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Ronaldo ponders 2010 retirement

Fitness problems continue to plague World Cup winner

Last Updated: 19/08/10 6:15pm

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Ronaldo: Retirement

Ronaldo: Retirement

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Former Brazil star Ronaldo says he could retire from football before the end of the year.

The two-time World Cup winner now plies his trade in his native Brazil for Corinthians after his career in Europe came to an end following his release by AC Milan in 2008.

Fitness issues and a lack of form were attributed to the 33-year-old's downfall after he had established himself as one of the game's most highly-regarded footballers.

Ronaldo started out at Cruzeiro and then had spells at PSV, Barcelona, Inter, Real Madrid and finally Milan before he returned home, where injury problems were to further hamper his fitness.

And as he battles against his well-documented weight problems, Ronaldo says he is considering hanging up his boots and could do so as soon as the end of the year.


Ronaldo - who has scored more goals than anyone else at World Cup finals - said he wanted to finish his career on a high before making a simple announcement over his future.

"I am pain free, but I am saddened," said Ronaldo. "I've lived my whole life on the football pitch and the end of my career is coming close.

"I plan on making a big sacrifice in order to finish the year strong. Depending on how the end of the season turns out, I will make a decision to retire or continue.

"I need to lose weight, find my rhythm and then hope that I feel fine. But one day I will play a game and then simply say that was it."

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