Brazil World Cup 2002 winner Roberto Carlos has been officially introduced as a Corinthians player.
The 36-year-old defender returns to Brazil after 15 years of playing in Europe on a two-year contract.
During his Corinthians presentation Carlos said that he will end his career at Corinthians and vowed to help the club win its first Copa Libertadores title.
“It’s an important year for Corinthians, playing the Libertadores in its centennial,” Carlos said. “This title would mean the same, or even more, than the (Champions League) I won with Real Madrid in Europe. It’s one of the few titles I haven’t won in my career.”
Roberto Carlos joins former Brazil teammate Ronaldo at Corinthians. His contract is said to be similar to Ronaldo’s deal with the team in that it is largely based on marketing.