Why Brazilian Players "Burn Out" After They Turn 30

Ronaldo, Neymar, Ronaldinho – so many Brazilians reach incredible levels and even GOAT status before flaming out or losing passion for the game. Why does this only seem to happen to Brazilians like Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Neymar? On this week’s Justin’s Case, we investigate what sort of unique challenges Brazilians are facing that makes it seem like they struggle to carry on playing.

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  1. Cause usually like they always say. Talent can only get you so far. Talent kept you while you were young and fresh in your 20s But when you’re older and actually need discipline like diet/training outside the pitch. Gym training as well and just all the good habits for longevity in the game… they don’t have it.

  2. Guys , I don’t understand nothing about this video. Tell me what nationality of players get better after 30 ? The only problem with Brazilian players is simply their culture. The football culture in Brasil is one of shine or sit down. Meaning the moment they feel their body starts to fail them , is the moment they call it quits. When they cannot be at their best they don’t want to play at all . That and the fact that they don’t need it financially anymore adds up to enjoying their retirement early. If you are Brazilian and rich , Brasil tends to be a heaven on earth. And don’t forget the football world is a dirty nasty world. When you were the best before and then you are not anymore is also a great motivation to just call it quits.

  3. I think this applies to every athlete, except only recently that futbal is witnessing stars like Messi and Ronaldo, who have taken better care of themselves physically, mentally, and emotionally

  4. There's no sunlight in San Fran? Wow, this guy clearly knows nothing about SF. Summer, Spring, & Autumn in the city is full of sun! SF is one of the most desirable travel destinations in the world. It didn't become that for the lack of sun.

  5. I agree with all the point but to me the main point is the culture. Brazil is all about loving life and having fun. Very family and community focused. Once you have a lot of money, these guys don’t want to wast it in training in a random part of the world away from friends and family. Their next best alternative is to do go back home and do whatever they want.

  6. Meanwhile Zlatan is still relevant at age of 40. Brazilians may enjoy the sun more. AND/OR they see football as thir work. And when they realise they have more money than they'll ever spend they don't see the need to continue. Those that keep going do it not for the money but because they have a drive to stay at their A-game. Those people only retire when reality hits them that they can no longer compete.

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