Former ‘best player in the world’ Ronaldinho is unemployed.
The 34-year-old announced on Monday that he is leaving Atletico Mineiro by mutual consent, and is due to give a press conference on Wednesday to announce his future plans.
Atletico coach Levir Culpi confirmed the news speaking with SporTV.
"I can’t call on Ronaldinho anymore. His cycle with us has ended. It’s unfortunate because he’s an idol to all of us. Everyone loves his football, the way he plays and he’s a very charismatic person," Culpi said.
"But that’s the way it goes. He’s leaving and we must move on without him."
Essa parceria deu muito certo!! Galo vai estar sempre no meu coração!!— Ronaldinho Gaúcho (@10Ronaldinho)July 24, 2014
The former Ballon d’Or winner and World Cup champion scored 28 goals in 88 games with Mineiro, and helped them win their first ever Copa Libertadores title last season. Ronaldinho’s contract with the Belo Horizonte club was set to expire at the end of this year.
While you can now officialy start day-dreaming about Ronaldinho joining Major League Soccer, take in some of his greatest moments at Mineiro: