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Romario hangs up his boots

April 15, 2008

Former Brazil striker Romario announced his retirement on Monday at 42, ending a career in which he won the World Cup, was involved in numerous controversies and claimed to have scored more than 1,000 goals.

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  • "Officially I'm not playing any more. I've stopped," Romario said at a DVD launch in Rio de Janeiro. "My time is up. Everything has been a lot of fun."

    Photographs: Getty Images | Text: Reuters

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