Brazilian football star Flavio Donizete once defeated Liverpool to win the World Cup, the club has admitted the shocking past when selling off the noble title to buy drugs.
Donizete was once a first-class football star
Losing yourself and ruining your football career for drugs is not uncommon for world football stars. However, it is rare to sell world-class noble titles for money to buy used drugs. However, it is a true story with Flavio Donizete.
The 36-year-old former Brazilian defender won three noble titles in 2005 while wearing Sao Paulo, including the Sau Paulo state championship, the Copa Libertadores champion (South American champion), and especially the post. Optical at the FIFA Club World Cup.
Notably, at the World Club Cup in Japan 15 years ago, Donizete was only named in the registration list in the form of “salvaged tickets” of Sao Paulo replacing teammate Leandro Bonfim. Unexpected injury.
After that, the former defender did not play. However, Donizete was still a member of the Sao Paulo squad that won mighty Liverpool 1-0 in the final to the FIFA Club World Cup in 2005 and was awarded a gold medal at the awards ceremony at the Yokohama International Stadium that year.
Legends have lost everything because of drug testing
Recently, shared in an interview with Globo Esporte (Brazil), the star Donizete admitted that he was shocked when he sold the highest medal of his playing career to satisfy his drug addiction:
“I sold medals to buy drugs. I sold about 7,000 reais (about US $ 3,500). When I had money, I spent almost all on cocaine. First I bought 1,000 reais and used it for 2 days. The more money I have, the more I want to use drugs.”
“After I became addicted to drugs, I lost everything. First I used a moderate amount, then it gradually became an important thing for me. All the money saved was spent on drugs. I could not afford the medicine, I had to use cocaine in the morning, in the evening, money in my account, my possessions, I gradually lost it, I lost everything, except my wife and children and my family, who were still with me. today.” Donizete said.
Donizete continued to confess his criminal past when he was dragged back by his bad friend into the street of cocaine addiction: “My friends told me, Take a breath.” So I took a breath and so the effect of drinking alcohol for drugs immediately disappeared. I started to get fat when I drank. I had a knee injury and I couldn’t run anymore. So I told myself: “That’s it. I have to give up football will be the best.”. “The biggest regret in my life was trying cocaine. It ruined me. I was addicted to cocaine for 13 years. It almost killed me.”