Ronaldinho closed the curtain on his football career in 2015 – however, he would be willing to return to the field on one condition.
The ex-Barcelona forward won a host of individual honours and secured a Serie A title, two La Liga crowns and a Champions League during his playing days.
However, it all came to a close when Ronaldinho reached a mutual agreement with Fluminense to terminate his contract two years ago.
And while the World Cup winner celebrated his 37th birthday in March, Ronnie would be open to lacing up his boots again… but only for a team that wouldn’t force him to train.
Ed Maylon, Sports Editor for the Independent, confirmed Ronaldinho’s demands via his Twitter account:
Ronaldinho, when asked if he is retired – "if there's a team that would want me without the training, it's still possible to play."
— Ed Malyon (@eaamalyon) August 8, 2017
Maylon’s Tweet was backed up by Brazilian football expert @BrazilStat:
"Have I officially retired football? If there is a team that would want me without the training, it is still possible to play." pic.twitter.com/BVKqiYCTEo
— Seleção Brasileira (@BrazilStat) August 8, 2017
While Ronaldinho was without question the best footballer on the planet in the early noughties, he struggled with fitness after leaving the Nou Camp for spells at AC Milan, Flamengo and Atlético Mineiro.
Would you be willing to see your club offer a deal to Ronaldinho under these conditions?