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Veteran Brazil defender Antonio Carlos to play for Santos

Veteran Brazil defender Antonio Carlos to play for Santos

Veteran Brazil defender Antonio Carlos reached a deal to rejoin two-time Brazilian champion Santos in 2007.
Antonio Carlos, who helped Brazil win the 1999 Copa America, was playing for first-division club Juventude. Details on the transfer were not disclosed.
He will be reunited with former Real Madrid coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo. The 37-year-old defender and Luxemburgo won Brazilian league titles with Palmeiras in 1993 and 1994.
"I'll stop playing soon and I hope to continue in the sport as a coach, so it will be very important to spend the next year observing coach Vanderlei closely," Antonio Carlos told the Gazeta Esportiva Web site on Sunday.
He played for Santos in the 2004 season, but participated in only nine matches because of knee injuries.
Antonio Carlos previously played for Sao Paulo, Turkey's Besiktas, and Italy's AS Roma. He was voted the second best player in the 1999 Italian league.


Updated : 2021-03-09 16:06 GMT+08:00