58-Year-Old Brazil Legend Romario Announces Shock Return To Professional Football

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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At the age of 58, Romario has decided to end his retirement and play for America Football Club in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The legendary Brazilian soccer player has announced his comeback to professional football after more than 15 years since retiring in 2009.

Romario had a successful career, winning the World Cup in 1994 and playing for top clubs like PSV in the Netherlands and Barcelona in Spain.

Romario has now joined America Football Club as a player, where he is also the president. His son, Romarinho, also plays for the team. Romario’s main motivation is to play alongside his son and for his favorite team, and he is not expected to participate in official league matches.

Despite this, he will receive a minimum wage from the club, which he plans to donate back to America Football Club, as reported by Marca.

He posted on Instagram: “I’m not going to compete in the championship, but rather play a few games for the team of my heart and make another dream come true, playing alongside my son. What do you think?”

America Football Club is currently competing in the second division of Brazil’s Campeonato Carioca and getting ready for the upcoming season starting on May 18. It is uncertain when Romario will play his first game for the team.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.