SAO PAULO, BRAZIL, Renter: Socrates, Midfield star retired 18 months ago, said on Friday he was returning to the game and had signed a yearlong contract with Santos

“I was invited to give it another try. After thinking it over, I thought I might as well lake this new challenge,” the 34 year old former Flamengo player told reporters.

Santos President, Miguel Assad, said: “Socrates still has a lot to offer. Brazilian Soccer needs attractions. I’m sure his is still first class

Socrates said: “Money was not important when I made my decision. I’m going to get a good salary, but more important is my personal challenge to reach the top again.”

Article extracted from this publication >> October 21, 1988