Brazilian Legend Rivaldo Contemplates Comeback with Mogi Mirim

Sean Swaby@seanswabyUK Staff WriterJune 23, 2015

Brazil's Rivaldo celebrates after scoring his sides equalising goal as England's Danny Mills, left, and Nicky Butt stand with hands on hips during their 2002 World Cup quarterfinal  soccer match, Friday, June 21, 2002, in Shizuoka, Japan. (AP Photo/Adam Butler)
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Could we see the return of a Brazilian legend to the pitch? It could be so. 

Rivaldo, 43, is contemplating making a full comeback in order to help the club he presides over, Mogi Mirim, escape the relegation zone of Brazil's second tier of football. 

The World Cup winner says he still trains with the club regularly but doesn't plan on being a full-time player or anything of that ilk. 

He said in a statement (h/t Al Jazeera):

Once again, I will sacrifice my family for the good of the club but I hope to see our team in a more worthy situation in the competition. 

I stopped playing professionally 15 months ago but, if my knee is OK, I could help in some games, but that is something the training sessions will help me decide. 

I want to help the players get out of this difficult period, because I don't think our team should be struggling against relegation. We are good enough to be, at least, in the middle of the table. 

I'm not coming back to play regularly but as I'm a player with a valid contract, I want to help the players get out of this complicated situation. 

Rivaldo was FIFA's World Player of the Year in 1999 and retired 15 months ago. 

In last place in Brazil's Serie B, Mogi Mirim have just three points from eight matches with a minus-11 goal differential. 


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