“Romario is a player cartoon”. With this phrase as defined forceful Jorge Valdano the phenomenal Brazilian player. The front, as great as fractious, had a career marked by scandals, a lot of different teams and goals, many goals. Considered one of the top scorers in the history of football, almost got many goals off the field and within.
Romario, a different footballer
Born in Rio de Janeiro 1966, Romario is according to International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS), the only player who has been 14 Sometimes the tournaments top scorer in Primera Division; 10 Sometimes in Brazil; 3 in the Netherlands and 1 in Spain. According to this organism also it marked over 1000 goals, He is the second Brazilian player after Pele overcome.
El crack, had a long journey by various teams from almost all continents, just missed playing in the African continent. He played for Vasco de Gama, PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona, Flamengo, Valencia, Fluminense, Al Assa, Botafogo, Miami FC United of South Australia Adeilaide.
With the Brazilian team Romario, he won USA’94 World Cup where he was named best player in the tournament and received the Golden Ball for the best player. Four years earlier he had participated in the Italia'90 World Cup, although with much less luck. His record also includes Copa America 1989 Y 1997. Before in 1988, He had won the silver medal at the Seoul Olympics where he was the top scorer of the tournament. In total he played 70 matches with Brazil in which scored 55 goals.
A long race until past 40
The 15 April 2008 He announced his retirement from professional football at the 42 years of age after being considered one of the best players in history and have marked more than 1.000 goals. That same day said “It's over. My time has passed”, before television cameras during the launch party of a DVD (“Romario's goal”) celebrating his successful career spanning more than two decades.
As a player, he moved in short spaces, with a dry past a span field sat rival (for cow's tail shows Rafa Alkorta a classic in the Camp Nou) technical quality and amazing. Defining was lethal and never failed. Without running was able to win a match.
A guy as cool as wayward
Like all great guy had his dark side. And is that Romario he was a lover of night and women. In Spain he had problems with coaches of the two teams where he was, with Cruyff at Barcelona and Valencia Luis Aragones in. Mythical discussion with the late coach where the Wise buffeted the Brazilian as he said : ” You look me in the face”.
In 2005 He was sentenced to pay the former player Zico compensation 22.200,00 dollars “moral damages” to use his image on the doors of the toilets of a bar that was installed in Rio de Janeiro. Then he devoted himself to politics. Certainly a phenomenon.