Barcelona tweet Ronaldinho brilliant tribute after Brazil legend retires from football

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Finally, the legendary Ronaldinho has decided to hang up his boots.

The 37-year-old's career has rather petered out in recent years and he's featured in more charity games than league encounters, but he is still one of the most beloved stars to ever grace the pitch.

His brother and agent Roberto Assis confirmed the retirement on Tuesday in a column for the Brazilian media outlet O Globo and revealed plans for farewell tribute events after the 2018 World Cup.

"He has stopped, it is ended," Assis said.

"We will do various events in Brazil, Europe and Asia and, of course, we are arranging something with the Brazilian team as well."

Ronaldinho started his career with Gremio in Brazil before moving to Paris St-Germain in 2001. After five years at Barcelona and two La Liga titles, he also had a spell at AC Milan where he won the Serie A title in 2010-11.

He moved to Brazilian side Flamengo in 2011 before spells at Atletico Mineiro, Queretaro in Mexico and Fluminense.

There's no doubt that he is most famous for his time at Barcelona and that is when he was at the apex of his powers.

He scored 94 goals in 207 games for the club, winning the La Liga twice and the Champions League in 2006, against Arsenal. Of course, the Catalan club posted a tribute to the former dazzling playmaker and it was truly fitting.

He was the FIFA World Player of the Year in 2004 and 2005 on top of winning his only Ballon d'Or award, also in 2005. All while plying his trade at the Nou Camp.

The 2002 World Cup winner also had a fruitful career with AC Milan following his time in Spain and was inducted into their Hall of Fame as a result.

Ronaldinho managed to win the Serie A title with the club in 2010-11 and the Rossoneri posted a tribute of their own to the newly-retired magician.

It read: "@Ronaldinho, the man who enchanted San Siro and every football fan has officially retired. Obrigado, Dinho: G.O.A.T. #10Ronaldinho retires, having lit up the fields around the world with its magic! 🤙🏻 thanks for everything, Dinho.

We think Milan speak for all of us when they say, thank you, Dinho.

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