( Xinhua ) - Brazilian soccer star Edmundo said on Wednesday that he will retire from the game after 2008 season.
"When I am on vacation, my friends are at work. When my friends are on vacation, I am at work. I am getting tired of this. For this reason, I have decided to hang up my boots after this season," said the 37-year-old player.
Born on the 2nd of April in 1971, Edmundo has made his mark in Brazil's national soccer league. He began his career for Vasco in 1990.
Three years later, he left the team and went to Palmeiras where he was considered to be the team's key player. He helped the team win the Sao Paulo championship in 1993 and 1994.
After his stay with Palmeiras, he left for Flamengo and Corinthians and then returned to Vasco to help win the 1997 Brasileirao tournament, finishing as leading scorer with 29 goals.
As a member of the Brazilian national soccer team, Edmundo played 39 games, including the 1998 World Cup when Brazil lost to France by a score of 3- 0 in the final.