Fort Lauderdale: Brazilian football legend Ronaldo has hinted he might come out of retirement at age 38 and play some games with the second division North American Soccer League's Fort Lauderdale Strikers.
Ronaldo poses with a Fort Lauderdale Strikers jersey. Pic:AP/PTI
Ronaldo, who hasn't played professionally since 2011, recently became part-owner of the side which competes in the 11-team league which is part of the feeder system for Major League Soccer (MLS).
The former Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Barcelona star told Sports Illustrated that he plans to get in better shape and might suit up as a reserve player. "I will try to play some games," he said. "This year I want to train a lot.
The last three years I didn't because I was too busy in other stuff. Maybe if we get to the final and I'm feeling good, why not? I will put my name in the NASL as an option."
"I can't be a manager, because I think it's too tough managing 30 players thinking in different ways," he said.