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Romário

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Born
1966 (58 years old)

Birth Place
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Position
Forward

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Ethnicity
Hispanic

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Height
169 cm

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Soccer

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Romário de Souza Faria (born 29 January 1966), known simply as Romário (Brazilian Portuguese: ), is a Brazilian politician who previously achieved worldwide fame as a professional footballer. A prolific striker renowned for his clinical finishing, he scored over 750 goals and was the first player to score at least 100 goals for three different clubs. He is considered one of the greatest players of all time. Romário starred for Brazil in their 1994 FIFA World Cup triumph, receiving the Golden Ball as player of the tournament. He was named FIFA World Player of the Year the same year. He came fifth in the FIFA Player of the Century internet poll in 1999, was elected to the FIFA World Cup Dream Team in 2002, and was named in the FIFA 100 list of the world's greatest living players in 2004.

At club level, after developing his early career in Brazil, Romário moved to PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands in 1988. During his five seasons at PSV the club became Eredivisie champions three times, and he scored a total of 165 goals in 167 games. In 1993, he moved to FC Barcelona and became part of Johan Cruyff's "Dream Team", forming an exceptional strike partnership with Hristo Stoichkov. He won La Liga in his first season and finished as the top goalscorer with 30 goals in 33 matches. During the second half of his career Romário played for clubs within the city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. He won the Brazilian league title with CR Vasco da Gama in 2000 and was top scorer three times in the league. At the end of his career he also played briefly in Qatar, the United States and Australia.

Considered a master of the confined space of the penalty area, his rapid speed over short distances (aided by his low centre of gravity) took him away from defenders, and he was renowned for his trademark toe poke finish. With 55 goals in 70 appearances, Romário is the fourth-highest goalscorer for the Brazil national team, behind Pelé, Neymar and Ronaldo. He is third on the all-time list of Brazilian league's top scorers with 155 goals. He is the seventh-highest goalscorer in the history of football with 780 goals in 1000 official games.

Romario started his political career in 2010, when he was elected deputy for the Brazilian Socialist Party. He was then elected senator in 2014. In 2017, he switched parties for Podemos, and in 2021, he joined the Liberal Party.

Romário has appeared in commercials for the sportswear company Nike. In 1998, he starred in a Nike commercial set in an airport with a number of stars from the Brazil national team, including Ronaldo and Roberto Carlos. Romário features in EA Sports' FIFA video game series; he was included in the FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Legends.

His son, Romarinho, also played for Vasco da Gama in Campeonato Brasileiro Série A.



Career Honours

Brazilian Brasileirao
2000

Vasco da Gama

Campeonato Carioca
1999

Flamengo

FIFA Confederations Cup
1997

Valencia

Campeonato Carioca
1996

Flamengo

FIFA The Best
1994

Barcelona

FIFA Golden Ball
1994

Brazil

Spanish Supercopa de Espana
1994

Barcelona

FIFA World Cup
1994

Brazil

Spanish La Liga Trofeo Pichichi
1993-1994

PSV Eindhoven

Spanish La Liga
1993-1994

Barcelona

Johan Cruijff Schaal
1992

PSV Eindhoven

Dutch Eredivisie
1991-1992

PSV Eindhoven

Dutch Eredivisie
1990-1991

PSV Eindhoven

Dutch KNVB Cup
1989-1990

PSV Eindhoven

Dutch Eredivisie
1988-1989

PSV Eindhoven

Dutch KNVB Cup
1988-1989

Vasco da Gama

Campeonato Carioca
1988

Vasco da Gama

Campeonato Carioca
1987

Vasco da Gama


Career Milestones


UEFA Champions League Hat-Trick
1992-11-04


Former Youth Teams

1981-1985


Former Senior Teams

1985-1988

1987-2005

1988-1993

1993-1995

1995-1996

1997-1999

1999

1999-2002

2002-2004

2003 (Loan)

2005-2008

2006 (Loan)

2006


Former Club Staff

2007-2007
Caretaker Manager


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Vasco da GamaAppearancesBrazilian Serie A20076

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Vasco da GamaMins PlayedCopa Sudamericana200723


Adelaide UnitedAppearancesAustralian A-League2006-20071

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BrazilAppearancesInternational Friendlies20051

BrazilGoalsInternational Friendlies20051

BrazilMins PlayedInternational Friendlies200538


BrazilAppearancesFIFA World Cup20013

BrazilAppearancesInternational Friendlies20012

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BrazilGoalsFIFA World Cup20011

BrazilGoalsInternational Friendlies20012

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Vasco da GamaAppearancesFIFA Club World Cup19994

