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Brazil legend Rivaldo plays match with son

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Legendary Brazilian midfielder Rivaldo has played alongside his son, the aptly named Rivaldinho, in a Brazilian league match.

The two made history as they featured at the same time in a match against XV de Piracicaba. 

The pair play for Mogi Mirim in Serie C, Brazil's third division. Rivaldo occupies an unusual position as player/chairman of the club where he played for two years early in his career.

Rivaldo won a host of trophies during his career, including the World Cup, the Champions League, the UEFA Cup and the Ballon d'Or.

Now at 41 years old, the World Cup winner seldom plays, but was afforded the opportunity to join his son on the pitch when he emerged from the substitutes' bench in the second half.

The match finished 1-1, and Rivaldo took to Instagram to talk of his pride at playing with his son.

He wrote: "I want to thank God for this special day in my life when I could play with my son @ _rivaldojr in an official game. The game ended 1-1, but this day is going to be history. Thank you my God for everything you did and do in my life."

Few sons of legendary players have gone on to make a name for themselves on the world stage, with Jamie Redknapp, Frank Lampard, Shaun Wright-Phillps, Jordi Cruyff and Kasper Schmeichel just a few players who have stepped out the shadow of their fathers.


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