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El Barcelona perdió 2-1 en su visita a un defensivo y ordenado Celtic de Glasgow.

El atacante argentino del FC Barcelona Lionel Messi (C) remata sobre la portería del Celtic de Glasgow, en partido del grupo G de la Liga de Campeones jugado el 7 de noviembre de 2012 en Glasgow. (AFP | ian macnicol)

Barcelona Stay Calm After Unbeaten Run Ends, Real Madrid Host Deportivo

Andres Iniesta has insisted that nobody at Barcelona is panicking after the runaway leaders of La Liga saw their long unbeaten run come to an end.

La Liga: Barcelona paid more than 200 million including 'countless hidden clauses' to sign Neymar in 2013, claims report

FC Barcelona shelled out more than 200 million euros ($245 million) for Neymar including his salary and the "countless hidden clauses of the transfer," Spain's El Mundo daily said Thursday.

Barcelona stay calm after seeing unbeaten La Liga run end

Barcelona stay calm after seeing unbeaten La Liga run end

Barcelona stay calm after seeing unbeaten La Liga run end

Barcelona stay calm after seeing unbeaten La Liga run end

Barcelona stay calm after seeing unbeaten La Liga run end

Barcelona stay calm after seeing unbeaten La Liga run end

Barcelona stay calm after seeing unbeaten La Liga run end

Barcelona stay calm after seeing unbeaten La Liga run end

La Liga: 5 fatos sobre Betis x Barcelona

Confira cinco fatos curiosos sobre o duelo entre Barcelona e Betis pelo campeonato espanhol.

La Liga: 5 fatos sobre Betis x Barcelona

Confira cinco fatos curiosos sobre o duelo entre Barcelona e Betis pelo campeonato espanhol.

La Liga: 5 fatos sobre Betis x Barcelona

Confira cinco fatos curiosos sobre o duelo entre Barcelona e Betis pelo campeonato espanhol.

Previa Betis Vs Barcelona - Pronóstico de apuestas LaLiga Santander 2017-18

El último encuentro del domingo 21 en la Liga Santander tendrá como protagonista al que probablemente sea el equipo más en forma de todas las grandes ligas europeas, el F.C. Barcelona, y a un Betis con una trayectoria ascendente y que cada vez juega mejor. El Benito Villamarín presentará un lleno casi absoluto en este lance, que corresponde a la jornada 20 de la liga española La humildad y el trabajo de Quique Setién Con presupuesto relativamente modesto, el Betis está peleando para lograr colarse en puestos europeos y eso es algo que le deben en gran medida a su técnico Quique Setién.

La Liga: Barcelona defender Gerard Pique signs club contract extension till 2022

Having recently lost Neymar in an aggressive contract buy out by Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona have put a €500 million ($611 million) buy out clause in Pique's new contract.

ARCHIVO - En esta foto de archivo del 17 de mayo de 2006, el brasileño Ronaldinho levanta el trofeo de la Liga de Campeones de Europa, luego que el Barcelona derrotó al Arsenal en Saint-Denis, a las afueras de París (AP Foto/ Luca Bruno, archivo)

