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Rivaldo

Former Brazilian Footballer
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Net worth 2018: $1.2 Million
Industry: Sportspersons
Residence: Paulista, Brazil
Country: Brazilian
BirthDay: 19 April 1972
Sigh: Taurus
Height: 1.86 m
BIOGRAPHY

Rivaldo was bornon 19 April 1972 in Paulista, Brazil, Brazilian, is Former Brazilian Footballer. Rivaldo Vítor Borba Ferreira is a Brazilian former footballer and sports administrator. He is regarded as one of the greatest attacking midfielders to have ever played the game of football and during his two decade long career as a footballer he won a number of tournaments for both his clubs and his country. Rivaldo grew up in Brazil and played youth football for a few years in his country before making the move to Europe with Spanish club Deportivo la Coruna. His silken skills, the nose for goal and the ability to score spectacular goals seemingly out of nowhere made him an instance success as he moved to Barcelona to enjoy one of the best phases of his life as a footballer. He helped Barcelona win many championships and was also their primary play making goal scorer as the team came to be known for their attacking game. Rivaldo was also an inspiration for the Brazilian national team as he helped them in reaching the final of the 1998 World Cup but his greatest triumph came four years later when he became one of the architects of the national team’s record breaking 5th World Cup win. Rivaldo played for AC Milan as well and was a part of their Champions League winning team.

TIMELINE
2008

In 2008, Rivaldo joined Uzbek club Bunyodkor and played for two seasons as the club won two league titles

2004

Rivaldo joined Olymiakos in 2004 and during his three years stint at the club he scored a total of 34 goals as the club won the league title in each season

2002

In 2002, Rivaldo had his finest moment as a footballer as he scored five goals in the World Cup to help Brazil win their record 5th title

1999

He scored 24 goals to lead Barcelona to another Spanish league title in 1999 and at the time he was considered as the best player in the world

1998

Rivaldo played a significant part in Brazil’s run to the final of the 1998 World Cup in France as he scored three goals in the tournament and the following year he netted 5 goals as Brazil successfully defended their Copa America crown in Bolivia

1996

He joined Deportivo la Coruna in 1996 and immediately made an impact as he scored 21 goals for the club in his first and only season for the club

1994

Rivaldo made the move to Corinthians’ rivals Palmeiras in the year 1994 and at the end of the season he helped the club retain the league title that it had won the previous season

1993

Rivaldo married Rose Ferreira in 1993 but the marriage ended after 10 years

1991

After a relatively short stint at Paulistano Futebol Clube, Rivaldo moved to Santa Cruz in the year 1991 and over the next two years he changed clubs frequently

1989

Rivaldo lost his father Romildo Ferreira in the year 1989 but the tragedy did not derail his ambitions of becoming a footballer and in the same year he became a professional when he signed a contract with Paulistano Futebol Clube

1972

Rivaldo Victor Borba Ferreira was born on 19 April, 1972 in Paulista, Brazil

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