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BrazilAppearancesCONCACAF Gold Cup19985

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BrazilMins PlayedInternational Friendlies1998171


ValenciaAppearancesSpanish La Liga1997-19986

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BrazilAppearancesConfederations Cup19974

BrazilAppearancesCopa America19975

BrazilAppearancesInternational Friendlies19976

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BrazilGoalsCopa America19973

BrazilGoalsInternational Friendlies19974

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BrazilAppearancesFIFA World Cup19947

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BarcelonaAppearancesCopa del Rey1993-19942

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BarcelonaAppearancesUEFA Champions League1993-199410

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BrazilAppearancesFIFA World Cup19931

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PSV EindhovenAppearancesDutch Eredivisie1992-199326

PSV EindhovenAppearancesDutch KNVB Cup1992-19933

PSV EindhovenAppearancesUEFA Champions League1992-19939

PSV EindhovenAssistsDutch Eredivisie1992-19933

PSV EindhovenAssistsUEFA Champions League1992-19931

PSV EindhovenGoalsDutch Eredivisie1992-199322

PSV EindhovenGoalsDutch KNVB Cup1992-19933

PSV EindhovenGoalsUEFA Champions League1992-19937

PSV EindhovenMins PlayedDutch Eredivisie1992-19932,244

PSV EindhovenMins PlayedDutch KNVB Cup1992-1993300

PSV EindhovenMins PlayedUEFA Champions League1992-1993788


BrazilAppearancesInternational Friendlies19922

BrazilMins PlayedInternational Friendlies199288


PSV EindhovenAppearancesDutch Eredivisie1991-199214

PSV EindhovenAppearancesDutch KNVB Cup1991-19921

PSV EindhovenAppearancesUEFA Champions League1991-19922

PSV EindhovenAssistsDutch Eredivisie1991-19926

PSV EindhovenGoalsDutch Eredivisie1991-19929

PSV EindhovenMins PlayedDutch Eredivisie1991-19921,224

PSV EindhovenMins PlayedDutch KNVB Cup1991-199222

PSV EindhovenMins PlayedUEFA Champions League1991-1992107


PSV EindhovenAppearancesDutch Eredivisie1990-199125

PSV EindhovenAppearancesDutch KNVB Cup1990-19913

PSV EindhovenAppearancesUEFA Cup1990-19912

PSV EindhovenAssistsDutch Eredivisie1990-19914

PSV EindhovenAssistsDutch KNVB Cup1990-19911

PSV EindhovenGoalsDutch Eredivisie1990-199125

PSV EindhovenGoalsDutch KNVB Cup1990-19915

PSV EindhovenMins PlayedDutch Eredivisie1990-19911,999

PSV EindhovenMins PlayedDutch KNVB Cup1990-1991300

PSV EindhovenMins PlayedUEFA Cup1990-1991180


BrazilAppearancesFIFA World Cup19901

BrazilMins PlayedFIFA World Cup199065


PSV EindhovenAppearancesDutch Eredivisie1989-199020

PSV EindhovenAppearancesDutch KNVB Cup1989-19903

PSV EindhovenAppearancesUEFA Champions League1989-19904

PSV EindhovenAssistsDutch Eredivisie1989-19903

PSV EindhovenAssistsDutch KNVB Cup1989-19901

PSV EindhovenGoalsDutch Eredivisie1989-199023

PSV EindhovenGoalsDutch KNVB Cup1989-19902

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PSV EindhovenMins PlayedDutch KNVB Cup1989-1990270

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BrazilAppearancesCopa America19896

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BrazilGoalsCopa America19893

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BrazilMins PlayedFIFA World Cup198992

BrazilMins PlayedInternational Friendlies1989133


PSV EindhovenAppearancesDutch Eredivisie1988-198924

PSV EindhovenAppearancesDutch KNVB Cup1988-19895

PSV EindhovenAppearancesUEFA Champions League1988-19892

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BrazilAppearancesInternational Friendlies19887

PSV EindhovenAppearancesFIFA Club World Cup19881

PSV EindhovenAppearancesUEFA Super Cup19882

BrazilGoalsInternational Friendlies19882

PSV EindhovenGoalsFIFA Club World Cup19881

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PSV EindhovenMins PlayedFIFA Club World Cup1988120

PSV EindhovenMins PlayedUEFA Super Cup1988180


BrazilAppearancesCopa America19872

BrazilAppearancesInternational Friendlies19871

BrazilGoalsCopa America19871

BrazilGoalsInternational Friendlies19872

BrazilMins PlayedCopa America198761

BrazilMins PlayedInternational Friendlies198790



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