Ronaldo set to retire

Injuries finally catch up with Brazilian legend

Ronaldo: To announce retirement

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Former Brazil striker Ronaldo is poised to announce his retirement from football on Monday.

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The 34-year-old three-times World Player of the Year has a contract with Corinthians until the end of 2011 but is bringing his retirement forward following the team's shock early elimination from the Libertadores Cup.

Ronaldo scored goals for fun during his time in Europe having playing for the likes of PSV, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and AC Milan before returning for Brazil.

He told the Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper's website his regular injury problems were one of his main reasons for quitting now.

"I can't take it any more," Ronaldo said. "I wanted to carry on, but I can't. I plan a move (in a game) but I can execute as I wish. The time is up."

A news conference has been scheduled for Monday afternoon at Corinthians' headquarters.