The Legendary Brazilian goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni, best known as the top scorer among goalkeepers, after 23 years of active football, has played his last game.
While the rest of the world was focus on the draw of the Champions League and analyzed the newly drawn groups for EURO in France, in Brazil there were no major events of the parting of the true football legend. And while many are still arguing on the eternal debate like who’s better Ronaldo or Messi, one more football legend has said his “last words” on the pitch.
Some 60 thousand fans gathered in the cult Estadio do Morumbi to say their goodby to one of the best goaltender among goalkeepers. 60 thousand cell phones lit up the football temple in Sao Paulo.
Rogerio started his senior career began in Sinop, but as a 17-year-old he moved to Sao Paulo in which he played a whopping 1,256 matches. In Football History he entered his name as the top scorer among goalkeepers because he scored in his career 131 goals, all from free kicks or the penalties.
Only in two years, from 2005 to 2007, he scored an incredible 47 goals in all competitions in which he participated in Sao Paulo. In 2014 he broke the record held by Ryan Giggs in the number of victories achieved by one club, with Sao Paulo’s 3-0 win against Goias.
In a match played on May 20 April 2014 in which Sao Paulo with 3-0 beat Botafogo, three Guinness World Records were given to Cenio:
– Most goals scored by a goalkeeper,
– Number of games played for the club
– Number of games in which he was captain.
Ceni in front of net and for the Brazilian national team, with whom he won the World title in 2002, and in 1997, Confederations Cup.
With Sao Paulo he won the World Club Championship in 2005, the Intercontinental Cup in 1993 and the Copa Libertadores in 1993 and 2005. His jersey with the number 01 never nobody will wear in Sao Paulo anymore.
Rogerio Ceni has scored on his farewell, but was anyone doubted it?