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Former Portugal international Deco has become the latest signing for the final edition of the Soccerex Football Festival in Rio de Janeiro, which will see some of the greatest players in the history of the game compete at the Ginásio do Maracanãzinho from November 30 to December 1.

Former Portugal international Deco has become the latest signing for the final edition of the Soccerex Football Festival in Rio de Janeiro, which will see some of the greatest players in the history of the game compete at the Ginásio do Maracanãzinho from November 30 to December 1.

Alongside Colombia legend Carlos Valderrama, Deco is the second player to join the Festival’s line up, the midfielder having recently announced his retirement after 17 years in the professional game. He played a total of 487 matches with eight clubs and the Portuguese national team, scoring 116 goals and winning a total of 23 titles, including 11 with FC Porto, where he played from 1999 to 2004.

The Soccerex Football Festival is a two-day free to attend event with local attractions, entertainment, youth tournaments, football freestyle, prize giveaways and the famous Legends Tournament that in the past has featured players such as Leonardo, Juliano Belletti, Eric Cantona, Ruud Gullit, Bryan Robson, George Weah and Jay-Jay Okocha.

For full information about Soccerex please visit www.soccerex.com/global, call +44 (0)20 8987 5522 or email enquiry@soccerex.com.

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