The utterly beguiling genius of Ronaldinho

An international star of the sport, one of the most exciting players to ever grace a football pitch, gifted with the most Brazilian of Brazilian flair - Ronaldinho has retired from football. Watching Ronaldinho play made you want to be a footballer, a footballer exactly like Ronaldinho - a guy who became the best player in the world without looking like he was even trying.  He floated through matches doing as he pleased, always smiling, making everything he did look like the most fun thing in the world. There's something about the mythology of the man that will make us remember him as a sort of flawed genius or wasted talent - the Chosen One who didn't fulfil the prophecy - but that makes him infinitely cooler. Anyway, he won the World Cup. And the Champions League. Sure, to have had Ronaldinho at his peak for longer than the few short years he was the absolute king would have been great. But don't we want our rock stars to be slightly cursed by imperfections they'll never overcome? That ephemeral period where Ronaldinho ruled the world will last a lifetime in the memory. Ronaldinho playing against AC Milan in 2003 Credit: GETTY IMAGES As naturally gifted a player as there has ever been, Ronaldinho would apparently sometimes not even bother turning up to training at PSG, as ex-teammate Jerome Leroy claimed: "[He] would just turn up on a Friday for the game on Saturday".  There are stories that Ronaldinho would arrive at the training ground in the same clothes he went out in and be found sleeping in dark rooms at Barcelona's complex after partying during the night, not so much burning the candle at both ends as streaking through the mid-2000s like a firework.  Ronaldinho's incredible career Nostalgia and hindsight tend to unduly colour our impressions of players (see Wayne Rooney in about five years time), but the Brazil trident of Ronaldinho, Rivaldo and Ronaldo? On the same pitch at the same time? Even then it was clear this was something special. The magic of @10Ronaldinho Pure talent. Barça Legend. pic.twitter.com/Cjel9SKO54— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 17, 2018 Going into the 2002 World Cup, the 22-year-old Ronaldinho was a player wanted by every club in the world. His value only increased after some incredible performances in that tournament. His goal against England, a moment David Seaman never really recovered from, is as vivid in my mind now as if it had happened yesterday. Barcelona outbid Manchester United for Ronaldinho's signature in the summer of 2003, paying PSG €30million while rivals Real Madrid opted for the vastly more marketable David Beckham.  Ronaldinho scored his first goal for the club in a midnight kick-off, dribbling from the halfway line to thunder a shot from distance off the underside of the Sevilla crossbar. By 2005 there was little doubt that Ronaldinho was the best player in the world. He took on something of superhuman status, magical on the pitch and off it - one clever advert in which the Brazilian hit ball after ball against the crossbar helped fuel the mystical aura. At a time when less of the population were as familiar with post-production editing techniques, few were certain on first watch whether this was real or not. Clearly, what we will remember most about Ronaldinho are the unbelievable things he did on the pitch and his ability to define matches in an instant. Chelsea beat Barcelona 4-2 over two legs in the Champions League in 2005 but the moment that stands out was Ronaldinho's solo goal: The shimmy, the minimal backlift to leave the entire team humiliated with a perfectly placed, powerful strike. He operated on a different level to anyone else, injecting games with a spirit of fun and creativity, providing the spark of excitement that made every match memorable. "Some goals are not about the skills; they are about the moment you’re living," he said later of the goal. This was a player who left the Bernabeu to a standing ovation from the home fans while starring for Barcelona in a 3-0 destruction of Real Madrid - putting him in the company of few others to have been awarded such a reception.  Diego Maradona managed it once and another ludicrously talented Barcelona number 10 has done it since... Ronaldinho celebrating with the Champions League trophy in 2006 Credit: REUTERS Frank Rijkaard departed Barcelona to be replaced by young managerial upstart Pep Guardiola and it became apparent that Ronaldinho's time at the club was going to come to an end. Long after his departure, Ronaldinho's influence remains for all to see in the freewheeling play of Lionel Messi, who Ronaldinho announced as his successor after their first training session held together. "Even then I knew he was a better player than me," admitted the Brazilian. It was Ronaldinho who set up Messi for his very first goal in Barcelona colours: Ronaldinho's lack of discipline (or enjoyment of life, depending on your point of view) has often been blamed for his early peak and failure to sustain his place at the summit of world football. His career took something of a downward spiral - but didn't plummet -  after leaving La Liga. He won Serie A with AC Milan after moving there in 2008 and achieved a lifelong dream by winning the Copa Libertadores with Atletico Mineiro in 2013. The best had passed but when he wanted to turn it on, Ronaldinho did. Ronaldinho at his AC Milan presentation in 2008 Credit: AFP Since then Ronaldinho floated around the Mexican league and appeared for Fluminense in the Brasileirao a few times, before remaining a professional footballer in name only from 2015 until Wednesday 17th January 2018, without actually being employed as one. It's a fitting end to a stellar career. A rocket ascent to the heights of football, a shooting star who scattered magic dust on all those below his path, who cooled on descent back to earth. It doesn't matter how old Ronaldinho gets, in our hearts and minds he will always be the Ronaldinho of the mid-2000s who smiled as he tore apart defences and made the very serious sport of football seem like it might actually be really fun.

