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Cristiano Ronaldo insists he could retire 'happy' having 'won everything' in football

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg between Real Madrid and PSG
Image: Cristiano Ronaldo insists he has achieved everything he wanted to in football

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo insists he has no more dreams to achieve in football and can retire happy.

Ronaldo has been linked with a move away from the European and Spanish champions at the end of the season, with reports suggesting he wants to leave Madrid over a contract dispute.

The 33-year-old insists he is happy to remain at the Bernabeu and still loves Madrid but says he could also walk away from the game having achieved everything he wanted to at the start of his career.

"I never dreamed I would win five Ballon d'Or awards. If I had to finish my career now I would do so super happy. I have won everything," Ronaldo told Brazilian YouTube channel Central Desimpedidos.

Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo poses with his five Ballon d'Or trophies ahead of the Spanish league football match between Real Madrid
Image: Ronaldo has won the Ballon d'Or five times

"If I win another one, two or three Ballon d'Ors then I will be delighted but if not I already won five."

When asked if had any more dreams to achieve in football, such as winning the World Cup with Portugal, Ronaldo said: "Sincerely I don't think I have any.

"I achieved everything I dreamed of in football. I really think I have achieved so many nice things that I don't have any more dreams.

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"But if you ask me if I want to keep winning of course I do. Obviously I would love to win the World Cup. But if my career ended now I would be very proud. I never thought my career was going to be so nice."

Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring a goal during the WC 2018 football qualification match between Portugal and Andorra at the Mu
Image: Ronaldo believes Portugal can cause another upset at the World Cup in Russia

Portugal have been drawn with Spain, Morocco and Iran in Group B at the upcoming World Cup and Ronaldo believes the reigning European champions are capable of causing another upset in Russia.

"We are not the favourites. We have to be honest and humble and understand that in theory there are teams with bigger names such as Brazil, Spain, Germany and Argentina," said the former Manchester United winger.

"We are not favourites but anything is possible."

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