Cristiano Ronaldo could retire from football by 2026 | CaughtOffside

Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is in the twilight stages of his career and recent comments from his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez have now fuelled speculations regarding his retirement.

In a video captured during the Paris Fashion Week, Rodriguez was filmed saying that Ronaldo might be done with football in a couple of years.

“Cristiano one more year, then it’s over. Maybe two, I don’t know.”

The Al-Nassr forward is already 39 and he will be 41 by the time it’s 2026. Therefore it wouldn’t be surprising if he decided to draw curtains on an illustrious career.

Widely regarded as the finest footballer of the generation alongside Lionel Messi, Ronaldo has multiple achievements throughout his club and international career. Apart from the World Cup with his country, the Portuguese superstar has won almost every trophy available to him with club and country.

Ronaldo is expected to be a part of his country squad for the Euro 2024 and it remains to be seen whether he decides to hang around until the 2026 World Cup.

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – FEBRUARY 21: Cristiano Ronaldo of Al Nassr looks on during the second leg of the AFC Champions Leauge Round of 16 match between Al Nassr and Al Fayha at Al Awwal Park on February 21, 2024 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Yasser Bakhsh/Getty Images)

The 39-year-old is still going strong and he scored 10 goals in nine appearances for his country across 2023. He has been in spectacular form in the Saudi Pro League as well. Ronaldo has 34 goals in 35 appearances for Al-Nassr this season.

Meanwhile, the development will certainly come as a major blow for his fans who would have expected him to stick around for longer. There is no doubt that Ronaldo has incredible fitness levels and he could be a useful player for his teams in the coming seasons as well.

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