Originally Posted By: BBC Sport
Former Brazil striker Romario has announced his retirement from football at the age of 42.

"Officially I'm not playing any more. I've stopped," he said. "My time is up. Everything has been a lot of fun."

The 1994 World Player of the Year scored more than 1,000 goals, including 56 in 73 appearances for his country, and also won the 1994 World Cup.

He began his career with Brazilian side Vasco da Gama and also played for Barcelona, PSV Eindhoven and Valencia.

"These last 20 years for me have been very positive," said Romario.

Alongside God, he is my favourite player of all time, and imho, the greatest striker to live. It was reported last month that he was expected to announce his retirement at the end of March to concentrate more on his family and charity work in Brazil.

I did a review on his career last year when he was trying to reach the 1000 goal mark, which he eventually did.

My Review On Romário

BBC Sport Report

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