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Former Barcelona and Real Madrid superstar Ronaldo wants to buy lower league club in England or Spain

Brazilian also reveals he used to hide beer inside empty cans of soft drinks as he secretly drank alcohol during playing days

Brazil legend Ronaldo has revealed he wants to buy a lower league football club in England or Spain.

The two-time World Cup-winner hung up his boots in 2011 after an 18-year career in which he established himself as one of the greatest footballers of all-time.

Ronaldo admits he wants to buy a lower league club in England or Spain

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Ronaldo admits he wants to buy a lower league club in England or Spain

Ronaldo was considered one of best players of all-time during playing career

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Ronaldo was considered one of best players of all-time during playing career

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And now he admits he wants to carry on working in the world of football, but has ruled out becoming the new president of the Brazilian FA — for the time being at least.

Asked about a potential candidacy, Ronaldo replied: “It would be a great honour for me.

“But first I would like to gain experience by working at a great club.”

Pressed on whether he had anyone in mind, he added: “I am thinking about buying a lower league team in Spain or England.

“I want to do something innovative. I believe I am ready for this challenge.”

Ronaldo revealed he used to hide beer in soft drink cans during playing career

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Ronaldo revealed he used to hide beer in soft drink cans during playing career

At age of just 17, Ronaldo was World Cup-winner with Brazil at USA 94

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At age of just 17, Ronaldo was World Cup-winner with Brazil at USA 94

Ronaldo is working on several projects in his homeland and will star in TV programme about his life.


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He explained: “People often ask me to show how my life is going day-by-day, but I don’t expose myself very much.

“I would like to show how I am with children, my friends and at work.”

Ronaldo, who was been plagued with criticism over his attitude throughout his glorious career, revealed he used to hide beer inside cans of Brazilian soft drink Guarana during his playing days.

But he added: “Now, as an ex-player, I don’t have to do that.”


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