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What if Messi & Ronaldo never retired? FIFA 20 gives us the answer

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi
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The day when Messi & Ronaldo retire will be a sad day for football. However, a YouTuber came up with an idea to keep them playing almost to their 50s.

With both players still going strong in their 30s, this begs the question of when will they start declining.

Perhaps you could make an argument that the signs for Ronaldo are there already. However, Messi still looks unstoppable on the pitch.

However, according to FIFA, Ronaldo’s footballing skills are (quite literally) ageless.

After six seasons of simulation and Messi’s additional two Ballon d’Ors, Ronaldo is remarkably at 82 overall, with Messi just below at 81.

This is when things get weird; Ronaldo’s 82 overall remains the same until he’s 47 years old(!).

Interestingly enough, none of the players changed their current club in the FIFA stimulation. This means that Messi spent 30 seasons in Barca’s senior squad.

But the YouTuber decided enough was enough, transferring them both to Frosinone for a fee of… €1.

Safe to say the duo didn’t break any transfer records at the end of this simulation.

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