Reuters Soccer Blog

Farewell Ronaldo, one of the game’s greats

February 14, 2011

SPORT SOCCER WORLDRonaldo has just made the official announcement that he is to retire with immediate effect, bringing to an end one of the great soccer stories.

Klose closes in on a record he already shares

July 10, 2010

SOCCER-WORLDA glance at the stats shows Miroslav Klose has one more chance to equal or better the all-time record for World Cup goals when Germany play the third-place game against Uruguay but the truth is he has a strong claim to be joint top-scorer already.

Libertadores Cup – domain of the Golden Oldies?

January 22, 2010

What more could Ronaldo and Roberto Carlos have in common with Juan Sebastian Veron later this year apart from being among the greatest players in South American football?

Benzema to join Real, when will the spending end?

July 1, 2009

France striker Karim Benzema is joining Real Madrid from Olympique Lyon, the Ligue 1 club said on Wednesday on their website.

The Real Madrid Presidential Candidacy ‘Promisometer’

May 6, 2009

The campaign to be the next president of Real Madrid Football Club has finally kicked into gear with the claim from the little known Eduardo Garcia that, if elected on June 14, he will bring with him the Chelsea striker Didier Drogba.

Ronaldo’s medal nothing to get over-excited about

May 4, 2009

Ronaldo was not surprisingly delighted to lay hands on a winner’s medal so soon after returning from last year’s knee injury but even he probably knows deep down that it is not that much to get excited about.

What Messi thinks of Ronaldo

January 9, 2009

UEFA’s teams of the year feature is irresistible reading for lovers of footballing gossip, particularly in Spain and Argentina.

Is Ronaldo’s choice of Corinthians canny or cushy?

December 10, 2008

Ronaldo is back. Nearly 10 months after suffering a serious knee injury during a Serie A game for AC Milan, the third such misfortune in his career, he has agreed terms to join Corinthians, one of Brazil’s biggest and most volatile clubs.

Time for Ronaldo to retire?

November 19, 2008

When you manage just 22 minutes in a charity friendly, it is usually a bad sign.

Brazilian Ronaldo was huffing and puffing after his short cameo in Morocco on Monday against a Zinedine Zidane XI and now he is seriously considering retirement.

Rivaldo, Ronaldo and that last big pay cheque

August 28, 2008

Rivaldo

If you had told Rivaldo a few years ago that he would end up playing in Uzbekistan, it is doubtful he would have believed you.