Ronaldo wants to end his career with his present club Corinthians.
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“There is no way to change history. I’ll stay with Corinthians forever,” he said on Tuesday in an interview with sports newspaper Globoesporte. “The fans have received me with open arms. I’ve responded by scoring goals.”
Ronaldo, 33, has played most of his career in Europe with PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and AC Milan. He returned to Brazil after being released by AC Milan in 2008 following an injury to his left knee. He joined Corinthians 10 months ago.
There has been talk of Ronaldo moving to the favorite club of his childhood – Flamengo – but he said that’s no longer an option.
“Playing with Flamengo was a dream I had, but it’s over,” he said.
Ronaldo is the all-time scoring leader in World Cup finals, but he has not been called up to Brazil since Dunga took over as national coach following the 2006 World Cup.
Ronaldo has talked about his desire to play for Brazil in 2010 in South Africa, but has said recovering from his knee injury was his top priority.