Cristiano Ronaldo Told to “Retire” After Al Nassr Crashed Out of Saudi King Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo Told to “Retire” After Al Nassr Crashed Out of Saudi King Cup

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at April 26, 2023 at 2:39 PM
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  • Cristiano Ronaldo has been urged to retire
  • The 38-year-old cut a frustrated figure as Al-Nassr suffered elimination in the Saudi King Cup
  • Since Ronaldo joined Al-Nassr, the Riyadh-based club have been bundled out of the Saudi Super Cup, lost their first position in the Saudi League and have now been eliminated from the King Cup

Football fans took to social media to call on Cristiano Ronaldo to consider retiring from professional football following Al-Nassr's shock exit from the Saudi King Cup on Monday night.

Ronaldo and his Al-Nassr teammates suffered another setback in their recent run of games, losing narrowly to Al Wehda in the semifinal of the competition.

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Cristiano Ronaldo protesting for a foul during Al-Nassr's Saudi King Cup tie against Al-Wehda. Photo credit: @Troll_Fotballl
Source: Twitter

He got agonizingly close to clawing his side back from the jaws of defeat, but his efforts failed to land the expected results as Jean-David Beauguel's first-half strike proved to be the difference between the two sides, Sportskeeda reports.

Following the end of the game, the micro-blogging App, Twitter, was buzzing, with the 38-year-old trending at No.1.

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Social media users took turns to troll the former Real Madrid goal machine, with a number urging him to consider calling time on his career.

Fans mock Ronaldo after King Cup exit

@unrulyking00 wrote:

"Ronaldo is a great player.. he just needs a great coach who will advise him to retire."

@Sirenioace suggested Ronaldo's career has hit a snag:

"Can we all agree Cristiano Penaldo Is Finished?"

@r2hcw added:

"I like Messi, but I feel unhappy with Ronaldo every door has been closed in front of his face."

Another user, @mxrano took aim at Ronaldo for swapping Europe for the Middle East:

"Went to Saudi for the money.. not for the football. This what happens."

@a99099020 tweeted:

"In addition to that .. Today's match was against one of the weakest teams in the league, which played the last 40 minutes with a red card .. also, it was in Al Nassr's stadium."

Ronaldo moved to near tears

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Cristiano Ronaldo was left in complete shock as Al-Nassr crashed out of the Saudi King Cup.

Ronaldo's Al-Nassr failed to recover from a first-half strike from Al Wehda's Jean-David Beauguel as the home side were bundled out of the competition with a one-nil defeat on Monday night.

He cut a frustrated figure at half-time, fuming at the technical bench and was in utter disbelief after the blast of the final whistle.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.