Brazil football legend, Rivaldo, has confirmed he is returning to professional football, so he can help the club he owns.
The World Cup winner, who is 43, announced his retirement in March 2015, after a glorious career in which he played for Barcelona, AC Milan and Olympiacos..
However, Mogi Mirim, where he is also president is currently struggling and are bottom of the Brazilian Serie B, with only three points from eight matches.
This development has forced Rivaldo to consider a return to football, amid concerns about the condition of his knee.
�After much thought and analysing the pros and cons, I have decided to join the team of Mogi Mirim,” he said in a statement on the club’s official website.
�I believe that training daily with the team, and with my experience, we will get through this complicated moment we are living
�I know that once again I will sacrifice my family for the sake of the club, but I hope soon to see our team in a more honourable position in the competition.
�I want my decision to help the players out of this bad phase, because I believe that our team should not be fighting against relegation. We as a team should at least be vying for the middle of the table.
�I repeat that I am not coming back to play regularly, but as I am an athlete with a current contract, I want to help the players come out of this complicated situation.
�I stopped playing professionally 15 months ago, and if my knee is fine, I can even help in some games, but the training will help me decide.”
Rivaldo made 74 appearances for Brazil and scored 34 goals.
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