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Romario Return to Fulfill Father's Final Desire

  • FIFA.com, Thursday, August 13, 2009 4:15 PM
After he'd "hung up his boots over a year ago, after a long and distinguished career spanning 23 years and over 1,000 goals by his personal count," 43-year-old Brazilian legend Romario "has confirmed he is coming out of retirement to fulfill his late father's wishes and play for Rio de Janeiro club America," according to FIFA.com.

"I'm preparing to play and should be registered next week," said the World Player of the Year and FIFA World Cup champion of 1994, who is set to play two games for America in a heartfelt effort to make good on a promise made to his father, Edevair.

A veteran of both Barcelona and Dutch club PSV, Romario last played in November 2007 with Vasco da Gama, "where he also had a coaching role before taking on an administrative role at America this year."



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