If the noises coming out of South America* are to be believed, we are on the eve of the retirement of one of football’s greats.
After a weekend in which we drooled over a wonder strike from Wayne Rooney, the footballing fraternity prepares to bid farewell to a man who scored goals of such audacious quality on a fairly regular basis.
Forwards are often divided in to two categories: great goalscorers, and scorers of great goals. Ronaldo was undoubtedly both.
Yes, in his latter years he piled on the pounds. There was more gelato than golazo. But fat is temporary; class is permanent.
*not all of the noises, of course. As continents go, it’s fairly noisy. But some of the noises, particularly those on twitter. Which don’t really make any actual audible noise. But you know what I mean.