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Brazil's Juninho leaves Lyon for Qatari adventure

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-06-18

Brazil's 34-year-old Juninho has agreed to a two-year contract with Qatari champions Al-Garrafa after having spent "the best years of [his] life in Lyon". The playmaker's fee is thought to reach 2.5 million euros, a record in the Gulf states.

AFP - Lyon's long-serving Brazilian playmaker Juninho has signed a two-year deal with Qatari champions Al-Garrafa for a fee believed to be in the region of 2.5 million euros, a record in the Gulf state's championship.
  
Juninho, 34, inked the deal late Wednesday and said he was looking forward to his new adventure with the Doha-based club after having "spent the best years of my life in Lyon."
  
The Brazilian scored 100 goals in eight seasons with the French club and was the inspiration behind Lyon's seven titles, including last year's domestic double, after joining from Vasco da Gama in 2001.
  
When he announced he was leaving Lyon at the end of last season, the club described it as the end of an era.
  
The 44-times capped Brazilian reached three Champions League quarter-finals with Lyon and was their leading scorer in the competition with 18 goals.
  
Historically the Qatar championship has been a retirement location for a number of high-profile footballers, including Brazilian Romario, the Argentine Gabriel Batistuta and Frenchmen Marcel Desailly and Frank Leboeuf.

Date created : 2009-06-18

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