Zico is a Flamengo legend (Getty Images)

(WFI) Brazilian football legend Zico believes it is his “duty” to stand for the FIFA presidency.

“It’s sad for our sport to see what is happening in football today, the corruption… and the hard work of many other good people wasted,” Zico told reporters at a press conference in Rio de Janeiro on Jun. 10.

“I see it as my duty to use my experience and knowledge to try and stand for the presidency.”

Zico’s professional playing career spanned 23 years, the majority which was spent at his hometown club Flamengo in Rio de Janeiro.

During a brief hiatus in playing, Zico held the position of Minister of Sport under President Fernando Collor de Mello. He also was capped 71 times for the national team.

After finishing his playing career, he has managed teams around the globe for the past 15 years.

By INSIDER writer Aaron Bauer

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