Seedorf joins Brazil club Botafogo on 2-year deal
SAO PAULO, Brazil ● Brazilian club Botafogo says it has signed Dutch midfielder Clarence Seedorf on a two-year contract.
Rio de Janeiro-based Botafogo announced the capture of Seedorf, 36, as “the biggest signing of a foreign player ever made by a Brazilian club.”
The player’s agent Deborah Martin, told the online version of sports daily Lance: “Seedorf is the first European player to go to Brazil. He is still breaking records. The idea of playing in the Mecca of football was very attractive to him.”
Seedorf, who is married to a Brazilian, played last season with AC Milan.
The 36-year-old midfielder played at the 1998 World Cup with the Netherlands and in three European Championships.
Botafogo is among the top four clubs in Rio but won its last Brazilian league title in 1995.
The club said on Sunday that Seedorf is expected to be officially introduced next week and will travel to Brazil in the coming days.