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Playmaker Juninho completes Qatar transfer

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  • Brazilian playmaker Juninho joins Qatari champions Al-Garrafa for 2.5m euros
  • The 34-year-old leaves Lyon after eight successful seasons with French club
  • Juninho led Lyon to seven French titles in a row, scoring 100 goals in process
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(CNN) -- Lyon's Brazilian playmaker Juninho has completed his 2.5m euros ($3.47m) transfer to Qatari champions Al-Garrafa -- a record fee for the country.

Juninho is presented with his new jersey after completing his move to Qatari champions Al-Garrafa.

Juninho is presented with his new jersey after completing his move to Qatari champions Al-Garrafa.

The 34-year-old scored 100 goals in eight seasons with the French club and was the inspiration behind Lyon's seven titles -- including last year's domestic double -- after joining from Vasco da Gama in 2001.

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Juninho, who has been capped 44-times for his country, also led Lyon to three Champions League quarterfinals and is the club's leading scorer in that competition with 18 goals.

Throughout the years, a number of high-profile players have ended their careers in Qatar including Brazilian Romario, Argentine Gabriel Batistuta and French pair Marcel Desailly and Frank Leboeuf.

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