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no, what do you really think Andy?
A bit old but when you think about it he was the Brazilian golden boot winner last year and he scored an international goal for Brazil last year so he's still got it. Massive name anyway. I'd love to know what he's earning at Miami but I have a feeling it's enough to buy him a beachfront mansion and many sportscars.Adelaide United Website said:ROMARIO AND ADELAIDE A DONE DEAL
Friday, 29 September, 2006 - 12:50PM
Adelaide United has captured arguably the biggest name signing in Australian football history after announcing the guest player signing of Brazilian superstar and second highest goal scorer of all time Romario.
It was announced at lunch time this afternoon at a media gathering via satellite from Sao Paolo, Brazil. The 1994 FIFA World Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player of the 1994 World Cup has agreed to terms with Adelaide United to play four games with the club in the 2006/07 Hyundai A-League.
Still playing at forty years of age, Romario will come to Adelaide after most recently playing with United States League club Miami FC where he continued to score goals and close in on 1,000 career goals, a mark which has only been achieved by one other player in history, the great Pelé.
Adelaide United coach John Kosmina is thrilled to secure Romario at the club and believes his age is not a concern.
“He’s got an art you can’t coach, you’re born with it. I guess the skill and grace he’s got doesn’t dissipate with time while he’s still practising. He’s never been renowned for his work rate but his work rate is around the edge of the box and that’s all that counts,” Kosmina said.
“He’s won World Cups, he’s played for some of the best clubs in the world. There will be a long term benefit in this for everybody and that’s the important aspect of the whole lot.”
Romario’s record for Brazil comprises of 74 appearances and 55 goals, while at club level his major highlights include winning three championships with Dutch side PSV Eindhoven (in which he was the league’s tope goal scorer on each occasion) and a championship with Spanish giants FC Barcelona.
Adelaide United CEO Michael Petrillo said, “we decided that if we could get a player with the highest profile in the game that could add value to the team on the field but also build the AUFC brand on a global scale then we would pursue the option”.
At the signing in Brazil Romario is believed to be delighted and extremely pleased to be invited and able to join Adelaide United for a guest stint. As part of the agreement, Romario will also be involved in a game between Adelaide United and his previous club Miami FC on Tuesday 17 October at Hindmarsh Stadium with Miami FC then taking on the SA State Team on October 19.
Romario will then play four games for Adelaide United FC against Central Coast Mariners in Gosford on 25 November, 1 December v Melbourne Victory, 10 December v New Zealand Knights and 15 December v Newcastle Jets all at Hindmarsh Stadium.
The Brazilian’s achievements put him in the top echelon of footballers ever and his presence in Adelaide and Australia is sure to create an enormous thrill and buzz around the world.
Born - 29/01/1966, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Position - Striker
# Miami FC (USL First Division) 2006
# Vasco da Gama (Brazil) 2005
# Fluminense (Brazil) 2002-2004
# Vasco da Gama (Brazil) 2000-2001
# Valencia (Spanish League) 1998
# Flamengo (Brazil) 1997
# FC Barcelona (Spanish League) 1993-1996
# PSV Eindhoven (Dutch League) 1988-1992
# Vasco da Gama (Brazil)
74 Appearances, 55 goals
# World Cup Champion & Most Valuable Player (Golden Ball Award) at 1994 World Cup
# Champion & Leading Scorer, Copa America 1989, 1997
# Champion and Leading Goal Scorer of Dutch League 1989, 1991, 1992
# Champion & Leading Scorer of Spanish League 1994
# Champion & Leading Scorer, Confederations Cup 1997
# Champion, Brazilian Championship 2000
# Leading Scorer (22 goals) in Brazilian Championship 2005
# Leading Scorer in Brazilian League six times
# Second Leading Goal Scorer in Football History behind Pelé
# Approaching 1,000 career goals. Has 977 goals as of September 20, 2006
Did you watch it Tharmi?chaminda_00 said:
Chippers probably, i think the Moore still feels he has something to prove in England and Kalac will stay in Europe until some big club gives him a starting spot.Craig said:Trust a former Interista to do well, so good on him.
Who do people predict to be the next big name Australian to come back? I think it will be Craig Moore and/or Kalac, probably one after each other.
Would love to see Moore captaining the Queensland Roar (assuming he would get the armband and he probably would) if he chosse them, but hopefully not Sydney like that turncoat Brosque.
Lol I spoke to to soonCraig said:Tony Popovic scores on his final game for Australia to give Australia the winner over Paraguay.
Australia 1 - 0 Paraguay.