Cristiano Ronaldo continues to amaze the world with his performances on the football field. However, the Portuguese star is not immortal and is starting to think about the day when he will hang up his boots.
“The Machine.” That was the nickname given to Cristiano Ronaldo during his time at Real Madrid. The Portuguese forward, known for his impeccable lifestyle, has inspired many of his former teammates who have looked up to his work ethic and the behind-the-scenes efforts he puts in, such as strength training, recovery, and nutrition. Karim Benzema, in particular, has openly admitted to following Ronaldo’s example. And all of Ronaldo’s hard work is paying off.
Indeed, the footballer born in 1985 continues to perform at the highest level, even though some criticize his decision to join Al Nassr and the Saudi Pro League. It was a bold move, but Ronaldo stands by it, and he was followed by several other stars last summer. This hasn’t stopped Cristiano Ronaldo from shining. Since the start of the 2023-24 season, he has already scored 15 goals, both for his club and the national team. To be precise, he has scored 11 goals while playing for Al Nassr and an additional 4 goals in his last 2 international appearances for Portugal.
Cristiano Ronaldo will make a decision in 2025
The Funchal native continues to break records and amaze fans. However, CR7 is not immortal, and he is starting to think about the end of his illustrious career. While the Saudi press recently reported that Ronaldo wants to continue playing until the 2026 World Cup, the Portuguese forward has not yet made a final decision. When asked about his future after his team’s victory against Damac (in which he scored a goal), Ronaldo spoke about his contract with Al Nassr, which expires in June 2025. It is at that time that he will make his decision.
“I will continue to play this season and the next, just as I always have, with maximum effort and commitment. After that, I will try to understand the signals from my body to see if I can continue or not. I am 38 years old, and I am still able to help and be useful to the team, and that makes me happy. I am grateful for that. It is thanks to my hard work that I have reached the highest level, but without my team, none of this would have been possible.” This statement from the former Real Madrid player is a strong announcement, as he will make a decision about his future in 2025. It is not yet certain whether we will see him at the 2026 World Cup.
As Cristiano Ronaldo contemplates his future, fans around the world eagerly await his decision. Will he continue to defy age and expectations, or will he choose to retire at the top of his game? Only time will tell. In the meantime, we can all appreciate the incredible career and achievements of one of the greatest footballers of all time.