Register Login Scores

Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Messi Makes Retirement Admission

After beating former Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo to a sixth Ballon d'Or earlier this week, FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi made an admission about retirement.

Click through the gallery above to see some images from the Ballon d'Or ceremony in Paris!

On Monday night, the 32-year-old Argentine was awarded with a record-breaking sixth Ballon d'Or, beating off competition from the likes of Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk and Juventus forward Ronaldo.

Speaking after collecting the prize in Paris, Messi admitted that he feels retirement is not far away now, although he does still feel physically sharp enough to continue for a few more years.

Post Selfies On Soccer Laduma's Social Media App & Earn Airtime and more! Download Now

"I'm aware of how old I am," he told the media, according to CBS Sports.

"And I enjoy these moments so much because I know that retirement is approaching. Time flies.

"I hope, God willing, that I keep playing for many more years. I'm now 32, though, and will be 33 at the end of the season, so, as I said, everything depends on how I feel physically.

"Right now, I feel better than ever on a physical and a personal level, and I hope I can go on for a lot longer."

Messi Makes Huge Ronaldo Admission After Ballon d'Or Win

Messi, who has missed five matches this season through injury, has scored 11 goals and assisted a further eight strikes in 14 matches across all competitions for the Catalan giants so far in this campaign.

When do you think Messi will hang up his boots? Let us know in the comments section below.

3 comments

Top 5

The Highest-Paid Player At Each EPL Club Revealed

8 Oct 26, 2020 07:15 PM in Cadbury

Chiefs’ CAF Itinerary After Swallows Shock  

36 Nov 26, 2020 10:51 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Courtois & De Bruyne's Messages For Anele

15 Nov 23, 2020 03:46 PM in Players Abroad

Gould Signs With PSL Newbies

23 Nov 26, 2020 09:45 AM in Siyagobhoza

Rest In Peace Anele Ngcongca!

163 Nov 23, 2020 09:42 AM in PSL

Insider Lifts Lid On Chiefs' Dax Drama

87 Nov 24, 2020 02:48 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Nurkovic Dazzles As He Shows Off Model SA Bae

14 Nov 23, 2020 04:28 PM in Footballers & Chill

Courtois & De Bruyne's Messages For Anele

15 Nov 23, 2020 03:46 PM in Players Abroad

Ngcongca's Heartfelt Moments With The World's Best Players

1 Nov 23, 2020 12:05 PM in The Best Of The Rest

Agent: I’m Not Surprised By What He Did Against Chiefs

17 Nov 26, 2020 01:33 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

14 Footballers Who Have Degrees

28 Sep 16, 2020 08:30 PM in World News

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

Memela: Why I Left Pirates…

19 Nov 26, 2020 01:15 PM in Orlando Pirates