'I thought it would be sadder' - Goalscoring keeper Ceni honoured by send-off

The 42-year-old shot stopper is hanging up his gloves, ending an astonishing spell with Sao Paulo in which he scored 131 goals

Sao Paulo's record-breaking goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni believes he can look back on his career with fondness after deciding to retire.

Ceni, a free-kick and penalty specialist who scored 131 goals for the Brazilian club, was given a farewell friendly at the Morumbi on Friday after he missed the final six Campeonato Brasileiro matches due to injury.

The 42-year-old was involved in three Club World Cup triumphs during his incredible 13-year spell at the club, with the team from his 1992 and 1993 titles taking on the 2005 winners for his farewell.

He also won two Copa Libertadores titles and claimed the Brasileiro trophy on three occasions with Sao Paulo and was part of Brazil's World Cup-winning squad in 2002.

Ceni believes those achievements will provide comfort after hanging up his boots and was honoured with the send-off he received.

"I thought it was going to be sadder, but I felt good. I feel very accomplished as an athlete. I look at my past and I'm happy with what I did and with the titles," he said.

"The number of Sao Paulo supporters has increased in recent years due to these two generations on the pitch.

"I would like to dedicate this moment to my mother, who is no longer here, and only saw me play once in the shirt of Sao Paulo.

"A night like this is not common in Brazilian football."