Former Barca star Ronaldinho retires

Former Barcelona star and World Cup winner has officially retired from football, his brother and agent Roberto Assis has confirmed.

The 37-year-old scooped the Champions League title and Ballon d’Or crown during his stint with the Catalan giants, which came to an end 15 years ago.

The Brazilian has not played a competitive match since 2015 with Fluminense and his brother confirmed the news of his retirement in a column with Brazilian media outlet O Globo.

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

“Let’s do something pretty big and nice after the Russia World Cup, probably in August. We will do various events in Brazil, Europe and Asia and, of course, we are arranging something with the Brazilian team as well.”

Ronaldinho – who began his career with Gremio before moving to the Camp Nou via Paris Saint-Germain – spent five seasons at Camp Nou, making over 200 appearances and scoring 94 goals.

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