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Rivaldo to stay at Olympiakos for another year

Brazilian midfielder Rivaldo says he will finish his career at Piraeus club Olympiakos. The 35-year-old player, one of the Greek club’s leading performers this season, said he changed his mind about leaving Greece this summer and will stay for another season and retire in June 2008. «I’m very happy here, so is my family,» Rivaldo told state-run NET TV. «I’m very fond of Olympiakos and I would be delighted to end my career in Piraeus.» Rivaldo, who starred in Brazil’s run to the 2002 World Cup title, joined Olympiakos in 2004. He helped the club win the 2005 and 2006 Greek league and Cup trophies. However, the Greek club has failed to take its domestic dominance to the Champions League. Rivaldo is currently tied with Dimitris Salpiggidis of Panathinaikos for the league scoring lead with 13 goals. After 22 rounds in the 16-team league, Olympiakos leads the standings with 56 points, 11 ahead of Panathinaikos. (AP/Kathimerini)