It was announced today that the former world beater Ronaldo will be coming out of retirement to play for second division side, The Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the US.
At 38 years old and just a tad over weight, one cannot help but feel that this move is destined to end in tears. Nonetheless, it is one for the romantics and most will be keeping their fingers crossed that the old buck toothed wonder kid will display at least some of his former magic in the coming months.
Speaking to the press, Ronaldo said, “I love to play. That was my big love. But when I retired, it was because of my body. I had so much pain and so many injuries. It isn’t easy to get fit. I will try. I will train a lot.”
The mention of so many injuries will surely not be music to the ears of the Fort Lauderdale faithful but hopefully a look back at the Brazilian’s 15 goals at World Cup competitions might raise some hopes for what lies ahead.
The Strikers will kick off their season against the New York Cosmos on the 4th of April.