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Why Ronaldinho Left Fluminense

Fluminense sporting director Mario Bittencourt has revealed the real reason why Ronaldinho left the club after just two months.

Ronaldinho Leaves Brazilian Club After Just Two Months

The former FC Barcelona legend moved to Fluminense in July after having his contract with Mexican side Queretaro cancelled.

Bittencourt told reporters Ronaldinho sat down with him and the club and requested that his contract be terminated because he could not play to an acceptable standard.

"Ronaldinho asked us for a meeting, he respectfully told us he didn't feel he was able to perform as good as he wanted and that it was a bad situation for him," Bittencourt said in a press conference.

"He asked us our opinion, we were straight with him and told him it wouldn't work for us, so we decided releasing him was the right thing to do.

"I don't feel that he lacked commitment and dedication to Fluminense. He's a player who is known worldwide. He made a great gesture in saying he wasn't being the player he felt he could be right now.

"We are somewhat frustrated. When he arrived, we expected he could do for us what he did for so many other clubs. That's what you think when you sign a player.

"He didn't do well in Mexico, but we took our chances by bringing him back to Rio, thinking he would do well again.

"I'll never speak about whether or not he is retiring. That's not something you say about a player of his calibre.

"He was always spectacular, as player and person. I can't tell anybody what to do with their lives."

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Ronaldinho has scored 188 goals in 506 professional appearances.

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