Rogerio Ceni Puts In Shot-Stopping Performance That Gandalf Would Be Proud Of In Copa Sudamericana (Video)

Chris Wright

24th, October 2013


By Chris Wright

Brazil Soccer Copa Libertadores

Aged 40, he may be older than most Galapagos tortoises in footballer’s years but Sao Paulo ‘keeper Rogerio Ceni is still more than up to scratch in the shot-stopping department (he also takes a mean free-kick), with the veteran putting in an almighty “non shall pass” performance betwixt the sticks against Chilean side Universidad Catolica in the Copa Sudamericana last night.

Ceni actually conceded three on the night as Sao Paulo eventually ran out 3-4 winners in Santiago, but the old man at the back put in a ‘man of the match’ shift, repelling several times that amount of Universidad efforts over the course of the evening to almost single-handedly preserve his side’s slim winning margin…


Well played that (elderly) man!

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  1. Webb says:

    That was amazing!

  2. Col says:

    None shall pass. Apart from the three I’ve just conceded…

    Sorry for the cynicism.

  3. TravisKOP says:

    what terrible defending. Sao Paulo is lucky they have him

  4. Vitor Oliveira says:

    the goals he conceded were not his fault, they were good shots. Also, consider the fact that this man is 40 years old. At 40 most men are lounging around drinking beer and watching soccer, not making amazing body-stretching saves in net AND practicing most days of the week.

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