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Ronaldo announces his retirement

Discussion in 'Football' started by lukas_rod, 13 February 2011.

  1. lukas_rod

    lukas_rod Championship

    25 October 2007
    Brazil
    São Paulo FC
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    After 18 years as a footballer, Ronaldo will explain his retirement on Monday

    In an interview, he said he would like to continue, but he can't handle it anymore.
     
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  2. PIPA23

    PIPA23 retired :) Staff

    21 June 2007
    England
    LFC
    Re: Ronaldo announce his retirement

    i would rather remember him with this photos..

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    legend of football.. hope we see players like him in future..


    could this have something to do with R. Carlos request for leaving Corinthians?
     
  3. ThomasGOAL

    ThomasGOAL Retired Footballer

    15 March 2003
    France
    Re: Ronaldo announce his retirement

    Best striker of 90/00
     
  4. lukas_rod

    lukas_rod Championship

    25 October 2007
    Brazil
    São Paulo FC
    Re: Ronaldo announce his retirement

    I don't think so, after the Libertadores elimination, a few Corinthians supporters blamed both Roberto and Ronaldo and wanted they leave the club.
     
  5. gabriel_timao

    gabriel_timao Campeonato Brasileiro

    7 May 2010
    S.C.Corinthians P.
    Re: Ronaldo announce his retirement

    Bad Notice Ronaldo is the Best player of all times :WORSHIP:
     
  6. RuneEdge

    RuneEdge Silent Assassin

    1 October 2003
    Turn around, I'm right behind you...
    Manchester United
    Re: Ronaldo announce his retirement

    As I grew up watching football, he was THE man. Just brilliant to watch.

    After Zidane, he's probably the next true legend to retire for me, atleast in my era.
     
  7. PLF

    PLF Legend

    2 August 2004
    Re: Ronaldo announce his retirement

    Yep! He was just f'n phenomenal!

    One of the greatest ever!

    Too bad he wasn't professional and had those serious knee injuries! His brilliance was cut shorter than it should've been.
     
  8. bebo

    bebo Looking for a Manager

    25 July 2005
    Arsenal Thread
    The Arsenal FC
    Re: Ronaldo announce his retirement

    I love Ronaldo !! Was great how he destroy defenders
     
  9. ss4_goku

    ss4_goku Premiership

    26 May 2004
    Hong Kong / Toronto
    Man Utd
    Re: Ronaldo announce his retirement

    My all time favourite. Sad to see another great retire, bu I do guess it is better to end it early than to try and just humiliate yourself. Soccernet's article wrote this "He reportedly told local media he has "cried like a baby" since Corinthians fell to Deportes Tolima in the two-legged first stage of South America's premier club tournament. "I wanted to continue but I can't," he is quoted as saying. "I think about making a play but I can't execute it. The time is up.""

    He will always be remembered as one of the greats
     
  10. RuneEdge

    RuneEdge Silent Assassin

    1 October 2003
    Turn around, I'm right behind you...
    Manchester United
  11. matherto

    matherto 12 Times

    13 October 2004
    St. Helens, Merseyside.
    Manchester United
    Re: Ronaldo announce his retirement

    The main man of my childhood dream teams, what I would've given to have seen him in a United shirt.

    When he was younger, in the few years before France '98, before the mystery of that final, before the knee injury in '99 (and subsequent ones), he was simply ridiculous.

    Absolutely unstoppable when he went on a run, the pace, power and insanely close control combined with the skills and sheer confidence meant you only had to give him the ball and you knew you were gonna score.

    Came back with a bang at the 2002 World Cup and for one or two years afterwards at Real, he was still the man. His hat-trick performance against us at OT in 2002/03 earnt him an ovation from the entire stadium as he went off, I was scared everytime he touched the ball that night.

    Yet another of my heroes that I've grown up with has retired, not long before all the greatest players of the 90's/early 00's have retired.

    Good luck R9.
     
  12. Zombie

    Zombie International

    22 May 2007
    Izmir, Turkey
    Galatasaray SK
    Re: Ronaldo announce his retirement

    + 9

    We miss you! :WORSHIP:
     
  13. Milanista

    Milanista Mangiamoli! Staff

    19 December 2002
    London & Milan
    AC Milan
    Re: Ronaldo announce his retirement

    Anyone remember Ronaldo V-Football?
     
  14. Artem

    Artem International

    9 June 2010
    St. Petersburg
    Zenit SPb
    Re: Ronaldo announce his retirement

    Farewell to one of the greatest players in history. Thanks for a great game!:WORSHIP:
     
  15. YoungGun_UK

    YoungGun_UK 20 TIMES!

