CBF chief Teixeira steps down
Teixeira, 64, has been the head of Brazilian football since 1989 and faced a host of corruption allegations over the 23 year period.
A statement released on Tuesday afternoon read: "I leave the presidency of the CBF (national federation) permanently with the sense of mission accomplished.
"It's not easy to preside passion. Football in our country is associated with two things: talent and disorganisation. When we win, talent is praised. When we lose, it's about disorganisation.
"I did what was within my reach, sacrificing my health. I was criticised in the losses and undervalued in the victories.''