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Ronaldinho returns to Barcelona as a club ambassador

Ronaldinho returns to Barcelona as a club ambassador

03/02/2017 at 09:19Updated 03/02/2017 at 10:50

Barcelona have announced that Brazilian legend Ronaldinho will return to the Catalan club as an ambassador.

Ronaldinho, who spent five years at the Nou Camp as a player, will represent Barcelona at events as well as helping out at the academy.

"Ronaldinho also form part of the Legends project, a team of former players who, through matches around the world, will help to globalise the Barca brand and its values, and will take part in clinics, training sessions and institutional events, among other activities organised by the club," a statement read. "Ronaldinho will also take part in FC Barcelona Foundation events related to UNICEF. The Masia 360 project will be another one of the Club projects where the Brazilian will be present, helping with the training and coaching of the athletes involved."

The 36-year-old has already announced that he will retire from professional football at the end of the season after a globe-trotting end to what has been a stellar career.

Back-to-back La Liga titles and a Champions League crown were the highlights of Ronaldinho's time at Barcelona, while the Brazilian also picked up a Serie A title with AC Milan later in his career and won the World Cup with his country in 2002.

The 2005 Ballon d'Or was the pick of a host of individual honours for Ronaldinho.

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