“I Will Not Retire From Football Until..” – Cristiano Ronaldo Dishes Huge Career Verdict, Eyes 5 Trophies With Al Nassr

Published 12/08/2023, 10:52 PM EST

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Since joining Al Nassr, Cristiano Ronaldo has seamlessly adapted to his new environment, showcasing exceptional skills and emerging as the top scorer in the SPL. Contrary to initial expectations of a post-2026 World Cup retirement decision, Ronaldo has recently hinted at his aspirations by expressing a keen desire to secure five titles in Riyadh. This revelation adds an intriguing dimension to his tenure with Al Nassr, leaving fans eagerly anticipating the unfolding chapters of the soccer icon’s illustrious career in the Saudi league.

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Presently occupying the second position in the league standings, Al Nassr finds itself trailing the leader, Al Hilal, by a margin of 7 points. The recent encounter with Al Hilal ended in disappointment for Ronaldo and his teammates, who faced a comprehensive defeat. Despite this setback, there’s a noticeable resilience within the squad, and remarkably, the defeat hasn’t cast a shadow on the seasoned soccer veteran’s spirits.

Cristiano Ronaldo reveals his plans at Al Nassr

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Cristiano Ronaldo recently revealed his upcoming plans, in an interview. He said, “I will not retire from football until I achieve more than five championships with Al-Nasr Club”, as translated by Google Translate. This is a huge statement by the soccer legend considering that Al Nassr last won its championship in 2019. Moreover, the mighty Ronaldo also shared his thoughts about the loyal fanbase. He explained, “Al-Nasr fans deserve that from me. They are the greatest fans in the world.  And I will never forget them as long as I live.” 

This is not the first time Cristiano Ronaldo explained his admiration for the fanbase. Following his 200th game with Portugal, Al Nassr fans displayed a huge banner of CR7 as a superhero. Undoubtedly, it was quite a heartwarming gesture. He took to social media, where he thanked the fans for their tribute and the incredible atmosphere. Considering how much CR7 is enjoying life in Saudi Arabia, could a contract extension be on the table?

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Will Ronaldo extend his stay in the Middle East?

Since Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer to Al Nassr, he has consistently rebuffed offers to return to Europe, lending credence to reports suggesting his intention to conclude his illustrious career with the Saudi club. With his contract set to expire in 2025, the SPL side faces a pivotal decision regarding the seasoned star. The impending decision adds a layer of intrigue to Al Nassr’s future plans and underscores the significance of Ronaldo’s potential legacy within the league.

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Previously, CR7 had reportedly rejected a contract extension till 2027, as he hinted at potential retirement in 2026. However, judging from his latest comments, it looks like the Portuguese icon has had a change of mind. What is your take on Cristiano Ronaldo’s words? Let us know in the comments below.

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