Former Chelsea Football Club player, Ramires has announced his retirement from football.
The Brazilian made the announcement on his official Instagram account on Wednesday, September 28th, 2022.
Sharing the news on his Instagram page the former Chelsea star wrote;
“After some time of reflection, I would like to announce that I have decided to officially end my career as a professional football player. At this point, I can only thank God first for He has trained and led me to the highest levels that sport can offer. Thank you very much also to all the clubs I’ve passed that were @palmeiras @slbenfica @cruzeiro Jiangsu and @jec_oficial I will always carry you and your fans in my heart. Gratitude also to the Brazilian Football Team @cbf_futebol for having provided me the pleasure of playing two World Cups, which was the realization of a dream.
Thankful also to all the teammates, staff, coaches and managers that I had the pleasure of working with. To my relatives, mother, children, brothers and true friends, thank you so much for being by my side unconditionally all these years, vibrating for each achievement of mine as if it were yours, which has always been my greatest strength and motivation. I’m going to go in other directions, but with the same happiness and courage I’ve had since I was a child, when, against all expectations, I left my city in the interior of Rio de Janeiro to win the world. Thanks for everything, football!”
Ramirez joined Chelsea during the summer transfer window of the 2010 season and went on to win the Premier League under Carlo Ancelotti.
He also won the UEFA Champions League with the Blues in 2012. However, he will be remembered for scoring the goal against Barcelona in the second leg of the semi-final.