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Rogerio Ceni is the Brazilian Knute Rockne
by Samuel Charles, April 24th, 2013 12:27AM

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[VIDEO PICK: Role Model] Borussia Dortmund hosts it biggest game this century Wednesday only hours after learning its brightest young star will be at archrival Bayern Munich next season. Veteran keeper Roman Weidenfeller may have to channel his counterpart in South America to keep his young team focused against mighty Real Madrid.

Today’s clip is from Sao Paolo’s Copa Libertadores victory last Wednesday over favored Atletico Mineiro.

Rogerio Ceni announced before the season he was retiring after having earned the connotation legend by playing each of his more than 1,000 games for Sao Paolo, making two Brazilian World Cup squads, being named Brazil’s best keeper six times, and setting the world record for goals by a goalkeeper at 110 (59 on free kicks and 51 penalty kicks -- each also a record for a goalkeeper).

Without understanding Portugese, or the aid of subtitles, I still feel confident in saying this is one of the greatest pregame speeches you will ever see. Facing possibly his last big game at home, this is how Sao Paolo’s captain chose to lead.

The faces around him speak volumes ...



And with the game still scoreless in the 57th minute, the 40-year-old stepped up for a penalty, and he led once more ...



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