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Barca star Ronaldinho speaks out on retirement plans

Updated: Sep 08, 2016 10:52 IST      
Barca star Ronaldinho speaks out on retirement plans

New York [USA], Sept.8 (ANI): Brazilian legend Ronaldinho has confirmed that he is planning to play one more year before bidding adieu to his illustrious football career, which is laden with trophies and individual awards.

"I am an old man now, I am 36. 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," the former Barcelona star was quoted as saying by goal.com.

The 36-year-old World Cup winner has been without a club since leaving Fluminense last September, but he has been linked with a move to the United States, China as well as India.

Ronaldinho, however, made his final appearance for Fluminense in January this year, when he came as a substitute during the side's 1-0 defeat to Colorado.

The 2005 FIFA World Player of the Year became one of the few players to boast both Champions League and Copa Libertadores titles during their career. He also won two La Liga titles in his five-year stint with Barcelona. (ANI)

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Updated: Jul 21, 2017 11:21 IST     

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Updated: Jul 21, 2017 10:44 IST     

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Updated: Jul 20, 2017 19:57 IST     

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Updated: Jul 20, 2017 19:07 IST     

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Updated: Jul 20, 2017 18:27 IST     

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Updated: Jul 20, 2017 17:57 IST     

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