RONALDO is named one of the crucial medical goalscorers in soccer historical past.
However at present he might be within the boardroom to welcome Actual Madrid to his new membership, Valladolid.
The Brazil legend had been beneath the climate just lately, after being rushed to hospital with pneumonia in August however is now combating match once more.
How outdated is Ronaldo and who did he play for?
The 41-year-old is broadly thought to be one the most effective strikers to ever grace the pitch.
After kicking off his profession with Cruzeiro, he moved to PSV Eindhoven after which onto Barcelona into 1996.
Only one yr later he joined Inter Milan, the place he spent 4 years earlier than becoming a member of Actual Madrid.
He went on to play for A.C. Milan and Corinthians earlier than he determined to hold up his boots for good.
His worldwide profession was equally spectacular and he gained two World Cup titles with Brazil.
Ronaldo netted 62 targets for his nation in 98 video games, which makes him second within the all-time prime scorer listing.
Does Ronaldo personal Valladolid?
Ronaldo owns a 51 per cent stake in Valladolid, having purchased the share from membership president Carlos Suarez in September 2018.
And he mentioned in December the identical yr: “I used to be in search of one thing to do for 2 years.
“I regarded for a workforce to purchase in Spain and England, and Valladolid was like a present.
“Not solely is it a membership with 90 years of historical past behind it, it is a metropolis with 300,000 inhabitants and is a spot that breathes soccer and all this implies it has big potential.
“To have the ability to encourage folks is best than to attain a hat-trick in opposition to Barcelona. I discovered precisely what I wished and I’ve received loads to present them too.”
Why did Ronaldo retire?
The Brazilian star was pressured to retire prematurely after struggling with hypothyroidism.
Talking at a press convention in 2011, he mentioned: “I’ve misplaced the battle in opposition to my physique.
“The ones who’re near me know the reality: I can not go up stairs with out feeling.
“I gave my life to soccer and made extremely sacrifices. I do not remorse something.”
Ronaldo went on to elucidate why he suffered with weight points all through his profession.
“4 years in the past in Milan I discovered that I used to be affected by an issue that is known as hypothyroidism, a grievance which slows your metabolism,
“To regulate it I must take medicine which is taken into account unlawful in soccer.
“Lots of people really feel unhealthy about their feedback on my weight: I simply wished to elucidate that, now that I’ve reached the top.”
Since he determined to hold up his boots, he has labored as a United Nations Growth Programme Goodwill Amabassador.