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Ronaldinho to Officially Retire from Football in 2018

Brazil legend Ronaldinho Gaucho says that he will officially retire from football next year. The ex-Barcelona, AC Milan and Paris Saint Germain schemer has not played competitively since his contract with Fluminense was abruptly ended in June 2016.

Ronaldinho has since played in a handful of charity games and futsal tournaments and has become an official ambassador for Barcelona FC, where he won a Champions League and two Ballon D’Or awards.

But the 37 year old says he will focus on other projects, “There is this chance, I think I'm saying goodbye to football next year, officially," Ronaldinho said.

"I might play some farewell games for the teams I've played for, it's something we'll have to think about sometime soon.

“Once I'm retiring from football, then I'm moving forward on my musical projects, my football schools. It's something new for me, I'll have to adapt."

Ronaldinho released a samba single called “Sozinho” in March 2016.


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