Following the announcement of his retirement from the game on Tuesday, gaming giants, EA Sports have handed footballing legend Ronaldinho a prime ICON card.
The Brazilian icon has been given the card alongside previous
4 new Prime ICONS, 4 former Ballon d’Or winners! Available in packs and SBCs from 6pm UK. pic.twitter.com/K0NOSsP4kw— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) January 18, 2018
EA Sports got in on the act yesterday by announcing on their FIFA Twitter account that a prime ICON card was available from 6pm.
Ronaldinho made a total of 513 appearances throughout a career that spanned 20 years, scoring a total of 190 career goals. Teams he represented included Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and AC Milan. He scored a total of 33 goals in 98 appearances for the Brazilian national team, and was part of the last Brazilian team to become world champions in 2002.
He posted a heartfelt message on Instagram following the announcement that he was hanging up his boots for good. In the message he said:
"I did what I most loved professionally for 20 years, and 10 as a basic training. I lived intensely this dream of children, every moment, trips, victories, defeats, the review, national anthem, the walk in the tunnel, dressing room, field entrance, the soccer shoes I used...
Now fans of FIFA will be able to remember how good the Brazilian was in his prime by adding his prime ICON card to their own Ultimate Team.