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Rogerio Ceni announces retirement

4 April 2014 13:34

Veteran Sao Paulo keeper Rogerio Ceni has announced he will retire at the end of the season.

The 41-year-old made his Sao Paulo debut in 1993 and has remained loyal to the club throughout his 21-year career, scoring a goalkeeping record of 114 goals for them in more than 1,000 first-team appearances.

Ceni had originally planned to retire at the end of last season but signed a new one-year extension in December.

However, at a press conference on Friday, the Brazil international announced this would be his last season as a player.

"At the end of the year, I'm going to really stop," he said. "I'm not going to play again. This is my last year - not only for Sao Paulo, but as a professional footballer.

"I am feeling better now than at the same time last year. I feel good. There are a few aches but they are part of the game.

"I hope we have a different destiny in 2014."

Ceni was part of the Brazil squad that lifted the 2002 FIFA World Cup, and has won three league titles and two Copa Libertadores crowns.

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Serie A table

# Team MP D P
1 12 +16 28
2 12 +9 23
3 12 +9 22
4 12 +7 22
5 12 +0 21
6 12 +9 20
7 12 +1 20
8 12 +4 19
9 12 +3 19
10 12 +2 19
11 11 +1 15
12 12 -10 14
13 12 -7 13
14 12 +0 12
15 11 -5 11
16 12 -3 11
17 12 -4 10
18 12 -11 10
19 12 -6 9
20 12 -15 7

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