Another John Obi Mikel former Chelsea teammate Ramires has retired from football and Blues fans will always remember his chip at Camp Nou.

The 35-year-old Brazilian midfielder has been without a club since leaving Palmeiras in November 2020 by mutual consent after some “reflection,” he decided to hang up his boots permanently.

Ramires came through the ranks at Joinville before making a name for himself at Cruzeiro and his performance led to a 2009 transfer to Portuguese giant Benfica.

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The Olympics Bronze medalist played for The Eagles for just one season before joining Chelsea on a lucrative deal, where he had the most successful period of his career.

Before leaving Stamford Bridge for Jiangsu Suning of the Chinese Super League, Ramires spent five and a half years at west West London where he won all domestic trophies in addition to the Champions League and Europa League.

Ramires announced his decision in a post on Instagram as the Brazilian making the news official after almost a year without playing active football.

 

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Ramires will be remembered by Chelsea fans after he chipped Frank Lampard’s through ball over Victor Valdes’ head in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final against Barcelona.

Ramires played for Chelsea, Benfica, Palmeiras, Jiangsu Suning, Cruzeiro, and Joinville during his playing career.

 

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