Rivaldo, the former Barcelona and Brazil forward, has announced he could make a comeback at the age of 43, 15 months after hanging up his boots.
The 43-year-old, who was part of the team who won the 2002 World Cup and was voted Fifa’s World Player of the Year in 1999, played one match for the Brazilian Serie B club Mogi Mirim in December 2013 before announcing his retirement.
However, after a difficult start to the season in which Mogi Mirim have picked up just three points from their first eight matches, Rivaldo – who is president of the club based in São Paulo – has decided to make himself available for training with a view to potentially featuring later in the season.
“After a lot of thinking and analysing the pros and cons, I have decided to join the Mogi Mirim squad,” Rivaldo wrote on Facebook.
“That doesn’t mean I’m going to play because I’ve been out for a long time and now only administering the club. I stopped playing professionally 15 months ago. If my knee is OK, maybe I can help in a few games. But training will help me to decide.”
Source : The Guardian