By Chris Wright
Courtesy of a penalty stuck away against Santos on Wednesday night, legendary Sao Paulo goalkeeper has managed the unprecedented feat of moving into the Top 10 of the Brazilian club’s list of all-time top goalscorers.
Ceni already holds three different Guinness World Records for most goals scored by a goalkeeper, number of games played for the same club and for the amount of games played as captain.
Indeed, his 85th-minute spot-kick, which proved to be the winner in a 3-2 San-São derby win for Sao Paulo, was the veteran keeper’s 128th goal for the club and therefore enough for him to reach yet another remarkable milestone in his peerless career.
He now moves level with former Brazil international midfielder Raí in the Tricolor’s scoring charts and into the Top 10…
Hoje, Ceni alcançou uma marca difícil para qualquer atacante: entrar no top 10 de maiores artilheiros de um clube pic.twitter.com/BGC6N4KD9F
— São Paulo FC (@SaoPauloFC) June 4, 2015
“Today, Ceni reached a difficult mark for any attacker: get into the top 10 highest scorers from a club”
Ceni, now 42, had originally announced his intention to retire at the end of 2014 though he was talked into extending his deal to allow him one last stab at winning a third Copa Libertadores title.
When that failed to materialise the old-timer once again announced he’d be hanging up his gloves in August of 2015. However, there is word on the wire that Sao Paulo may be on the cusp of tempting Ceni into a new one-year contract extension.
Long may he reign!