The utterly beguiling genius of Ronaldinho

An international star of the sport, one of the most exciting players to ever grace a football pitch, gifted with the most Brazilian of Brazilian flair - Ronaldinho has retired from football. Watching Ronaldinho play made you want to be a footballer, a footballer exactly like Ronaldinho - a guy who became the best player in the world without looking like he was even trying.  He floated through matches doing as he pleased, always smiling, making everything he did look like the most fun thing in the world. There's something about the mythology of the man that will make us remember him as a sort of flawed genius or wasted talent - the Chosen One who didn't fulfil the prophecy - but that makes him infinitely cooler. Anyway, he won the World Cup. And the Champions League. Sure, to have had Ronaldinho at his peak for longer than the few short years he was the absolute king would have been great. But don't we want our rock stars to be slightly cursed by imperfections they'll never overcome? That ephemeral period where Ronaldinho ruled the world will last a lifetime in the memory. Ronaldinho playing against AC Milan in 2003 Credit: GETTY IMAGES As naturally gifted a player as there has ever been, Ronaldinho would apparently sometimes not even bother turning up to training at PSG, as ex-teammate Jerome Leroy claimed: "[He] would just turn up on a Friday for the game on Saturday".  There are stories that Ronaldinho would arrive at the training ground in the same clothes he went out in and be found sleeping in dark rooms at Barcelona's complex after partying during the night, not so much burning the candle at both ends as streaking through the mid-2000s like a firework.  Ronaldinho's incredible career Nostalgia and hindsight tend to unduly colour our impressions of players (see Wayne Rooney in about five years time), but the Brazil trident of Ronaldinho, Rivaldo and Ronaldo? On the same pitch at the same time? Even then it was clear this was something special. The magic of @10Ronaldinho Pure talent. Barça Legend. pic.twitter.com/Cjel9SKO54— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 17, 2018 Going into the 2002 World Cup, the 22-year-old Ronaldinho was a player wanted by every club in the world. His value only increased after some incredible performances in that tournament. His goal against England, a moment David Seaman never really recovered from, is as vivid in my mind now as if it had happened yesterday. Barcelona outbid Manchester United for Ronaldinho's signature in the summer of 2003, paying PSG €30million while rivals Real Madrid opted for the vastly more marketable David Beckham.  Ronaldinho scored his first goal for the club in a midnight kick-off, dribbling from the halfway line to thunder a shot from distance off the underside of the Sevilla crossbar. By 2005 there was little doubt that Ronaldinho was the best player in the world. He took on something of superhuman status, magical on the pitch and off it - one clever advert in which the Brazilian hit ball after ball against the crossbar helped fuel the mystical aura. At a time when less of the population were as familiar with post-production editing techniques, few were certain on first watch whether this was real or not. Clearly, what we will remember most about Ronaldinho are the unbelievable things he did on the pitch and his ability to define matches in an instant. Chelsea beat Barcelona 4-2 over two legs in the Champions League in 2005 but the moment that stands out was Ronaldinho's solo goal: The shimmy, the minimal backlift to leave the entire team humiliated with a perfectly placed, powerful strike. He operated on a different level to anyone else, injecting games with a spirit of fun and creativity, providing the spark of excitement that made every match memorable. "Some goals are not about the skills; they are about the moment you’re living," he said later of the goal. This was a player who left the Bernabeu to a standing ovation from the home fans while starring for Barcelona in a 3-0 destruction of Real Madrid - putting him in the company of few others to have been awarded such a reception.  Diego Maradona managed it once and another ludicrously talented Barcelona number 10 has done it since... Ronaldinho celebrating with the Champions League trophy in 2006 Credit: REUTERS Frank Rijkaard departed Barcelona to be replaced by young managerial upstart Pep Guardiola and it became apparent that Ronaldinho's time at the club was going to come to an end. Long after his departure, Ronaldinho's influence remains for all to see in the freewheeling play of Lionel Messi, who Ronaldinho announced as his successor after their first training session held together. "Even then I knew he was a better player than me," admitted the Brazilian. It was Ronaldinho who set up Messi for his very first goal in Barcelona colours: Ronaldinho's lack of discipline (or enjoyment of life, depending on your point of view) has often been blamed for his early peak and failure to sustain his place at the summit of world football. His career took something of a downward spiral - but didn't plummet -  after leaving La Liga. He won Serie A with AC Milan after moving there in 2008 and achieved a lifelong dream by winning the Copa Libertadores with Atletico Mineiro in 2013. The best had passed but when he wanted to turn it on, Ronaldinho did. Ronaldinho at his AC Milan presentation in 2008 Credit: AFP Since then Ronaldinho floated around the Mexican league and appeared for Fluminense in the Brasileirao a few times, before remaining a professional footballer in name only from 2015 until Wednesday 17th January 2018, without actually being employed as one. It's a fitting end to a stellar career. A rocket ascent to the heights of football, a shooting star who scattered magic dust on all those below his path, who cooled on descent back to earth. It doesn't matter how old Ronaldinho gets, in our hearts and minds he will always be the Ronaldinho of the mid-2000s who smiled as he tore apart defences and made the very serious sport of football seem like it might actually be really fun.

