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Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has expressed his desire to play beyond the age of 40 – an age that is extremely rare in professional football. The former Manchester United forward recently renewed his deal with Real Madrid for another five years, and then he dropped a shocker that the contract would not be his last before he retires from active football.

“I’m at the best club in the world and I want to retire here. At 41,” he said. The three-time Ballon d’Or winner wants to break yet another record of playing beyond 40 years old. The first football player that won the Ballon d’Or – Sir Stanley Matthews – won it at age 50. However, none of the retired winners since the last hundred years has gone past 36. Retired United star Ryan Giggs that was legendary did not go beyond 40. Continue reading