Inter Milan's Lucio has been one of the best center-backs in world football for nearly a decade. His physical strength, leadership qualities and ability to launch the attack have been on display for both club and country over that period.
But as with all players, there comes a time when those talents start to diminish.
That time is now for the powerful Brazilian defender.
While he may be able to contribute for a few more years, his days as a world-class player have come and gone. It is time for Lucio to simply move on and play out his career at a smaller club, because he can no longer be relied upon by a team with both domestic and European aspirations.
Here are four reasons why Lucio's career is on the decline.
Inter fans, what do you think? Don't hesitate to leave your comments as to why Lucio still has plenty to give for the Nerazzurri.
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