Ronaldo Announces Retirement - Brazilian Football Star

Ronaldo!: King of the World
Brazilian Football Star Ronaldo Announces Retirement
Monday, February 14th, 2011 - VOA

Three-time FIFA World Player of the Year Ronaldo has announced he is retiring from international football because of injury and fitness problems.

In an interview ahead of Monday's official announcement, the 34-year-old Ronaldo said he wanted to continue playing but that his body would not allow him to do the things he wanted.

During his 18-year career, the Brazilian star played 97 matches with his national team and scored 62 goals. He has the most goals in World Cup history with 15, and was part of the Brazilian teams that won the World Cup in 1994 and 2002.

Ronaldo also won the Golden Ball award, given to the European Footballer of the Year, in 1997 and 2002. France Football named him as one of the all-time best starting 11, and he starred with top European teams including Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter Milan.

Ronaldo, who joined Brazilian side Corinthians last year, had previously spoken of retiring at the end of the season. But with his injuries and Corinthians' elimination from South America's most prestigious club tournament, the Copa Libertadores, Ronaldo decided to move up his retirement date.

Brazilian Football Star Ronaldo Announces Retirement
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