Roberto Carlos to have one last match with Fenerbahçe
Milliyet, the Turkish daily newspaper, is reporting that Roberto Carlos will be having his final match in a Fenerbahçe uniform. His last match for Fenerbahçe will apparently be this week against Antalyaspor, or in week 8 against Gençlerbirliği. The 36 year old player has stated a desire to return to Brazil from the beginning of the season to now. He had sat the entire game against Istanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor because of a coach’s decision. He got in touch with Fenerbahçe vice-chairman Murat Özaydınlı and asked for his release. Afterward, he would get in touch with his agent in Spain to come to Istanbul, saying, “I have nothing more to give to Fenerbahçe. My time is done here. The club has maxed out their quota of foreign players. I don’t want to wait until January to return to my country. Let’s get this done.” His agent is scheduled to come to Istanbul on September 25th. After this week or the following matchday, Carlos will be granted his release and be free to return to Brazil. Roberto Carlos originally came to Fenerbahçe from Real Madrid in the beginning of the 2007-08 season, and be part of the Fenerbahçe team that would advance to the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League. In the two previous seasons in the Turkcell Super League, he would score 6 goals and appear in 56 league matches. This year, he had only made 4 appearances, with the match against Manisaspor being the only match he would play the entire 90 minutes.