Ronaldinho Left Because He Couldn’t Perform Again- Fluminense

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Former World Footballer of the Year, Ronaldinho has felt Brazilian Serie A side, Fluminense after just two months, the club has announced.

Fluminense Sporting Director, Mario Bittencourt also revealed the reason behind the 2002 World Cup winner’s departure from the club after a short stint.

The 35 year old Ronaldinho, who joined the club in July after leaving Mexican side Queretaro, made only 9 appearances for the Maracana side.


Bittencourt made the revelation at a press briefing saying, “Ronaldinho asked us for a meeting. He respectfully told us he didn’t feel he was able to perform as good as he wanted and that it was a bad situation for him.”

“He asked us our opinion, we were straight with him and told him it wouldn’t work for us, so we decided releasing him was the right thing to do.

“I don’t feel that he lacked commitment and dedication to Fluminense, he’s a player who is known worldwide. He made a great gesture in saying he wasn’t being the player he felt he could be right now.

“We are somewhat frustrated, when he arrived we expected he could do for us what he did for so many other clubs. That’s what you think when you sign a player.

“He didn’t do well in Mexico, but we took our chances by bringing him back to Rio thinking he would do well again.

“I’ll never speak about whether or not he is retiring. That’s not something you say about a player of his calibre. He was always spectacular, as player and person. I can’t tell anybody what to do with their lives.”

See Also: Ronaldinho Back In Football Again

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