Luis Nazario de Lima, Hanged his boots ..

Luis Nazario de Lima aka Ronaldo one of the greatest players of all time has confirmed that he will announce his retirement on Monday, calling time on a rich and unforgettable career in football.

The legendary striker, currently with Corinthians, has cited injury and fitness concerns as the reason for his bowing out months before his final contract was due to expire.

“My body aches. In my head I want to continue, but this body can’t take much more,” Ronaldo told Fantastico online magazine. “In recent days I have cried like a baby.”

In 2007, he was named as one of the best starting eleven of all-time by France Football and was named to the FIFA 100, a list of the greatest footballers compiled by fellow countryman Pelé. In 2010, he was voted Goal.com’s ‘Player of the Decade’ in an online poll, gathering 43.63% of all votes and was also included as Centre Forward in the ‘Team of the Decade’. He is widely considered by experts and fans as one of the greatest players of all time.

We “Ronaldo Fans in kuwait” and football fans in general were saddened by this news but this is just how life is … Good luck El Phenomeno ..

Here are some videos that show the legendary player do what he is best known for ..

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Honors:

Brazil Cruzeiro

  • Campeonato Mineiro: 1994
  • Copa do Brasil: 1993

Netherlands PSV

  • KNVB Cup: 1996
  • Johan Cruijff-schaal: 1996

Spain Barcelona

  • Copa del Rey: 1997
  • UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup: 1997
  • Supercopa de España: 1996

Italy Inter Milan

  • UEFA Cup: 1998

Spain Real Madrid

  • La Liga: 2002–03, 2006–07
  • Intercontinental Cup: 2002
  • Supercopa de España: 2003

Brazil Corinthians

  • Campeonato Paulista: 2009
  • Copa do Brasil: 2009

National team

  • FIFA World Cup: 1994, 2002
  • Copa América: 1997, 1999
  • FIFA Confederations Cup: 1997

Individual

  • Supercopa Libertadores Top Scorer: 1993–94
  • Campeonato Mineiro Top Scorer: 1993–94
  • Campeonato Mineiro Team of The Year: 1994
  • Eredivisie Top Scorer: 1994–95
  • La Liga Top Scorer: 1996–97,2003–2004
  • European Golden Boot: 1996–97
  • Don Balón Award La Liga Foreign Player of the Year: 1996–97
  • Copa América Final Most Valuable Player: 1997
  • Copa América Most Valuable Player: 1997
  • Confederations Cup All-Star Team: 1997
  • Cup Winners Cup Final Most Valuable Player: 1997
  • Cup Winners Cup Top Goal Scorer: 1996–1997
  • IFFHS World’s Top Goal Scorer of the Year: 1997
  • UEFA Most Valuable Player: 1997–98
  • Serie A Footballer of the Year: 1997–98
  • Serie A Foreign Footballer of the Year: 1997–98
  • UEFA Best Forward: 1997–98
  • Bravo Award : 1995, 1997, 1998
  • FIFA World Cup Golden Ball: 1998
  • UEFA Cup Final Most Valuable Player: 1998
  • Copa América Top Scorer: 1999
  • Copa América All-Star Team: 1997, 1999
  • FIFA World Player of the Year: 1996, 1997, 2002
  • Ballon D’or: 1997, 2002
  • World Soccer Magazine World Player of The Year: 1996,1997.2002
  • Onze d’Or: 1997, 2002
  • FIFA World Cup Silver Ball: 2002
  • FIFA 100
  • FIFA World Cup All-Star Team: 1998, 2002
  • FIFA World Cup Final Most Valuable Player: 2002
  • FIFA World Cup Top Scorer: 2002
  • Intercontinental Cup Most Valuable Player: 2002
  • UEFA Team of The Year: 2002
  • Laureus Comeback of the Year: 2002
  • Strogaldo De Legendary Award 2002
  • BBC Sports Personality of the Year Overseas Personality: 2002
  • La Liga South American Player of the Year: 1996–97, 2002–03
  • Golden Foot award: 2006
  • Brazilian National Hall of Fame: Class of 2006
  • Serie A Player of the Decade: 1997–2007
  • France Football Magazine: Starting eleven of all-time (2007)
  • FIFA World Cup: All-Time Leading Scorer
  • Campeonato Paulista: Best Player, 2009
  • Goal.com : Player of a decade: Winner 2000–2010[22]

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