38 year old Ronaldo is set to make a surprise return to professional football.
The second-highest scorer in World Cup history announced on Wednesday that he aims to make a comeback with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers from the US’s NASL.
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Ronaldo has been crowned World Player of the Year three times and spent his illustrious career playing for the likes of Barcelona, Inter Milan and Real Madrid. He last played professionally in 2011 with Brazilian club Corinthians.
In a recent press interview he confirmed the news:
“I will train a lot, and if the coach needs me, I will return. It’s easy to get in shape – you have to train. To play a soccer game you have to be in very good shape so I will try. I’ll start another challenge and I’m sure it will help the league and it will help the team and help soccer in America.”
It means Ronaldo, Raul, and Samuel Eto’o could all go head to head in the same match next season when NY Cosmos face the Strikers.