Juventus and football icon Cristiano Ronaldo has said he could retire between the next nine months and seven years.
"I don't think about that," Ronaldo told TVI on Tuesday.
"Maybe I can leave my career next year … but I can also play up to 40 or 41."
"I don't know. What I always say is to enjoy the moment. The gift is excellent and I have to continue to enjoy it,” added the Portuguese.
Ronaldo’s Juve teammate Sammy Khedira also believes that the five-time Ballon d'Or winner is as iconic as Basketball’s Lebron James and Baseball’s Tom Brady - including the potential longevity of the likes of Gianluigi Buffon and Ryan Giggs.
"Ronaldo is an example for all sportsmen, like LeBron James in basketball or Tom Brady in American football," Khedira told Kicker.
"Or like [Gianluigi] Buffon. When the boys see Gigi pushing weights for 45 minutes, at 41, they understand his love for this sport and can only think, ‘I can do it too’,” added the German veteran.
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