The utterly beguiling genius of Ronaldinho

An international star of the sport, one of the most exciting players to ever grace a football pitch, gifted with the most Brazilian of Brazilian flair - Ronaldinho has retired from football. Watching Ronaldinho play made you want to be a footballer, a footballer exactly like Ronaldinho - a guy who became the best player in the world without looking like he was even trying.  He floated through matches doing as he pleased, always smiling, making everything he did look like the most fun thing in the world. There's something about the mythology of the man that will make us remember him as a sort of flawed genius or wasted talent - the Chosen One who didn't fulfil the prophecy - but that makes him infinitely cooler. Anyway, he won the World Cup. And the Champions League. Sure, to have had Ronaldinho at his peak for longer than the few short years he was the absolute king would have been great. But don't we want our rock stars to be slightly cursed by imperfections they'll never overcome? That ephemeral period where Ronaldinho ruled the world will last a lifetime in the memory. Ronaldinho playing against AC Milan in 2003 Credit: GETTY IMAGES As naturally gifted a player as there has ever been, Ronaldinho would apparently sometimes not even bother turning up to training at PSG, as ex-teammate Jerome Leroy claimed: "[He] would just turn up on a Friday for the game on Saturday".  There are stories that Ronaldinho would arrive at the training ground in the same clothes he went out in and be found sleeping in dark rooms at Barcelona's complex after partying during the night, not so much burning the candle at both ends as streaking through the mid-2000s like a firework.  Ronaldinho's incredible career Nostalgia and hindsight tend to unduly colour our impressions of players (see Wayne Rooney in about five years time), but the Brazil trident of Ronaldinho, Rivaldo and Ronaldo? On the same pitch at the same time? Even then it was clear this was something special. The magic of @10Ronaldinho Pure talent. Barça Legend. pic.twitter.com/Cjel9SKO54— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 17, 2018 Going into the 2002 World Cup, the 22-year-old Ronaldinho was a player wanted by every club in the world. His value only increased after some incredible performances in that tournament. His goal against England, a moment David Seaman never really recovered from, is as vivid in my mind now as if it had happened yesterday. Barcelona outbid Manchester United for Ronaldinho's signature in the summer of 2003, paying PSG €30million while rivals Real Madrid opted for the vastly more marketable David Beckham.  Ronaldinho scored his first goal for the club in a midnight kick-off, dribbling from the halfway line to thunder a shot from distance off the underside of the Sevilla crossbar. By 2005 there was little doubt that Ronaldinho was the best player in the world. He took on something of superhuman status, magical on the pitch and off it - one clever advert in which the Brazilian hit ball after ball against the crossbar helped fuel the mystical aura. At a time when less of the population were as familiar with post-production editing techniques, few were certain on first watch whether this was real or not. Clearly, what we will remember most about Ronaldinho are the unbelievable things he did on the pitch and his ability to define matches in an instant. Chelsea beat Barcelona 4-2 over two legs in the Champions League in 2005 but the moment that stands out was Ronaldinho's solo goal: The shimmy, the minimal backlift to leave the entire team humiliated with a perfectly placed, powerful strike. He operated on a different level to anyone else, injecting games with a spirit of fun and creativity, providing the spark of excitement that made every match memorable. "Some goals are not about the skills; they are about the moment you’re living," he said later of the goal. This was a player who left the Bernabeu to a standing ovation from the home fans while starring for Barcelona in a 3-0 destruction of Real Madrid - putting him in the company of few others to have been awarded such a reception.  Diego Maradona managed it once and another ludicrously talented Barcelona number 10 has done it since... Ronaldinho celebrating with the Champions League trophy in 2006 Credit: REUTERS Frank Rijkaard departed Barcelona to be replaced by young managerial upstart Pep Guardiola and it became apparent that Ronaldinho's time at the club was going to come to an end. Long after his departure, Ronaldinho's influence remains for all to see in the freewheeling play of Lionel Messi, who Ronaldinho announced as his successor after their first training session held together. "Even then I knew he was a better player than me," admitted the Brazilian. It was Ronaldinho who set up Messi for his very first goal in Barcelona colours: Ronaldinho's lack of discipline (or enjoyment of life, depending on your point of view) has often been blamed for his early peak and failure to sustain his place at the summit of world football. His career took something of a downward spiral - but didn't plummet -  after leaving La Liga. He won Serie A with AC Milan after moving there in 2008 and achieved a lifelong dream by winning the Copa Libertadores with Atletico Mineiro in 2013. The best had passed but when he wanted to turn it on, Ronaldinho did. Ronaldinho at his AC Milan presentation in 2008 Credit: AFP Since then Ronaldinho floated around the Mexican league and appeared for Fluminense in the Brasileirao a few times, before remaining a professional footballer in name only from 2015 until Wednesday 17th January 2018, without actually being employed as one. It's a fitting end to a stellar career. A rocket ascent to the heights of football, a shooting star who scattered magic dust on all those below his path, who cooled on descent back to earth. It doesn't matter how old Ronaldinho gets, in our hearts and minds he will always be the Ronaldinho of the mid-2000s who smiled as he tore apart defences and made the very serious sport of football seem like it might actually be really fun.

