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The opposite career of Ronaldo and Rooney after 10 years

After 10 years, Cristiano Ronaldo maintains the level of top player, while Wayne Rooney plays the role of manager of Derby County.

More than 10 years ago, Wayne Rooney had a turning point for his career when he replaced Cristiano Ronaldo as the MU leader. Currently, Rooney moves to the position of head coach of Derby County. At the age of 35, Rooney considered retiring to focus everything on the position of captain. Rooney asserted that this was a dream he cherished for a long time.

2010 was the year of failure for Cristiano Ronaldo, when Real Madrid went empty and Portugal soon stopped at the World Cup. Since then, CR7 has conquered a series of successes at the individual, club and team level. Ronaldo has 4 more Golden Ball titles, won 4 Champions League trophies and together with Portugal won the Euro 2016. At this time, Ronaldo is 35 years old, but maintains his top form in the Juventus shirt. CR7 has scored 16 goals in 13 appearances for Juventus this season.

10 years ago, Diego Forlan emerged after the 2010 World Cup. The Uruguayan striker scored 5 goals, led the home team to the semi-finals and received the title of 2010 World Cup Golden Ball. Currently, Forlan started his coaching career. He has led the Penarol club since December 2019, but was fired after a year.

Wesley Sneijder and Inter Milan won the treble in the 2009/10 season. Then, Sneijder with the Netherlands to the World Cup final in 2010, but fell before Spain. After 10 years, Sneijder retired from the field and did not follow a coaching career. Sneijder only occasionally appeared in television sports commentary programs.

David Villa, Forlan, Sneijder and Thomas Mueller all have five goals at the 2010 World Cup. Villa plays an important role in Spain’s first World Cup journey. Currently, the former Barcelona striker retired. The last club of Villa’s career was Vissel Kobe in the Japanese league.

In the 2010 World Cup final, Iker Casillas blocked two situations facing Arjen Robben, thereby making a great contribution to helping Spain defeat the Netherlands. After the 2019/20 season, Casillas announced his retirement because of heart failure. Real Madrid legend is racing to win the chair of the Spanish Football Federation.

Kaka showed a convincing performance at the 2010 World Cup. But when he returned to Real Madrid, “Brazilian angel” began to slide under the reign of coach Jose Mourinho. Kaka has retired from the field since 2017. For the past three years, Kaka has spent time with his family and has no intention of returning football as a coach.

Lionel Messi is the owner of the 2010 Golden Ball title. This is a controversial achievement, because many fans think Andreas Iniesta or Sneijder deserves more. Over the past 10 years, Messi has maintained its form to create a two-way race with Ronaldo. So far, Messi has won 6 Golden Balls, reaping a series of titles at Barca.