From left to right: Pau Vilanova, Rivaldo and Jordi Cardoner. | GERMÁN PARGA - FCB

Rivaldo is one of the new members of the FC Barcelona Legends, a team of former players that takes part in matches around the world to help spread the Barça brand and its values. The programme also helps former athletes earn money after retirement.

Rivaldo has spent the past few days in Barcelona, where he took part in the presentation of the Club's new deal with Konami, a new Premium Partner for the next three seasons. During his visit, Rivaldo held a meeting with the Club's first Vice President Jordi Cardoner and the Director Pau Vilanova, during which they discussed other possible ways for Rivaldo to work with the Club and the Foundation.

One of those possibilities could see Rivaldo become the new ambassador of the FC Barcelona Foundation for its social projects in Brazil, which are a fruit of its partnership with UNICEF and the Inter-American Development Bank. The Foundation's initiatives are based on the promotion of youth values through sport and the use of sport as a social inclusion tool for persons with disabilities.

During the meeting, Rivaldo recalled his great relationship with Nicolau Casaus, whose grandson, Jordi Cardoner, thanked him. Back on 13 June 1999, in a 4–1 league win over Betis, played one day after a tribute to Casaus, Rivaldo, after scoring the second goal of the game, celebrated by displaying a shirt that, instead of bearing his name, bore the name of Casaus.

Rivaldo played for FC Barcelona from 1997 to 2002. His honours include two league titles (1997/98, 1998/99), a European Super Cup (1997), and Copa del Rey (1997/98).

Back to top