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Ronaldo retires from football

Brazil legend Ronaldo has confirmed that he is retiring from football with immediate effect.

The 34-year-old's decision to retire brings an abrupt end to one of the most prestigious careers the world of football has ever seen.

Ronaldo was a part of the Brazil's World Cup wins in both 1994 and 2002, and is one of only two men to have won the FIFA Player of the Year award three times, along with France's Zinedine Zidane.

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zico4159d ago

Great player! A legend!

ohahCantona4159d ago

He WAS a good player in the start of the 2000, spesial WC 2002. He was one of the world best talented player ever, but he didn`t get out his potensial. spesial not in Europe...

zico4159d ago

First startet in PSV Eindhoven, playing brilliant in the club with 42 goals in 46 league matches.
In Barcelona he scored 47 goals in 49 games (still the only player with Messi to score more than 30 goals in one season in La Liga).

Also doing great in big clubs as Inter, Real Madrid and Milan, unfortunately struggled with knee injuries that prevented his further career.

scored 72 goals in 112 matches for Brazil. With 15 goals in three World Cups, he is the all-time top scorer in the tournament!

@ohah: He had a great career! Big talented - great permformance, but unfortunately some knee injuries made some trouble of the career. But still. Maybe top 5 of players EVER.

ultramoot4159d ago

The one true "Ronaldo". The best striker I have ever seen playing "live". IMO, none of the current players come close to Ronaldo in his prime, before his knee-injury at Inter.

The youngest FIFA World Player Of The Year at the age of 20. And, along with Zidane, is the only player to have won that prestigious award 3 times.

He would have been the undisputed "Best Player Ever" if he didn't suffer from 3 career-threatening injuries, all on the same knee, during his best years.

moha104159d ago

No doubt, he is 1 of the greatest!!

Maradona4159d ago

A true legend. Fantastic.

EVO-OM3GA4159d ago

Best Football Player of My Generation! Never been another Strike with same Pedigree that he had!

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