Both Ronaldinho and his Liga MX club Queretaro confirmed the aging Brazilian superstar has terminated his contract via mutual consent with one year left on the deal.
The 35-year-old former Ballon d’Or winner left on good terms after making 27 appearances and scoring eight goals, thanking the club and Mexican fans via Twitter, saying “every day I lived with you was special.” He also said, “To my team-mates thank you very much for every day of work, every moment, every laugh, our conversations in the hotel. I learned a lot during this stay.”
Queretaro’s press release, meanwhile, said, “The Brazilian’s experience was a major contribution in every way. Spending time with each of his teammates was key for personal and professional growth.”
Ronaldinho has been linked with newly-promoted Turkish club Antalyaspor, where the president has confirmed contract talks are set to begin. Former Chelsea star Samuel Eto’o has already signed for the Super Lig club after they bounced back to the top flight a year after relegation.