The utterly beguiling genius of Ronaldinho

An international star of the sport, one of the most exciting players to ever grace a football pitch, gifted with the most Brazilian of Brazilian flair - Ronaldinho has retired from football. Watching Ronaldinho play made you want to be a footballer, a footballer exactly like Ronaldinho - a guy who became the best player in the world without looking like he was even trying.  He floated through matches doing as he pleased, always smiling, making everything he did look like the most fun thing in the world. There's something about the mythology of the man that will make us remember him as a sort of flawed genius or wasted talent - the Chosen One who didn't fulfil the prophecy - but that makes him infinitely cooler. Anyway, he won the World Cup. And the Champions League. Sure, to have had Ronaldinho at his peak for longer than the few short years he was the absolute king would have been great. But don't we want our rock stars to be slightly cursed by imperfections they'll never overcome? That ephemeral period where Ronaldinho ruled the world will last a lifetime in the memory. Ronaldinho playing against AC Milan in 2003 Credit: GETTY IMAGES As naturally gifted a player as there has ever been, Ronaldinho would apparently sometimes not even bother turning up to training at PSG, as ex-teammate Jerome Leroy claimed: "[He] would just turn up on a Friday for the game on Saturday".  There are stories that Ronaldinho would arrive at the training ground in the same clothes he went out in and be found sleeping in dark rooms at Barcelona's complex after partying during the night, not so much burning the candle at both ends as streaking through the mid-2000s like a firework.  Ronaldinho's incredible career Nostalgia and hindsight tend to unduly colour our impressions of players (see Wayne Rooney in about five years time), but the Brazil trident of Ronaldinho, Rivaldo and Ronaldo? On the same pitch at the same time? Even then it was clear this was something special. The magic of @10Ronaldinho Pure talent. Barça Legend. pic.twitter.com/Cjel9SKO54— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 17, 2018 Going into the 2002 World Cup, the 22-year-old Ronaldinho was a player wanted by every club in the world. His value only increased after some incredible performances in that tournament. His goal against England, a moment David Seaman never really recovered from, is as vivid in my mind now as if it had happened yesterday. Barcelona outbid Manchester United for Ronaldinho's signature in the summer of 2003, paying PSG €30million while rivals Real Madrid opted for the vastly more marketable David Beckham.  Ronaldinho scored his first goal for the club in a midnight kick-off, dribbling from the halfway line to thunder a shot from distance off the underside of the Sevilla crossbar. By 2005 there was little doubt that Ronaldinho was the best player in the world. He took on something of superhuman status, magical on the pitch and off it - one clever advert in which the Brazilian hit ball after ball against the crossbar helped fuel the mystical aura. At a time when less of the population were as familiar with post-production editing techniques, few were certain on first watch whether this was real or not. Clearly, what we will remember most about Ronaldinho are the unbelievable things he did on the pitch and his ability to define matches in an instant. Chelsea beat Barcelona 4-2 over two legs in the Champions League in 2005 but the moment that stands out was Ronaldinho's solo