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Rivaldo Signs Up For Barcelona Legends Project

Former FIFA World Player of the Year Rivaldo said that he has agreed to act as a global ambassador for his former club .

The 44-year-old Brazilian discussed his role with Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu during a visit to on Tuesday.

“I am always happy to be back at the Camp Nou,” Rivaldo was quoted as saying by the Brazilian news service Uol Esporte.

In a statement on their official website, Barcelona said Rivaldo had been offered the chance to be a part of the FCB Legends squad, which will play friendlies around the world to promote the club’s brand.

“I made history in my five years [here],” Rivaldo said. “The club is always in my heart. I told the president that I am available for the club and that I can play. I feel good. I train every day and I’ll be ready for matches that Barcelona play around the world.”

Rivaldo, a World Cup winner with in 2002, represented Barcelona from 1997 to 2002. He won two championships, a European Super Cup, a and was voted FIFA World Player of the Year in 1999.

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