Injuries are always approached in the Copa Libertadores and the failure to make the veteran Brazilian striker, Ronaldo decided to retire from football.
Ronaldo's immediate resignation was announced Monday, February 14, 2011. In fact, the contract was 34 at the Corinthians striker own new actually ended in 2011.
"I was not able to survive much longer," said Ronaldo in an interview with news pages Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper.
In fact, his desire to keep playing terbenak in his heart. "I want to survive, but I was not able to anymore. I want to move but can not do what I expected. It's time to stop. However, I feel happy to finally have to stop," he continued.
Furthermore, Ronaldo would only be behind the field. Former Real Madrid player will be included in the management of Corinthians.
Ronaldo's retirement ended a brilliant career journey for 18 years. He began rising along with PSV Eindhoven. At that time, Ronaldo joined the Dutch Eredivisie club after recruited from Cruzeiro in 1993.
Since then, he defended the big clubs of Europe. Ronaldo, who has three times the world's best players ever to play at Inter Milan and AC Milan. He also strengthened the Barcelona and Real Madrid.
At the 2002 World Cup, Ronaldo became the hero of Brazil brought this country to be world champion. At that time, Ronaldo was also a top score.
Ronaldo pullback can not be separated from the failure of Corinthians in the Copa Libertadores. Corinthians was surprisingly eliminated in the early rounds and fan accused Ronaldo is largely responsible for the failure of the team. Fan disappointed because the Copa Libertadores championship is the only one who has never won by Corinthians.
Supporters then damaged the car of the players and pelted the team bus. It was Ronaldo reveals the violence done to make himself more quickly resigned.