The 36-year-old made the announcement on social media after captaining Brazil in their 5-0 thrashing over Peru in the Copa America.
Alves won back-to-back league titles in Paris, after spells at Bahia, Sevilla, Barcelona and Juventus. Last night’s international cap was his 111th for Brazil.
“Today I close another cycle in my life, a cycle of victory, learning and experiences,” Alves wrote.
“I would like to thank the PSG family for the opportunity to together build a page in the history of this club. I would like to thank all the staff for their affection, respect and complicity from day one... you make this club a little more special.
“It was two years of resilience and continuous reinventing to fulfil my mission, but in life everything has a beginning, a middle and an end and now the time has come to put that final point here.
“I apologise if at any point I was not up to the pitch, I apologise if at some point I made a mistake, just tried to give my best.
“Thanks to all the companions for the moments lived, the laughter together, the boredom that your lazy spirits have put me through.
“If you ever remember me, be like the GOOD CRAZY of each day, with a beautiful smile on your face, with a pure energy of soul, as a professional worker and committed to the goals.... as someone who just wanted to you were better each day and you tried to make them understand the true meaning of the word team.
“A big hug to all and hope you do not miss my crazy things. With great affection GoodCrazy!!”
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