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Club: Sao Paulo
It may seem odd to include a player who entered his fifth decade last year, but Rogerio Ceni is an exception to the norm. Last month he announced his intention to retire at the end of the season (link in Portuguese), meaning 2014 will be the final chance to catch one of the country's finest stoppers of the modern era.
The goalkeeper has already made history in a unique way, becoming the only player in his position to score 100 goals in 2011, as reported by The Daily Mail.
A one-club man, Ceni has been at Sao Paulo for over two decades. It would be no exaggeration to describe him as part of the furniture at the Morumbi.
Winner of three consecutive Brasileiro titles between 2006 and 2008, as well as having collected two Copa Libertadores medals, the No. 01 never quite managed to impose himself on the international scene in the same way and was usually overlooked in favour of Dida and Marcos.
He nevertheless picked up a World Cup winners' medal as part of Luiz Felipe Scolari's 2002 squad, but it is at Sao Paulo where his authority and sharp reflexes have allowed him to keep goal until the ripe old age of 41, and his free-kick talents will be sorely missed.