Brazilian legend Rivaldo has announced his retirement from the game.
With the ability to play as a striker and an attacking midfielder, Rivaldo has had an incredible career playing for fourteen different clubs, his most successful spell coming with Catalan giants Barcelona.
Rivaldo formed an outstanding partnership with Patrick Kluivert, scoring 92 goals in 182 appearances.
This incredible finish put Barcelona into the following season’s Champions League.
Whilst in Spain, the Recife born player won two La Liga titles, the Copa del Rey, as well as the incredibly coveted Ballon d’Or. After leaving for Italy, he won the Champions League with AC Milan in 2003.
Rivaldo’s other achievements included being a member of Brazil’s winning World Cup team of 2002, in addition to being a part of the Selecao squad that finished as runners-up in 1998.
In July, he and son Rivaldinho both scored in a 3-1 win, playing together for Brazilian side Mogi Mirim, with Rivaldo at the age of 43.
Having initially retired in March before his comeback in June, this man is certainly one of football’s greats.