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Ronaldinho set to retire from professional football

September 7, 2016

The Selecao legend confirmed that he would not play beyond the coming season, after a career laden with trophies and individual awards on both sides of the Atlantic.

Former Brazil, Barcelona and Milan star Ronaldinho has revealed he will soon be ending his professional football career, after 18 years starring in both Europe and South America.

The 36-year-old is one of the few players to boast both Champions League and Copa Libertadores winners medals, and he also lifted the World Cup with Brazil back in 2002.

But having struggled to settle at any single club since leaving Atletico Mineiro in 2014, he believes it is time to call it a day.

“I am an old man now, I am 36,” he told reporters at a press conference in New York.

“I am no longer 26 like I once was, and I am looking at what I can do to mark an end to my career. The plan is to play one more year.

While he gave few clues on what the future might hold, Ronaldinho affirmed that he may well be entering the music world.

“I am immersed in new projects, related to music and football which are, as you know, my two passions,” he said.

“I am looking at new things that I have always liked and we will see what we will do this year.”

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