute matches were being planned to allow fans around the world to bid farewell to the former playmaker.

Ronaldinho represented Brazil in 97 matches and scored 33 goals.

Ronaldinho returned to his homeland with Flamengo, after a three year spell with AC Milan between 2008 and 2011, He also experienced stints at Atletico Mineiro and in Mexico with Queretaro.

Simply with Ronaldinho hanging up his boots, it's the end of an era. Exquisite passing, sensational skills, dazzling dribbling and two incredible goals saw him receive an accolade only Diego Maradona has ever got in a Barcelona shirt.

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