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Roberto Carlos to hang up boots this year

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Roberto Carlos has announced he will retire from professional football this year.

The 38-year-old, who currently plays for Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala, has confirmed he will hang up his boots in either June or December. In an interview with Globoesporte, he said: 

''I will stop this year. It will be in June or December. I haven't decided the exact date, but it will be this year.''

Roberto Carlos began his playing career with União São João in 1990, but it was with Palmeiras that he made his name in the game. Spending three successful years with the Paulista giants, Carlos was eventually snapped up by Internazionale in 1995, but signed for Real Madrid just a season later.

In his time at the Santiago Bernabeu, Carlos established himself to become one of the best left-backs of all time, winning 4 La Liga's, 3 Champions League's and 2 Intercontinental cups.

For Brazil he won 125 caps, 2 Copa America's, 1 Confederations cup and 1 World Cup.


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