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Fat Ronaldo Has Had Enough: Retirement Can’t Come Quick Enough

“I’m getting old and my body is asking me to stop.” These are the words of a man who knows the end is nigh. As the former World Footballer of the Year continues to pile on the pounds in a manner not unlike Robert De Niro getting into character to play the ageing Jake LaMotta in Raging Bull, Ronaldo may have to bring forward his planned retirement date of summer 2011 or suffer the ignominy of not managing to fit into his Corinthians strip.

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July 22, 2010 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - epa02257831 Corinthians Ronaldo Nazario de Lima participates in a training session of the team in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 22 July 2010.

July 22, 2010 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - epa02257832 Corinthians Ronaldo Nazario de Lima participates in a training session of the team in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 22 July 2010.

Mar. 09, 2010 - Bogot , Colombia - BOGOTA (COLOMBIA), 09/03/2010.- Brazilian Corinthians' soccer player Ronaldo Nazario de Lima jogs during a training session at the Nemesio Camacho 'El Camp n' in Bogot , Colombia, 09 March 2010, ahead their American Libertadores Cup soccer match against Colombian Deportivo Independiente Medellin.

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