    12 July 2007
    UK
    Manchester United
  16. Loki_

    Loki_ PES Aficionado

    9 February 2009
    Italy
    Who Play Good Football
    Re: Ronaldo announce his retirement

    I think without all those injuries he could prove to be the best player of all time.. between still be one of best players ever. Goodbye Ronnie :)
     
  17. matherto

    matherto 12 Times

    13 October 2004
    St. Helens, Merseyside.
    Manchester United
    Re: Ronaldo announce his retirement

    Apparently he's mentioned today that he has hyperthyroidism.

    That'll be the reason why his weight was/is so hard to keep down. Couldn't medicate it either because it'd show us whenever he was drug-tested.

    Just can't imagine what he would've been like if he'd been able to maintain the form of 94-98, injuries just killed him.
     
  18. tobi

    tobi "Pull up from 30!"

    5 August 2005
    Teaching the PHX Suns the 2 min drill...
    Spurs, Suns and Cowboys
    Re: Ronaldo announce his retirement

    :APPLAUD:

    Does anyone remember the memorable step over in a Copa Italia game (?), I can't remember who it was against but I do remember attempting it in school the next day along with many others.

    Legend.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Jamezinho

    Jamezinho Golden Boot Winner

    10 June 2003
    Ipswich, England
    Ipswich Town F.C.
    Re: Ronaldo announce his retirement

    I would say that, at his best, Ronaldo was genuinely unplayable. The closest there's ever been to the complete striker. He had it all, and he'll be missed.

    I'll always remember the night he got the standing ovation at Old Trafford.

    Edit:

    YouTube - 2002-2003 United 4-3 Real Madrid Highlights
     
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  20. lo zio

    lo zio International

    24 October 2005
    Palermo
    Re: Ronaldo announce his retirement

    i think the best compliment to ronaldo came from nesta and maldini. years ago, during a double interview, they were asked who was the toughest player they had to mark in their carreer and they both said ronaldo was "simply unmarkable".

    extraordinary player indeed. and also terrbily unlucky. the cruciate ligament injury he faced is the same kind of injury that put an end to dozens of players.
    he had that terrible injury not once, but twice. and yet, both times he had the mental strenght, the determination and the will to recover and play football again.
    along with van basten, he's been without a doubt the greatest striker i've ever seen playing. :WORSHIP:
     
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  21. The_Special_One

    The_Special_One #helpmemeetgenie

    17 August 2007
    Lovely Estoril
    #geniearmy
    Re: Ronaldo announce his retirement

    A sad day for every football lover. The best striker I've ever seen is retired. I must admit, I'm one of those who have criticized him in last Corinthians' appearances. Good players know when to retire and Ronaldo recognized it was enough. Thanks for every single moments of magic, thanks for the goals, thanks for the assists, thanks for the tears.

    Obrigado Ronaldo! Foi lindo pra caramba...

    :)
     
  22. sattan_hussein

    sattan_hussein Championship

    6 December 2004
    Ryo de Janeiro
    Arsenal
    Re: Ronaldo announce his retirement

    :APPLAUD:
     
  23. goalgerd

    goalgerd File Maker

    30 July 2006
    dublin, eire
    Ringsend Rovers
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  24. Ronaldinho_23

    Ronaldinho_23 Premiership

    11 February 2007
    Spain
    Fc. Barcelona , Juventus
    LEGEND!

    the best 9 in the history
     
  25. Pazzuzzu

    Pazzuzzu Champions League

    17 April 2010
    :WORSHIP: Obrigado por tudo Fenómeno :WORSHIP:
     
  26. VanderVoort

    VanderVoort Més que un club

    29 May 2010
    Barcelona
    I started to watch football because him, when i was 6/7 and Ronaldo a Barça player.
     
  27. RuneEdge

    RuneEdge Silent Assassin

    1 October 2003
    Turn around, I'm right behind you...
    Manchester United
    Cruzeiro: Apps 14 Goals: 12
    PSV: Apps 46 Goals: 42
    Barcelona: Apps: 37 Goals: 34
    Inter Milan: Apps: 68 Goals: 49
    Real Madrid: Apps: 127 Goals: 83
    AC Milan: Apps 20 Goals: 9
    Corinthians: Apps 31 Goals: 18
    Brazil: 97 Goals: 62

    Even late in his career, his goal return was good.
     
  28. DuduBR9

    DuduBR9 Champions League

    25 July 2010
  29. bonjovifan

    bonjovifan League 2

    16 October 2005
    Maidstone United
    He'll be remembered as a legend, but it's hard not to imagine what he could have achieved if not for all the injuries.
     
  30. sattan_hussein

    sattan_hussein Championship

    6 December 2004
    Ryo de Janeiro
    Arsenal
    That seems to be only league goals, if you consider cups too the goal per game ratio is even better.
     

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