Ronaldo became the team’s largest shareholder in 2018 and had the idea to return to the soccer fieldsa
Ronaldo, the Brazilian twice world champion with his team, is considered one of the best strikers in football history. He retired 9 years ago, but had the intention of putting on a soccer uniform again in the 2018 season, when he was the majority shareholder of Valladolid, which by then had risen to the first division in Spain.
“When I bought Valladolid I was thinking if I make a sacrifice, if I train three four months, I can play a few games again. I didn’t get past the idea. They suffer a lot, and today’s kids are going very fast, ” said Ronaldo in a dialogue on Instagram with Juan Sebastián Verón , president of Estudiantes de La Plata.
“It was an idea that happened to me quickly. I would have liked to play many more years, but I had many injuries, and very complicated injuries. They were not easy: ankle, muscular, very few of those. But both times on the knees were very hard, “ added Ronaldo.
The Brazilian played many seasons in Spain. First in Barcelona and after a stint at Inter Italy, he signed for Real Madrid, where he played until almost the last years of his career, before retiring with a Corinthians jersey in 2011.