9. Romario

Romário in the Chamber of Deputies of Brazil.
Romário in the Chamber of Deputies of Brazil.

Full nameRomário de Souza Faria
Date of birth29 January 1966
Place of birthRio de Janeiro, Brazil
Romário de Souza Faria, best known as Romário, is considered as one of the top forwards in the history of Brazil.

Due to his provocative nature he missed many opportunities to play for the Brazil national team, but nevertheless Romário had a great career beginning with Vasco da Gama. In 194 games with the black and white, O Baixinho (“The small guy”) scored 124 goals.

This incredible striker continued his goal harvest in Europe with PSV, scoring 98 goals in 109 games and winning five titles in 6 years and then playing for Barcelona before returning to Brazil.

At the peak of his career, Romario scored a ratio of 0.9 goal/game.

Romário is the third highest goal scorer ever for Brazil, with whom he won a World Cup (1994), a Confederation Cup (1997) and two Copa Américana (1989 and 1997).

According to Brazilian criteria, he surpassed 1,000 goals during his career (1002 goals).


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