Ronaldo, the legendary Brazilian striker formerly of Milan and Inter, has expressed his intention to retire from professional football.
The 34-year-old who has scored more than 400 goals, including a record 15 at World Cups, claims his body has let it be known that the time has come to stop.
Other influences on his decision might be the actions of Corinthian fans who blamed Ronaldo for their exit from the Copa Libertadores.
"I can't take it any more," he said. "I wanted to carry on but I can't. I plan to move in a game but I cannot execute it as I wish.
"The time is up."
Ronaldo was named FIFA Player of the Year on three occasions and spent seven seasons in Italy.
He scored 56 goals in 68 appearances for Inter and won the UEFA Cup in 1998.