Former Brazil left back Roberto Carlos says he will retire from football by the end of the year.
The 38-year-old Roberto Carlos has a contract with Russian club Anzhi until 2013 but said he will stop playing either in June or in December of 2012.
The ex-Real Madrid player intends to continue 'helping' the Russian club off the field after retiring.
"My contract as a player with Anzhi ends in June 2013," FIFA.com reports the 38-year-old said to Marca. "But in December I have the possibility to stop playing. After that I will carry on in the club as assistant to the chairman Suleyman Kerimov ... He has asked me to help create a structure in the club for the next ten years."
"I am not going because I am injured," he said. "But I am going because my sporting career is already complete. I have been with Palmeiras, Inter, Real Madrid... I have lived everything I had to live as a player."
Roberto Carlos played for Brazil until the 2006 World Cup. He helped the national team win the 200...