In a magnificent career spanning two decades Rogério Ceni is now recognized by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics as the goalkeeper to have scored the most goals in the history of football, surpassing José Luis Chilavert in 2006.
His 111 goals, coming from penalties and free kicks, have helped São Paulo win 16 major titles, including three Brazilian Leagues and two Copa Libertadores.
In the 2005 FIFA Club World Cup he was voted Man of the match in the final victory against Liverpool, as well as the tournament's MVP.
Ceni has also represented Brazil at two World Cups.
São Paulo is Brazil's most internationally lauded team and third in South America, after Boca Juniors and Independiente, with 11 international titles.
The 1990s saw the golden era of the club, when they had one of the best ever teams in Brazil and South America. Under the coaching of Telê Santana, they dominated home and abroad and won back to back Intercontinental trophies beating Johan Cruyffs Barcelona dream team in 1992, while the 3-2 win over Milan has gone down in the annals of the game as one of the most spectacular matches in history.
Rai spent the better part of his 15-year career with São Paulo and Paris Saint-Germain, winning 15 major titles with the two teams combined, and nearing the 100-goal mark. For Sao Paulo he blossomed into a prolific striker under Santana and it was he who scored both goals to beat Barcelona in Tokyo.
Raí played with Brazil for more than one decade, helping the country win the 1994 World Cup.
He is the younger brother of Brazilian footballer Sócrates.
In 2005 São Paulo became the first Brazilian club to have won three Copa Libertadores titles.
They competed in the Club World Championship in Japan in December of that year and a 1–0 scoreline against Liverpool was enough to give São Paulo its third Intercontinental title.