goal: The shimmy, the minimal backlift to leave the entire team humiliated with a perfectly placed, powerful strike. He operated on a different level to anyone else, injecting games with a spirit of fun and creativity, providing the spark of excitement that made every match memorable. "Some goals are not about the skills; they are about the moment you’re living," he said later of the goal. This was a player who left the Bernabeu to a standing ovation from the home fans while starring for Barcelona in a 3-0 destruction of Real Madrid - putting him in the company of few others to have been awarded such a reception.  Diego Maradona managed it once and another ludicrously talented Barcelona number 10 has done it since... Ronaldinho celebrating with the Champions League trophy in 2006 Credit: REUTERS Frank Rijkaard departed Barcelona to be replaced by young managerial upstart Pep Guardiola and it became apparent that Ronaldinho's time at the club was going to come to an end. Long after his departure, Ronaldinho's influence remains for all to see in the freewheeling play of Lionel Messi, who Ronaldinho announced as his successor after their first training session held together. "Even then I knew he was a better player than me," admitted the Brazilian. It was Ronaldinho who set up Messi for his very first goal in Barcelona colours: Ronaldinho's lack of discipline (or enjoyment of life, depending on your point of view) has often been blamed for his early peak and failure to sustain his place at the summit of world football. His career took something of a downward spiral - but didn't plummet -  after leaving La Liga. He won Serie A with AC Milan after moving there in 2008 and achieved a lifelong dream by winning the Copa Libertadores with Atletico Mineiro in 2013. The best had passed but when he wanted to turn it on, Ronaldinho did. Ronaldinho at his AC Milan presentation in 2008 Credit: AFP Since then Ronaldinho floated around the Mexican league and appeared for Fluminense in the Brasileirao a few times, before remaining a professional footballer in name only from 2015 until Wednesday 17th January 2018, without actually being employed as one. It's a fitting end to a stellar career. A rocket ascent to the heights of football, a shooting star who scattered magic dust on all those below his path, who cooled on descent back to earth. It doesn't matter how old Ronaldinho gets, in our hearts and minds he will always be the Ronaldinho of the mid-2000s who smiled as he tore apart defences and made the very serious sport of football seem like it might actually be really fun.

Los mejores momentos de Ronaldinho

La 2005-06 fue la mejor temporada de su vida. El Barcelona volvía a ganar La Liga y se alzaba con la Champions League al vencer al Arsenal en la final disputada en París. Ronaldinho marcó 26 goles y dio 19 asistencias aquella campaña. (Foto: Damien Meyer / AFP).

Los mejores momentos de Ronaldinho

En su segunda temporada en el Barcelona, Ronaldinho volvió a brillar y lideró a su equipo en la consecución de La Liga. En Champions, los azulgrana cayeron eliminados en octavos de final ante el Chelsea, pero Ronaldinho dejó un golazo para la historia con la puntera en Stamford Bridge. (Foto: Mike Egerton / Getty Images).

Los mejores momentos de Ronaldinho

La 2005-06 fue la mejor temporada de su vida. El Barcelona volvía a ganar La Liga y se alzaba con la Champions League al vencer al Arsenal en la final disputada en París. Ronaldinho marcó 26 goles y dio 19 asistencias aquella campaña. (Foto: Damien Meyer / AFP).

