Former Barcelona and Brazil Number 10 Rivaldo is contemplating a return to football, just 15 months after retiring from the game.
Now 43 years old, the 1999 World Player of the Year revealed via his Facebook page that he’s decided to make himself available for training at the club he is president of, Mogi Mirim, with a view to potentially featuring later on in the season.
The side from São Paulo currently linger in Brazil’s Serie B and have endured a difficult start to their new campaign, picking up just 3 points from the first 8 matches, prompting Rivaldo to consider a return to the pitch – if his knee holds up to the rigours of competitive training:
After a lot of thinking and analysing the pros and cons, I have decided to join the Mogi Mirim squad,” said the 2002 World Cup winner.
That doesn’t mean I’m going to play because I’ve been out for a long time and now only administering the club. I stopped playing professionally 15 months ago. If my knee is OK, maybe I can help in a few games. But training will help me to decide.