Friday, 18 January 2013

Rivaldo still going strong at 40

Of the 'Three Rs' who lit up Brazil's 2002 World Cup campaign, two have hogged the headlines in recent months. A rejuvenated Ronaldinho Gaúcho was elected the player of the year in the Brasileirão following a series of dynamic displays for Atlético Mineiro while Ronaldo Fenômeno has been busy in his retirement, promoting his sports marketing agency and enrolling in the Brazilian version of Celebrity Fat Club. (I'll save you from Googling it yourself.)


This week, though, the third R is back on the scene. At the ripe old age of 40, Rivaldo has signed a one-year deal with São Caetano, meaning that he will appear in the Campeonato Paulista – the most prestigious of Brazil's state championships, although that isn't saying much these days – and Brazil's second division.

Read the rest of this article over at ESPN FC here.

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