Ze Roberto leaves Hamburg for Al Gharafa

AP, Monday 11 Jul 2011

Hamburg midfielder Ze Roberto has agreed to a transfer to Qatari club Al Gharafa

Ze Roberto
Ze Roberto (Photo: Reuters)

The Asian Football Confederation says that the 36-year-old Ze Roberto signed a two-year contract with Al Gharafa after rejecting a one-year deal to stay in Germany.

The Brazilian, who joined Hamburg in 2009, has the record for most appearances by a foreigner in German league history with 336. He also had stints at Bayern Munich and Bayern Leverkusen.

In a 12-year international career, Ze Roberto made 84 international appearances for Brazil.

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