Agence France-PresseJanuary 30, 2014 10:48
Juninho, the Brazilian midfielder who won seven consecutive French league titles with Lyon, has retired from football on Thursday, his 39th birthday.
Roberto Dinamite, president of his present club, Vasco da Gama, told local media: "I want to confirm Juninho Pernambucano's decision.
"We talked and he decided to end his career, he'll give a press conference on Monday," said Dinamite.
Juninho, who has not played since injuring his right thigh in November, was a noted set-piece specialist, scoring 100 goals for Lyon, whom he captained.