“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”
Thank you for everything!
“I am here to say that I’m ending my career as a professional player.And to say that this career was beautiful, wonderful and exciting.”
“Everybody knows my history of injury. I have had in recent years, a string of injuries ranging from one side to another, from one leg to another, from one muscle to another. This pain made me anticipate the end of my career. Furthermore, four years ago I discovered, when I was in Milan, that I have hypothyroidism. It is a disorder that slows the metabolism and to control it is necessary to take some hormones banned in football, because they can be consider doping. I imagine that a lot of people should be sorry for making mockery about my weight, but I do not keep hard feelings. “
“It was a beautiful, successful, exciting carreer … I had many losses, infinite victories, made a lot of friends and don’t remember having made an enemy.”
“I want to thank all the players who worked with me and those who played against, and those who were loyal to those who were disloyal. Thank the coaches with whom I had good relationship and I had differences. And also thank the sponsors who have always believed in me.”
Ronaldo Fenômeno - during the press conference to announce his retirement.