Romário de Souza Faria was born on January 29th, 1966. Known simply as Romário, he is one of the most famous Brazilian professional footballers. A prolific striker renowned for his clinical finishing, he is regarded as one of the greatest forwards of all time. Romário started as a professional player at Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama in 1985, sooner after scoring many goals, he was transfered to PSV EIndhoven where he played from 1988 until 1993 winning three national leagues (1989, 1991 and 1992) when he got everybody’s attention and was bought by Barcelona.
For the Catalan club he kept his great scoring track and played with other great players such as Stoichkov, Michael Laudrup and Ronald Koeman for example. For Barcelona he could win the national league once (1993 -1994). He was also the top scorer with 30 goals in 33 matches. Romário also played in high level for Flamengo (1995 – 1999) and for Vasco da Gama again (2000 – 2002 and 2005 – 2007) where could win the national league and Copa Mercosul at the same year in 2000 and score his 1000th goal in 2007.
Romário’s thousandth goal
Just like Pelé, Romário was also able to score 1000 goals, but he did that a bit older than Pelé, he was 40. He scored the goal playing for Vasco da Gama and it was very special moment for him and the fans since he started playing for the club at a really young age. See his goal at the video below:
Romário with the Brazilian Team
Romário was as successful with the Brazilian Team as he was playing for the clubs. Besides playing several friendly matches, it was at the 1994 World Cup in USA that he could prove how good he was. He scored in almost all matches and led Brazil to his fourth world title against Italy and later FIFA honored with the Best Player of the Year prize.
Romário’s goals at 1994 World Cup
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