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Roldinho returns to Barcelo as ambassador

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 3: Two-time world footballer of the year Roldinho has accepted an ambassadorial role with his former team FC Barcelo, the Spanish club has announced.

The agreement will see the 36-year-old Brazilian represent a Barcelo legends team in a series of friendlies around the world, Barcelo said on their official website on Thursday.

Roldinho will also take part in clinics, training sessions and institutiol events, among other activities, according to Barcelo.

The announcement raises fresh doubts about whether Roldinho will return to competitive football.

He has been without a club since parting ways with Rio de Janeiro outfit Fluminense in September 2015.

Earlier this week, his brother and agent, Roberto Assis, said the 2002 World Cup winner would decide whether to accept on offer to join Brazilian Serie A club Coritiba by Friday.

Earlier this month, Roldinho’s former Brazil teammate Rivaldo also agreed to be a Barcelo ambassador.

Roldinho represented Barcelo from 2003 and 2008. He was voted world footballer of the year in 2004 and 2005. IANS

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