Even At 43, Brazil's Rivaldo Is Scoring Goals For Fun With His Son

by
Zohaib Ahmed
Mogi Mirim's 3-1 win over Macae was a family affair for the legendary midfielder Rivaldo.

Super successful sports stars may lose their physical prowess with age but not their skill. Michael Jordan once famously said that if his knees wouldn't balloon up, he would still be kicking butts in the NBA.

But there are those like MJ who have been affected by father time, and then there is Brazil's football legend Rivaldo, who recently came out of retirement at the ripe old age of 43 but is still scoring goals when he wants.

And it's not just any kind of goals either. The quadragenarian was forced to make a comeback because Mogi Mirim, the second division club he owns, were dwindling in relegation zone. To save them from going down, Rivaldo laced up once again and scored in only his second game.


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More importantly, he was in the starting lineup with his 20-year-old son Rivaldo Jr. The father/son duo combined to score all three goals for their side, giving them a 3-1 win, which also raised them above the relegation zone.

Rivaldo, who in his prime was one of the most feared attacking players in world football and also played a key role in Brazil's 2002 World Cup win, said that he was "happy and grateful" to score with his son for their club.

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