Spanish giants Barcelona announced legendary former player Ronaldhinho will return to act as ambassador for the club.
The Brazilian, who won the world player of the year twice as well as two La Liga titles and the 2005/06 champions League with Barca in five years at the camp Nou, has not played since a short spell at fluminense came to an end in September 2015.
The former Brazilian international made over 200 appearances for Barca in a five-year spell at the club after joining from Paris Saint-Germain in 2003
After helping the Blaugrana win two league titles and a champions League he left for AC Milan, before winding down his career back in Brazil, with a brief spell in Mexico.
“Ronaldinho will become a club ambassador and representative at various events and activities over the coming years,” Barca said in a statement.
“He will 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 i values, and will take part in clinics, training sessions and institutional events, among other activities organised by the club.
Barca initially announced a 10-year deal has been agreed, but issued a revised statement without a definitive time frame for the agreement.
Ronaldinho, 36 will also be part of a Barca Legends team that will play exhibition matches across the world.
On top of the trophies and 91 goals he in 198 appearances for Barca, Ronaldinho’s time in the Catalan capital is fondly remembered for his outragous array of skills and broad smile with which he often graced the pitch.
His arrival from paris Saint-Germain in 2003 also heralded a shift in power in spanish football as he took a teenage Lionel Messi under his wing.
In the 14 years since, Barca have won four champions Leagues and eight La Liga titles to Real Madrid’s two European crowns and three domestic titles.