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Cristiano Ronaldo drops major retirement hint

Juventus' Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo gets back up after falling during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Juventus vs Ajax Amsterdam on April 16, 2019 at the Juventus stadium in Turin. (Photo by Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP)

Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has hinted that he could retire from the sport as early as next season.

Ronaldo, while speaking to TVI, revealed that he is not considering retirement, but he is unsure of how long he can continue playing at the highest level.

Cristiano Ronaldo reveals when he might retire

He then went on to claim that he could finish his career next year, or maybe at the age of 40.

“I don’t think about that. Maybe I can finish my career next year… but I can also play up to 40 or 41.
“I don’t know. What I always say is to enjoy the moment. The gift is excellent and I have to continue to enjoy it.”

Ronaldo has certainly shown no signs of slowing down following his blockbuster move from Real Madrid to Juventus last summer.

He was the Old Lady’s top scorer last season, with 28 goals in 43 games in all competitions. His displays also ensured Juventus secured another Serie A title.

The Portuguese also led his side to the quarterfinals of the Champions League where they came undone by a spirited Ajax side.

Ronaldo motivated by trophies and records

One of the most decorated players in football history, Ronaldo has won a whopping five Ballons d’Or aside from five Champions League titles, three Premier League crowns, two La Liga trophies, and one Serie A title.

According to the Portuguese, he is the most accomplished player in the history of the game.

“Are there any football players who have more records than me? I don’t think there are any footballers who have more records than me.”

Ronaldo will look to create a few more records this coming season when he takes the field for Juventus. He will be looking to lead them to their ninth straight league title, while also setting his sights on a record sixth Ballon d’Or crown.