Former Spurs player Gilberto terminates Cruzeiro contractHe did score one goal for Spurs against West Ham in the Premier League
His contract was due to expire at the end of the 2012 season. He has arranged a press conference later to explain his reasons for the termination but it is believed he plans to retire.
The 35-year old has enjoyed a lengthy career with spells in Germany with Hertha Berlin and England with Tottenham Hotspur. Whilst being at Cruzeiro, in two different spells, he has made over 150 appearances for the club and scored 21 goals.
However, with the teams bad form at the moment, Gilberto has recently been criticised for his poor performances and it is believed that this has persuaded him to hang up his boots.
He isn't remembered fondly at White Hart Lane after a famous error which lead Spurs to concede a goal against PSV Eindhoven in the Europa League in 2008. He only made seven appearances for the North London club and he has substituted at half-time in three of those appearances.
His contract was terminated after 19 months at the club where he returned to Cruzeiro to sign a two-year deal.