Julio Cesar has retired from soccer after taking part in a final match for boyhood membership Flamengo.
The 38-year-old former Brazil, Inter Milan and Benfica goalkeeper saved a clear sheet Saturday night time on the historic Maracana stadium as his staff beat America 2-Zero within the second spherical of the Brazilian championship.
“I cried rather a lot in the course of the week already,” a tearful Cesar mentioned on the finish of the match.
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Cesar was a starter for Brazil in two of the final three World Cups.
His accolades embody 5 Italian titles and the 2010 Champions League title with Inter, three Portuguese titles with Benfica and the 2004 Copa America with Brazil.
Cesar returned to Flamengo in January solely to complete his profession on the membership he started his skilled profession in 1997.