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In this photo taken July 18, 1999, Brazil's Ronaldo laughs after his team defeated Uruguay 3-0 to clinch the America's Cup at Defensores del Chaco Stadium in Asuncion, Paraguay. Ronaldo said on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, he is retiring from soccer because he can't stay fit anymore, ending a stellar 18-year career in which he thrived with Brazil and some of Europe's top clubs. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
Photo by: Dario Lopez-Mills
In this photo taken July 18, 1999, Brazil's Ronaldo laughs after his team defeated Uruguay 3-0 to clinch the America's Cup at Defensores del Chaco Stadium in Asuncion, Paraguay. Ronaldo said on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, he is retiring from soccer because he can't stay fit anymore, ending a stellar 18-year career in which he thrived with Brazil and some of Europe's top clubs. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

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