Rio de Janeiro: Former Brazil football star Rivaldo has given the strongest indication that his decorated 21-year professional career is over after quitting Angolan club Kabuscorp.
The 40-year-old used his Twitter account to announce his departure on Sunday after less than 12 months at the Luanda-based club.
"It`s my last day here in Angola but only as a footballer because I will always consider Angola my home," Rivaldo said.
The attacking midfielder last month revealed his 2012 season was over after suffering a rib and shoulder injury during a match in Angola`s top-flight.
At the time he said he was still deciding whether to continue playing and denied reports linking him with a return to Brazilian football.
The former Barcelona star scored 11 goals in 15 matches for Kabuscorp after joining the club from Sao Paulo earlier this year.
Voted FIFA`s world player of the year in 1999, Rivaldo was a part of Brazil`s 2002 World Cup-winning team and scored 34 goals in 74 matches for his country.
First Published: Monday, November 05, 2012, 12:53