Ramires Announces His Retirement From Football

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Ramires Announces His Retirement From Football
Ramires Announces His Retirement From Football

Ex-Chelsea and Brazilian professional footballer Ramires Santos do Nascimento, known as Ramires has announced his retirement from the sport of football at the age of 35.

Ramires has announced his retirement on his social media page, he follows John Obi Mikel who retired yesterday. The two incredibly underrated players, both key to Chelsea’s 2012 triumph

Ramires took to Instagram to state his decision to hang up his boots with a video of his 18-year career’s biggest highlights and a lengthy statement as he wave farewell to football.

The legendary midfielder’s message read:

After some deep reflection on my part, I decided to inform you all that I’ve decided that my professional career will come to an end. All I have left now is to first thank God for enabling me to having had as high of a performance as it can be have in our beloved sport. Thank you very much to all clubs I’ve played for: Joinville, Cruzeiro, Benfica, Chelsea, Jiangsu e Palmeiras. I’ll always carry you and the fans in my heart. Also thanks to the Brazilian Football Squad for the honor of playing 2 World Cups, which was a dream come through.
I also need to thank to all teammates, club employees, coaches and managers that I had the pleasure of working with.
To my family, mother, sons, brothers and true friends throughout this journey, thank you very much for being by my side unconditionally during all these years, cheering for every win, every title and achievement as it was your own. You were always my biggest strength and motivation.
I’ll go on a different path but with the same and courage I’ve had since I was a child, when against all odds I left a small town in Rio De Janeiro to conquer the World.
Thanks for all, Football!

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The midfield engine started out at Brazilian outfits Joinville and Cruzeiro before heading to Benfica in 2009.

After a successful campaign, he joined Chelsea the following summer for £ 20 million, later chalking up over 250 appearances for the Blues during a six-year spell.

Ramires admitted in 2018 that he would jump at the chance to play for Chelsea again, having won the Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League and Europa League during his time in west London.

The veteran eventually finished his career in his home country, representing Palmeiras during the 2019-20 campaign.

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