Cristiano Ronaldo Hints Retirement From Portugal After 2022 World Cup
Cristiano Ronaldo is ageless. The Manchester United attacker is already 36, yet he remains one of the highest goalscorers in football this season.
Cristiano Ronaldo has said he expects the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to be his last international tournament with Portugal and is happy the showpiece is being held there.
Ronaldo spoke to beIN Sports about the 2022 World Cup.
“I expect Qatar could be my final World Cup. I often go on holidays there, to Qatar as well as Dubai. I am happy because for sure it will be the last international tournament,” Ronaldo said to beIN, per AS.
Ronaldo is Portugal’s all-time top scorer with 55 goals and will soon surely become their most capped player as he is just five appearances away from surpassing Luis Figo’s record of 127.
Given his age, it should be unsurprising that Ronaldo is potentially considering retirement.
His persistently impressive form, though, is indicative of a player who still has a great deal more to offer, and it would be a big shock if he called time on his playing days at the end of 2019-20.
There is little the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has not achieved during his remarkable career.
He has won the Champions League five times—once with United, four times with Real Madrid—and he has six league title medals from three different countries.
Ronaldo is also one of the most prolific goalscorers of all time and is a UEFA European Championship and UEFA Nations League winner with Portugal.