Cristiano Ronaldo reveals possible date for retirement from football

Cristiano Ronaldo _ Paulo Dybala

Cristiano Ronaldo continues to keep everyone guessing when it comes to his future, with the Juventus forward dropping another hint at his retirement plans.

Ronaldo is not your average player, and the superstar has worked tirelessly to keep himself in the best shape possible even at the age of 34.

He has shown no sign of decline and has previously suggested that he could have many years left in him, with it possible that he could emulate playets like Ryan Giggs and Paolo Maldini by playing past his 40th birthday.

However, The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is starting to take on more projects away from the football, with his ever-growing list of companies now including the ‘Play It Cool’ fragrance line.

The Portugal international told SPORTbible when quizzed on his future: “I still love football. I love to entertain the fans and the people who love Cristiano. It doesn’t matter the age, it’s all about mentality.

“The last five years I start to enjoy this process of seeing me outside of football, so who knows what will happen in the next year or two?” 

Ronaldo has never been one to shy away from a challenge and concedes he wants to maintain his commercial value away from football as he is continuing to thrive as an all-time great.

He added: “I do not want to imitate anybody.

“You have to be yourself all the time, but you can always pick up small details and take something from good examples, not only in football but in other sports as well – Formula 1, NBA, golf, UFC, whatever. The best athletes have a similar work ethic.

“Even the CEOs of great companies are always motivated and they have to work hard to achieve good things.

“You have to trust in yourself. In football, I have more control. I know what I can do. In business, it’s more difficult, you depend on other people, but I have a good team. It will be a challenge.”

“It has taken many years of hard work, dedication and passion to achieve what I have in football,” said Ronaldo.

“Outside of football I’m not there yet, but I’m a competitive guy and I don’t like to be the number two or number three. I always want to be number one. I will do it, 100 per cent.”


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