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Retired Ronaldo to Study Advertising in Britain


New Year, new start? It seems that’s what Brazilian football legend Ronaldo thought too; he’s moving to London next month to become a student, writes Rena Dipti Annobil.

The former Barcelona, Inter Milan and Real Madrid striker has been running his own sports marketing agency since he retired from football in 2011. Now, he plans to live in the UK for at least two years to study advertising and take up a work placement with London-based communications company WPP.

The 36-year-old says: ‘18 years have passed and I’ve hardly studied at all. I feel a great need to become a student again.’

It’s always inspiring to see someone have the courage to try something new and follow their dreams. And for many of us, January is a time to evaluate where we’re at and where we want to go.

The idea of making drastic changes in life may be overwhelming, but it’s not impossible. Small steps people, small steps… Just check out the list below for some inspiring and surprising life changes.

Arnold Shwarzeneger

From: Successful body builder

To: Actor and Politician

(He was Governor of California in 2003 and spent eight years in office, but is now acting again).

Tyra Banks

From: Supermodel

To: Talk show host, America’s Top Model creator and author

(Her book Modelland reached the New York Bestseller list).

Alan Page

From: NFL football star

To: Minnesota Supreme Court Justice

(He went to law school when playing for the Vikings and worked at law firms between seasons).

Solange Knowles

From: Beyonce’s little sister

To: Singer/songwriter, DJ, model and fashion icon

Martha Stewart

From: Stockbroker

To: Creator of a lifestyle empire, including magazines, TV shows, websites, home improvement products, pet products and crafts.

Vinnie Jones

From: Hot-headed footballer

To: Hard man actor

Katie Price

From: Glamour model

To: Writer and businesswoman

(She’s launched her own range of perfumes, jewellery, bedding, lingerie, swimwear and countless reality TV shows)

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