Brazilian legend Ronaldinho retirement form football has been formally confirmed. His last appearance as a professional was more than two years ago.
The 37-year-old former Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona star was a significant member of the Brazil squad which won the 2002 World Cup, he last played for the team in 2015 during a brief stint with Fluminense.
The legend’s brother and agent Roberto Assis have confirmed the reports saying he would not play again and would now concentrate on tribute events.
Assis says, "He stopped, we're going to do something really big, nice, after the World Cup in Russia, probably in August, we'll do several events in Brazil, Europe and Asia, and of course, we're watching a game with the Brazilian team,".
Ronaldinho's successful career began with Gremio in Porto Alegre, his hometown, before went on to play for French giants PSG.
He then enjoyed a five-year career at Barcelona between 2003 and 2008, leading the team to the Champions League in 2006, after being awarded the Ballon D'Or in 2005.
He then stayed in Europe but moved to AC Milan between 2008 and 2011 before returning to Brazil, where he played with Flamengo and Atletico Mineiro.
A season in Mexico with Queretaro was followed by his return to Brazil and Fluminense, for whom he played seven times before cutting short his contract.
Ronaldinho made 97 appearances for Brazil, scoring 33 goals, including two in the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea.