Brazil and Barcelona legend re-registers as a player aged 58 to fulfil family dream

Romario in action during the 1994 World Cup
Romario in action during the 1994 World Cup (Image credit: Getty Images)

Brazil and Barcelona great Romario has confirmed that he has re-registered as a player at the age of 58 to fulfil a dream of playing alongside his son, Romarinho. 

Romario won the 1994 World Cup with Brazil during a player career that originally spanned three decades and saw him score almost 700 goals and turn out for the likes of PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona and Valencia.

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For more than a decade Joe Mewis has worked in football journalism as a reporter and editor, with stints at Mirror Football and LeedsLive among others. He is the author of four football history books that include tomes on Leeds United and the England national team.