February 5, 2023

Miranda announces her retirement after the end of her contract with Sao Paulo

Miranda, the former Sao Paulo defender, announced his retirement from football today, at the age of 38. He has been without a club since ending his contract with Morumbi at the end of last year.

The moment has come. To everyone who cheered for me, my special thanks. Thank you very much, Football! It’s the story.” Miranda in an Instagram post.

  • Last season, Miranda played in 36 matchesScored a goal and assisted.
  • His association with Sao Paulo ended at the end of last year and It has not been renewed.
  • The defender has passed through Coritiba, Sochaux, Sao Paulo, Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan and Jiangsu Suning.
  • Miranda played for the Brazilian national team I played in the 2018 World Cup.

in history

Miranda won four titles for São Paulo: the Campeonato Paulista, in 2023, as well as the three Campeonato Brasileiro Cups, in 2006, 2007 and 2008. Before arriving at Tricolor, Miranda started in Curitiba He also played in Sochaux (France).

  • In total, Miranda played 342 matches for Tricolor, with a record of 184 wins, 87 draws, and 71 defeats.
  • The defender scored 12 goals, the last of which was against Ayacucho of Peru in the last edition of the South American Championship.
  • Individually, Miranda has been to four Brasileirão selections (2007 to 2010) and three Paulistão selections (2008, 2010 and 2021).
  • Miranda and Lugano took the positions of the best new defenders in São Paulo’s history, joining other older names such as Ronaldo, Ricardo Rocha, Dario Pereira and Oscar.
  • Miranda arrived in São Paulo precisely at the request of Morrissey Ramalho to replace Lugano, who had gone to Fenerbahçe, and replaced the mass idol by becoming an idol.
  • Miranda’s first stint at São Paulo, between 2006 and 2011, catapulted him into European football, where he also distinguished himself.

international success

Miranda repeated at Atlético de Madrid, Spain, the success of Sao Paulo. The defender has formed a historic partnership with Uruguay’s Godin since 2011.

  • Miranda was the champion of the Spanish Championship, the European League and the King’s Cup, as well as the Spanish Super Cup and the UEFA Super Cup.
  • In Spain, he scored the most important goal in his career. In the 2013 Copa del Rey final, the defender gave Atlético the title.
  • Miranda was also part of the Champions League runners-up, in the 2013/2014 season, in the loss against Real Madrid in stoppage time.

In 2015, Miranda moved to Internazionale in Italy, where he did not win titles, but established himself in Brazilian national team He was the captain of the 2018 World Cup, and was one of the few who was saved in the elimination by Belgium, when he performed well in duels with Lukaku. As for hopscotch, the defender won the Confederations Cup in 2009 and the Copa America in 2019.

After Inter, Miranda went to Jiangsu Suning in 2019, and lifted the Chinese championship trophy in 2020. The return to Sao Paulo, where he exposed himself to world football, was in 2021. In the last segment, he reached the 300th match and won a title Other: Paulista. The last dance was not as expected, but nothing could tarnish the beautiful story of the tricolor.