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Ronaldo says he plans return to soccer with Strikers

Ronaldo says he plans return to soccer with Strikers

Posted by Juan Gavasa on February 23, 2015

Brazilian Ronaldo Nazario de Lima, who retired from soccer in 2011, says he wants to play again and plans to sign with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the United States, the sports daily Lance reported Sunday.

"It's going to happen. It's what I already said. But it's going to be a bit later, in the semifinals" of the U.S. second division, the 38-year-old Ronaldo told Lance at the Sambodromo in Rio de Janeiro, where he attended a samba school parade on Saturday night.

Ronaldo decided in late 2014 to invest in U.S. soccer and became a shareholder in the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, one of the teams in the North American Soccer League, or NASL.

The Brazilian great acknowledged that he would have to lose weight before he could think about taking the field again.

Ronaldo said he had weight problems throughout his career, which included stints with Real Madrid, Barcelona, Inter and Milan, among other clubs.

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