Rogerio Ceni Retires After 1,256 Games and 131 Goals

Tom Webb@@tomwebby92UK Staff WriterDecember 6, 2015

Legendary goalscoring goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni retired on Sunday after 23 years and 1,256 appearances for Sao Paulo and Brazil.

But despite a long and successful career as the last line of defence, it is 42-year-old Ceni's incredible goalscoring record that he will be remembered for long after he hangs up his gloves, and boots.

Goalkeeper Rogério Ceni retires today after a 25-year career in which he scored 131 goals! #Legend pic.twitter.com/HRKbeviY8T

— Sport Jokes (@SportJokes_) December 6, 2015

23 years 131 goals 1,256 games Not bad for a 'keeper. Brazilian stopper Rogério Ceni has hung up his gloves. pic.twitter.com/yjh13JPHKk

— bet365 (@bet365) December 6, 2015

Wishing Rogerio Ceni a happy retirement. Goalkeeper-cum-scorer.

— Fadoju Temitope F. (@MCtopiano) December 6, 2015

The set-piece specialist scored an astonishing 131 goals across his career, which is a barely believable total for a player who's primary job was to stop the ball going in his own goal.

So, with the news of Ceni's retirement, we thought it would be fitting to sit back and marvel at a selection of the Sao Paolo legend's best strikes.

He'll be missed.

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