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Legendary São Paulo goalie Rogério Ceni announces plans to retire at end of 2014

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Notorious goalscoring goalkeeper Rogério Ceni has announced that he plans to retire from professional football at the end of 2014.

The legendary São Paulo goalie revealed yesterday that he would definitely be hanging up his gloves and not postponing his decision any longer, like he did last year.

Lancenet quoted the unique 41-year-old, he said: “At the end of this year I will stop.

“No, I will not delay any longer. This is my last year in São Paulo as a professional soccer play.”

Ceni is renown all over the world for his goalkeeping prowess but also his incredible ability from free kicks and his accuracy from the penalty spot.

The former national team goalie has scored over 100 goals in his professional career and is recognised as the goalkeeper to have scored the most goals in the history of football.

He has been at São Paulo since 1992 and has played all of his professional career with Tricolor, Ceni believes last year was his hardest as a footballer.

“I’m feeling much better today than in the second half of 2013,” Ceni stated.

“Last year was very stressful, it was the worst since I started my career as a boy, I had no money to eat at night. The emotional side was very strong.”

The legendary stopper will hope to end 2014 successful and finish his career in style.


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