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EMPICS Sport Rivaldo is a former World Cup winner with Brazil.
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One of the all-time greats of Brazilian football is officially back
At the height of his powers, the former Barcelona man was arguably the best player in the world.

Updated at 10.38

RIVALDO IS OFFICIALLY a footballer again.

At the height of his powers, the former Barcelona man was arguably the best player in the world, and now, at 43, he fancies another crack at the beautiful game.

There was already speculation that he would return and the news was confirmed on Tuesday night, when he featured in Mogi Mirim’s 2-1 victory over Nautico in the Brazilian second division (highlights of which can be seen below).

Nevertheless, despite his side winning ultimately, the former Brazil international was perhaps not the influential presence that many expected him to be, as he was withdrawn after an hour, with the team losing 1-0 at the time.

However, perhaps the World Cup winner’s mere presence was enough to galvanise Mogi Mirim — the club which he is president of — as last night was their first victory in 11 matches.

Melhores momentos do Brasileirão / YouTube

He may be well past his best now, but we can still dream of goals like this one…

Zaid Haroon / YouTube

h/t 101 Great Goals

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