With $500,000,000 Al Nassr Deal Expiring in 2025, Cristiano Ronaldo Determined to Play Even in His 40s

Published 09/02/2023, 7:45 AM EDT

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Al Nassr talisman Cristiano Ronaldo is widely regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time. He has been remarkable throughout his career until now in terms of shattering records. The Portuguese has represented Sporting, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus, and Al Nassr throughout his career. Although, many critics and people now consider Ronaldo nearing the end of his career. But, the 38-year-old thinks exactly the opposite and believes he’s still going strong.

The ongoing chapter in Ronaldo’s career is nothing short of exemplary, in more ways than one. With the Portuguese still winning games for Al Nassr, he doesn’t plan to stop anytime soon.

Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to play at the highest level in his 40s

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Cristiano Ronaldo surprised many, if not all of his fans throughout the globe recently when he took one of the hardest challenges of his life, which he believes is a lie detector test. In a promotional stint for a cryptocurrency exchange Binance, Ronaldo sat down with a professional polygraph examiner and had a test, in which he discussed a number of topics about his career.

Interestingly, in the lie detector test, the examiner asked the five-time Ballon d’Or winner if he’ll still be playing at the highest level in his forties. Cristiano gives an affirmative response to the examiner by saying, “Yes!”. The lie detector polygraph indicated his response as truth. This video went viral over social media, with fans cheering on Ronaldo’s determination and talent.

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Cristiano Ronaldo has said that taking a polygraph test was one of the most difficult challenges he has ever faced. The 38-year-old had to answer a series of yes or no questions about his true feelings on a variety of topics, and he had no way to hide his answers.

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Ronaldo still going strong for Al Nassr

The Portuguese superstar joined Al Nassr in January of this year, after deciding to part ways with Manchester United last year. Ronaldo has been excellent for the Saudi giants so far, with netting 25 goals in 29 matches across all competitions. Although Ronaldo and Al Nassr had a pretty slow start to the star-studded Saudi Pro League season, the Portuguese talisman has been in electric form since his past two outings.

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Ronaldo scored a stunning hat-trick against Al Fateh in Al Nassr’s 5-0 victory in the league. He came close to a second-straight treble in his next game against Al Shabab when he scored two and led Al Nassr to a 4-0 win. Ronaldo took his tally to 5 goals in two games and looks strong to compete for the top scorer spot in the Saudi Pro League.

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With the likes of Benzema and Neymar also involved in the Saudi Pro League, it will be interesting to see who clinches the top spot for highest scorer in the league.

Al Nassr will be next in action once again when they face Al Hazem away from home on Saturday, September 2nd.

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Sahil Sharma

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Sahil Sharma is a soccer writer at EssentiallySports. He's been a fan since childhood, but his love for the sport truly took off when Real Madrid won their record 10th UEFA Champions League title in 2014. That famous La Decima triumph turned him into a hardcore Madridista.
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