Los mejores momentos de Ronaldinho

En su segunda temporada en el Barcelona, Ronaldinho volvió a brillar y lideró a su equipo en la consecución de La Liga. En Champions, los azulgrana cayeron eliminados en octavos de final ante el Chelsea, pero Ronaldinho dejó un golazo para la historia con la puntera en Stamford Bridge. (Foto: Mike Egerton / Getty Images).

Ronaldinho retires from professional football 

Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldinho has retired from football, according to his agent and brother Roberto Assis. The 37-year-old has not played for a professional team since leaving Brazilian side Fluminense in July 2015. “He has stopped, it is ended,” Assis wrote in a column for Brazilian newspaper O Globo. “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.” Ronaldinho began his career with Gremio in Brazil before joining PSG in 2001.  Ronaldinho won the Serie A title in 2011 with AC Milan  Credit: Getty Images  It was his time at Barcelona that came to define his career, winning two La Liga titles ,one Champions League trophy and one Ballon d'Or in a five-year stay at the Nou Camp.  Lionel Messi recently identified Ronaldinho as the one person who helped him adjust to playing for the senior Barcelona team.  "Everyone welcomed me into the dressing room, and [Ronaldinho] welcomed me in a spectacular way," he said. "To go into that dressing room was not easy but he made it all so much easier." #Ronaldinho, the man who enchanted San Siro and every football fan has officially retired ���� Obrigado, Dinho: G.O.A.T. ��@10Ronaldinho si ritira, dopo aver illuminato i campi di tutto il mondo con le sue magie! ���� Grazie di tutto, Dinho ��⚫ pic.twitter.com/vc04uBtU3i— AC Milan (@acmilan) January 16, 2018 Ronaldinho then spent three years  with AC Milan, winning one Serie A title in an illustrious team that included David Beckham, Andrea Pirlo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.  He returned to his native Brazil in  2011 with a spell at Atletico Mineiro before rounding off his career with Queretaro in Mexico and finally Fluminense.

Ronaldinho retires from professional football 

Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldinho has retired from football, according to his agent and brother Roberto Assis. The 37-year-old has not played for a professional team since leaving Brazilian side Fluminense in July 2015. “He has stopped, it is ended,” Assis wrote in a column for Brazilian newspaper O Globo. “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.” Ronaldinho began his career with Gremio in Brazil before joining PSG in 2001.  Ronaldinho won the Serie A title in 2011 with AC Milan  Credit: Getty Images  It was his time at Barcelona that came to define his career, winning two La Liga titles ,one Champions League trophy and one Ballon d'Or in a five-year stay at the Nou Camp.  Lionel Messi recently identified Ronaldinho as the one person who helped him adjust to playing for the senior Barcelona team.  "Everyone welcomed me into the dressing room, and [Ronaldinho] welcomed me in a spectacular way," he said. "To go into that dressing room was not easy but he made it all so much easier." #Ronaldinho, the man who enchanted San Siro and every football fan has officially retired ���� Obrigado, Dinho: G.O.A.T. ��@10Ronaldinho si ritira, dopo aver illuminato i campi di tutto il mondo con le sue magie! ���� Grazie di tutto, Dinho ��⚫ pic.twitter.com/vc04uBtU3i— AC Milan (@acmilan) January 16, 2018 Ronaldinho then spent three years  with AC Milan, winning one Serie A title in an illustrious team that included David Beckham, Andrea Pirlo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.  He returned to his native Brazil in  2011 with a spell at Atletico Mineiro before rounding off his career with Queretaro in Mexico and finally Fluminense.

La Liga Santander - Real Sociedad vs FC Barcelona

Barcelona’s Luis Suarez in action. REUTERS/Vincent West

Manchester United surpass La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid as Europe's biggest earners, claims report

United’s operating profit of 232 million euros was also the highest followed by Real Madrid, PSG, Bayern Munich, Arsenal and City.

El futbolista Ronaldinho se retira, anuncia su agente

Imagen de archivo de Ronaldinho celebrando un gol por el Barça ante el Betis durante un partido de Liga en el Estadio Camp Nou en Barcelona. el 4 de noviembre, 2007. REUTERS/Albert Gea