Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho has retired from the game according to his brother and agent Roberto Assis.
His last match for a professional team came in 2015 in the colours of Brazilian club Fluminense.
The 37-year-old had earlier said during a friendly in Chechnya in July 2017 that he was “too old” to return to action.
Roberto Assis revealed the retirement news via a column for the popular Brazilian media outlet O Globo and also confirmed plans for farewell tribute events after the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
In his words, Roberto Assis said: “He has stopped, it is ended.”
“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.” he added.
Ronaldinho had an illustrious career for both club and country winning the 2002 FIFA World Cup, 2006 UEFA Champions League (UCL), 2 World Best Player Awards amongst others.
He was influential for clubs like AC Milan, Barcelona, Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and others.