Cristiano Ronaldo planning to play in World Cup 2026 - where he'll be 41: report

Cristiano Ronaldo during the UEFA EURO 2024 European qualifier match between Slovakia and Portugal at Tehelne pole on September 8, 2023 in Bratislava, Slovakia. (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)
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Cristiano Ronaldo has signalled his intention to play at World Cup 2026, after reportedly telling Al-Nassr he wants to sign a new contract at the club that would take him up until the start of 2027.

Now 38, Ronaldo has enjoyed one of the most successful careers as one of the greatest footballers to have ever lived, and is currently plying his trade in the Saudi Pro League with Al-Nassr.

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Ryan Dabbs
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Ryan is a staff writer for FourFourTwo, joining the team full-time in October 2022. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before eventually earning himself a position with FourFourTwo permanently. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer while a Trainee News Writer at Future.