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Australian Football: Bobo calls it a day

Sydney FC striker Bobo has decided to call time on a career that has spanned 19 years and also seen him play in Turkey and his home country of Brazil.

Bobo has been a revelation during his two stints with the Sky Blues scoring 71 goals across a total of 114 games.

Record breaker

The 37-year-old’s most successful stint with the club was the first one. He broke the record for the most goals scored in a season in the 2017-18 campaign.

He fired home 27 as the Sky Blues won the grand final and also lifted the FFA Cup. Over the first two seasons he scored 42 goals in 57 appearances, also winning two premiers plates.

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In his first season back in Sydney Bobo scored 11 goals in 20 games during the 2020/21 season. This season he has scored five goals in 19 appearances, but only four of those have been starts.

The time has now come to call it a day but Bobo is grateful for his career and has no complaints. Unless Sydney pull off a miracle and play finals, his final game will be against Melbourne Victory this weekend.

Tough decision

"It's not an easy decision but I've been in the game 19 years now and I've thought a lot about it this season," Bobo said.

"I played 10 years in Turkey, five years in Brazil and four years at Sydney FC, it's a long journey.

"When I look back on my career I need to be happy because I played for big clubs in Turkey, big clubs in Brazil and the most successful club in Australia, so I have a lot of good memories.

"I can pick two favourite memories from Sydney FC and that's scoring the winning header in the FFA Cup final in 2017 and also winning the grand final against Melbourne Victory in the same year."

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