Rivaldo leaves team's presidency in Brazil

BY foxsports • February 2, 2011

Veteran playmaker Rivaldo is temporarily leaving the presidency of Brazilian club Mogi Mirim to focus on playing for Sao Paulo.

Rivaldo will step down to avoid ethical concerns, as both teams are participating in the Sao Paulo state championship.

The 38-year-old player joined Sao Paulo on a loan from Mogi Mirim, where he had been the team's president and player since returning to Brazilian football last year. He previously played for Uzbekistan club Bunyodkor.

The former Brazil and Barcelona star is expected to make his debut with Sao Paulo on Thursday.

Rivaldo was the 1999 world player of the year and helped Brazil win the 2002 World Cup in South Korea and Japan.

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