The Porto Alegre outfit confirmed on its official website Friday that the 40-year-old had joined from city rivals Gremio for an undisclosed fee, reported a news agency.

"The two-year contract gives me confidence because it shows that the club believes in me," Dida said.

"It's going to be a great challenge but I believe in my ability to do well. I will work as hard as I can to get the best out of myself," he added.

Dida played 91 games for Brazil between 1995 and 2006. His 206-game career with AC Milan included Champions League triumphs in 2003 and 2007.

(Agencies)

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