Even though Cristiano Ronaldo is 37 years old this year, he still has no idea about retiring from the national team.
At 10 pm Portuguese time on Tuesday, September 20, Cristiano Ronaldo received the award as the top scorer of the national team at the 2022 “Quinas de Ouro” award ceremony. When it comes to the future, the Portuguese dropped a blockbuster: after the 2022 Qatar World Cup, he will continue his international career.
The international career is not over
“It’s unthinkable to be the best scorer the national team has ever had,” CR7 laughed while holding the trophy. “It’s been a long road, but we’re not over yet. I would like to take this opportunity to inform you that we still need to work together for a while. I hope to stay in Portugal for a few more years.”
— Portugal (@selecaoportugal) September 20, 2022
Expected to play until Euro 2024
When did Cristiano Ronaldo’s international career end? The player himself responded by saying that he intends to continue playing for Portugal until 2024. “I’m not only eager to play in this World Cup, but I can’t wait to play in Euro 2024,” he said. “I feel motivated, I still have big ambitions. My team has a good group of young talents and I’m sure Portugal The future of the team is extraordinary.”
Cristiano Ronaldo’s national career began in 2003 when he was just 18 years and 197 days old. In the past 18 years, the Manchester United star has played 189 times for the Portugal team, scored 117 goals, and provided 42 assists.