Report: Ronaldo to Announce Retirement After 18-Year Professional Career


One of the most prolific strikers in the history of soccer will announce his retirement on Monday, according to ESPN.

Ronaldo, the 34-year-old Brazilian forward, has been playing for Sao Paulo based club Corinthians for the last two years. Following an ugly exit from the Copa Libertadores, has accepted the end of his career.

Corinthians fans turned violent following the club’s exit from the tournament earlier this month, and Ronaldo had publicly stated how affected he was by their response.

“I can’t keep going.” Said Ronaldo, “I wanted to continue but I can’t. I think about making a play but I can’t execute it.”

A press conference has been scheduled at Corinthians headquarters for Monday afternoon.

Ronaldo’s 18-year career was highlighted by his success in both Spain and Italy, playing for FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, AC Milan and Inter. He was also part of the Brazilian squad that won the World Cup in 2002.

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