Romário

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Romário Faria
Senador Romário (Retrato oficial).jpg
Official Senate portrait of Romário, 2015
Senator for Rio de Janeiro
Assumed office
1 February 2015
Second Vice President of the Federal Senate
Assumed office
1 February 2021
PresidentRodrigo Pacheco
Preceded byIzalci Lucas
Federal Deputy from Rio de Janeiro
In office
1 February 2011 – 1 February 2015
Personal details
Born (1966-01-29) 29 January 1966 (age 55)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Political partyPL (2021–present)
Other political
affiliations
  • PP (2001–09)
  • PSB (2009–17)
  • PODE (2017–21)
Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Spouse(s)
  • Mônica Santoro
    (m. 1988; div. 1995)
  • Danielle Favatto
    (m. 1996; div. 2001)
  • Isabelle Bittencourt
    (m. 2010; div. 2012)
Children6
ProfessionFootballer, politician
Association football career
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
1979–1980 Olaria
1981–1985 Vasco da Gama
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1988 Vasco da Gama 141 (80)
1988–1993 PSV Eindhoven 145 (129)
1993–1995 Barcelona 65 (39)
1995–1996 Flamengo 79 (68)
1996–1997 Valencia 12 (6)
1997Flamengo (loan) 36 (35)
1998–1999 Flamengo 94 (81)
2000–2002 Vasco da Gama 136 (131)
2002–2004 Fluminense 75 (47)
2003Al Sadd (loan) 3 (0)
2005–2006 Vasco da Gama 54 (39)
2006 Miami FC 26 (19)
2006Adelaide United (loan) 4 (1)
2007 Vasco da Gama 19 (15)
2009 America Football Club 1 (0)
Total 890 (690)
National team
1985 Brazil U20 11 (11)
1988 Brazil U23 7 (8)
1987–2005 Brazil 70 (56)
Teams managed
2007–2008 Vasco da Gama
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Romário (born 29 January 1966) is a Brazilian politician and retired football player. He has played for Brazil national team. He is regarded as one of the greatest striker of all time.[1]

In February 2015, he was elected to the Brazilian Senate. In February 2021, he became Second Vice President of the Senate.

Club career statistics[change | change source]

[2]

Club statistics League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
BrazilLeague
1985 Vasco da Gama Série A 7 0
1986 26 12
1987 14 7
1988 0 0
NetherlandsLeague
1988/89 PSV Eindhoven Eredivisie 24 19
1989/90 20 23
1990/91 25 25
1991/92 14 9
1992/93 26 22
SpainLeague
1993/94 Barcelona La Liga 33 30
1994/95 13 4
BrazilLeague
1995 Flamengo Série A 16 8
1996 3 0
1997 4 3
SpainLeague
1996/97 Valencia La Liga 5 4
1997/98 6 1
BrazilLeague
1998 Flamengo Série A 20 14
1999 19 12
2000 Vasco da Gama Série A 20 14
2001 18 21
2002 Fluminense Série A 22 15
QatarLeague
2002/03 Al-Sadd Stars League 3 0
BrazilLeague
2003 Fluminense Série A 21 13
2004 13 5
2005 Vasco da Gama Série A 31 23
United StatesLeague
2006 Miami USL First Division 21 17
AustraliaLeague
2006/07 Adelaide United A-League 4 1
BrazilLeague
2007 Vasco da Gama Série A 6 3
Country Brazil 240 150
Netherlands 109 98
Spain 57 39
Qatar 3 0
United States 21 17
Australia 4 1
Total 434 305

International career statistics[change | change source]

[3]

Brazil national team
YearAppsGoals
1987 6 4
1988 7 2
1989 11 4
1990 1 0
1991 0 0
1992 2 0
1993 1 2
1994 10 10
1995 0 0
1996 0 0
1997 17 19
1998 7 3
1999 0 0
2000 2 7
2001 5 3
2002 0 0
2003 0 0
2004 0 0
2005 1 1
Total 70 55

References[change | change source]

  1. https://www.nytimes.com/1997/06/11/sports/romario-and-ronaldo-brazil-s-thrilling-strikers.html
  2. Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "Romário". www.national-football-teams.com.
  3. "Romário de Souza Faria - Goals in International Matches". www.rsssf.com.