Ex-Barca forward Ronaldinho announces retirement
By Michael Fox
Ex-Barcelona and AC Milan forward Ronaldinho has announced his retirement. 
The 37-year-old calls time on a glittering 20-year career which saw him win titles in four different countries and, most notably, win the World Cup with Brazil in 2002. The forward last took to the field professionally for Fluminense in 2015 but had not officially hung up his boots.
After coming through the ranks at Gremio, the Brazilian made his name at PSG before Barcelona brought him to the Nou Camp for 30 million Euros in 2003. There he would go on to win La Liga twice and the Champions League. 
He won the Ballon d'Or in 2005 and was named UEFA player of the year in 2006, the same year he won Europe's biggest prize with Barca. A spell at Milan followed in 2008 where he won Serie A before returning to Brazil in 2011 where he played for Flamengo, Atletico Mineiro and ended his career at Fluminese, following a brief stint with Liga MX's Queretaro in 2014.