Cristiano Ronaldo reveals ambition to have career in movie industry after football

1 January 2018, 10:09

Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed he has dreams of a career in the movie industry once he decides to retire from football.

The Real Madrid player retained the Club World Cup in December with victory over Gremio after claiming a fifth Ballon d'Or trophy to move himself level with Lionel Messi.

Ronaldo, 32, has three years left on his current contract with the La Liga side and has spoken about his post-retirement ambitions.

"I am focused right now because my football career will finish one day - we all have to retire one day," Ronaldo told Sky Italia.

"I know that day will come. But right now, I am enjoying the moment. When I am retired, I think I will have a good life. I don't say that because of money.

"I want to try other things; for example, to do movies. I started to plan my future when I was 27, 28 - a long time ago, I began preparing.

"I have a good team, who work in my company, who start to build good things going forward. In football, I am very calm because I know they depend on me."

Real Madrid fell to a resounding 3-0 defeat against Barcelona last month and trail the Catalan club by 14 points in La Liga, but Ronaldo will hope to lead his side to a third successive Champions League title.

The Portugal international insisted that despite coming towards the twilight years of his career, he remains as driven as ever to succeed.

"The main point is to be motivated," Ronaldo added.

"If you are motivated, the other things come (to you) easier. To be in this sport, you need to dedicate yourself to your work. You have to work hard with your ambition and your passion.

"You have many factors that you should put in all together. I still have a lot the passion for football and I love to win and I feel capable of getting more every year.

"People sometimes speak about the age - sometimes I do not agree because you have younger players who always have injuries or do not take of their body.

"I am 32, nearly 33, but I feel good. I am not young anymore - I know - but in my mind I am still fresh and feel motivated with the power (to succeed). I think this is the key."