Football Legend, Romario, Back On The Field. Here Are Details


Brazil legend Romario, 58, has registered himself as a player for America Football Club in Rio de Janeiro, where he also fills in as club president.

After his registration was endorsed on Tuesday April 16, the 1994 World Cup winner is accessible to play for the club in the second division of the Carioca Title, the state league of Rio de Janeiro which starts on May 18.

Rio de Janeiro’s football organization affirmed Romario’s registration as a player, adding that he will get a lowest pay allowed by law, which will be donated to the club.

Romario was quiet over when he plans to play for the club. He said he won’t feature in any league games, however demanded he wants to play alongside his son, a newly signed America FC player Romarinho, who is also striker.

He addressed the clubs fans in a post on Instagram, saying:

“I’m not going to compete in the championship, but rather play a few games for the team of my heart and make another dream come true, playing alongside my son. What do you think?”

Romario played his last official game in November 2009 when he played for America FC, the dearest club of his dad, Edevair.

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He has served as president of America FC since 2009. Five years later, he was elected senator for Rio de Janeiro.

As a Vasco da Gama youth product, Romario starred for PSV Eindhoven and Barcelona among other clubs.

He won the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 1994 after helping Brazil win the World Cup in the United States.

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