Rivaldo Announces his withdrawal

Rivaldo Announces his withdrawal

Rivaldo Announces his withdrawal

Published:15/03/2014 - 15:17h


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Vitor Borba Ferreira "Rivaldo" has announced to the 41 years his withdrawal like footballer after a long and successful sportive career. The Brazilian, that was a member of the Mogi Mirim, has published a message in Instagram to announce the decision after 24 years like professional

This ex forward is, unquestionably, one of the best players of the history of the Barça, taking into account the performance offered between 1997 and 2002. Rivaldo (Recife, Brazil, 1972) was fichado of the Sportive of the Coruña at the beginning of the season 1997/98 with the clear function to do forget to his compatriot Ronaldo. And really it attained it, as the high and fibrous Brazilian player enjoyed of an individual technician like few times has seen , with a left leg of gold, a dribbling desequilibrante, a powerful shot and a sensacional execution of frank hits and penaltis.

The farewell of Rivaldo:

"With tears in the eyes would like me first give thank heaven, to my family and by all the support that have received during these 24 years like player. Today I communicate me with all my fans in the world, my history like player arrived at the end", like this began the letter spread in several social networks in which Rivaldo announced his withdrawal like footballer.

Rivaldo Debuted like professional in the rows of the Palmeiras in 1994 and two years later gave the jump to the European football in the rows of the Sportive of the Coruña. In the following season, the Barça paid 4.000 million the ancient pesetas to do with his services, a signing that produced hours before closing the market. Without being a born forward (acted in the left extreme or as half tip) left in his five years in the Barça some registers goleadores envidiables: 136 so many in 253 parties. It was a footballer of serious and discreet character that preferred to speak in the field.

In his five seasons like player of the Barça, Rivaldo achieved his best sportive successes and won two Leagues, a Glass of Rey and a Supercopa of Europe. In 1999 it carried the Balloon of Gold and the FIFA World Player that topped it like the best footballer of the world. Of his period like Barcelona the fans still remember his golazo of Chilean in the last day of League 2000-01 against the Valency that allowed to the Barça classify of form agónica for the League of Champions or glorious performances like a triplete in Saint Siro or a doublet (and a goal incomprensiblemente cancelled) in the Bernabéu in the season 2000/01.

Later, Rivaldo was in the AC Milan, Cruzeiro, Olympiacos, AEK of Athens, Bunyodkor, Sao Paulo, Kabuscorp, Sao Caetano and finally the Mogi Mirim, where has played with his son. With the selection of Brazil, Rivaldo conquered the World-wide of 2002 contested in Korea and Japan, in addition to a Glass America and a Glass Confederations. A spectacular list of winners.

The best of Rivaldo (1997-2002):

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