1969: Edu | 1990: Maradona | In a drab final at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, it would be Baggio who stole the headlines – his slouched, crestfallen stance providing the tournament’s defining image as he missed the deciding penalty. It's fantastic, it's thrilling, the feeling's incomparable! 1994: Cafu | When I say 'I', I mean to say that this only came about because the squad all helped each other. 1984: Jorge da Silva / Juanito | Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), How Romário and Bebeto set aside a personal rivalry to forge a legendary international partnership, Why I love the South American World Cup qualifiers and why this may be its last stand, How Kocaelispor gave hope to a city devastated by an earthquake by lifting the 2002 Turkish Cup, The triumph and tragedy of Georgi Asparuhov, Bulgarian football’s original icon. 1978: Paulinho | 1969: Amancio / José Eulogio Gárate | 1986: Careca, 1989: Túlio | Bei der WM 1998 war er wegen der Verletzung Romarios Stammspieler. Unlike former Manchester United, Chelsea and Inter Milan star Juan Sebastian Veron, however, the Albiceleste dynamo’s young namesake is used to strutting his stuff out wide rather than in the heart of the midfield battleground. {{#media.focal_point}}. [4], Aldair | Thankfully, these differences appear to be squarely in past as the pair strive to produce the same brilliant results in office as they did on the pitch. Bebeto and Romário were fierce rivals in the Spanish League. 1987: Valderrama | 2007: Ruud van Nistelrooy | With most Brazilians resigned to the laughable reality of their nation’s dreams resting on the footballing chemistry of two men who struggle to share a Boeing 747, a series of off-field events brought an end to the animosity. Soon their contrasting off-field demeanours were beginning to look as complimentary as their yin-yang dynamic on the pitch, with Bebeto’s diplomacy and Romário’s charisma making their combined strength greater than the sum of their individual parts. Bebeto led the Spanish first division with 29 goals in 1992–93 and Romário led it with 30 goals in 1993–94. 1983: Serginho Chulapa, 1984: Roberto Dinamite | Romário opened the scoring with a predatory finish following Bebeto’s classy ball from out wide. It was during his time with the Rubro-Negra that Bebeto was first able to demonstrate the breadth of his immense talent to the nation. 2003: Roy Makaay | 1993: Guga | In the 72nd minute, the pair demonstrated once more the fluidity of their roles, with Romário finishing off a purposeful run with a delicate through ball to Bebeto, whose side-footed strike found the bottom corner and started a carnival in California. That moment is beyond compare. 1974: Quini | In 1996 Bebeto returned to play for native club Flamengo, but after just 15 games, Bebeto returned to Spain to play for Sevilla, for whom he never scored. Seconds later, the newly fathered striker runs towards the electric Texan crowd, spontaneously swaying his arms in a baby rocking motion as teammates Mazinho and Romário catch up and imitate the now ubiquitous celebration. Im Laufe des Turniers hatte Bebeto dreimal getroffen. 1994 und 1995 wurde das Team Vizemeister hinter dem FC Barcelona bzw. What did the squad do once they took the Trophy back to the dressing room? He entered politics in the 2010 Brazilian General Elections and was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Rio de Janeiro representing the Democratic Labour Party. Bebeto hatte in der Qualifikation zweimal getroffen. 1967: Waldo | Bebeto would gain revenge at a national level, however, scoring in a 2-1 win over Vasco as Flamengo claimed the Copa União – a one-off league competition set up by Brazil’s largest teams due to the CBF’s inability to fund that year’s Brasileirão. Bebeto’s first season in LaLiga proved to be his finest in club football, the Brazilian’s one-man crusade resulting in Depor rising from also-rans to title contenders seemingly overnight, as his 29 goals earned him the Pichichi. How did that come about? Sky pundit thinks player won’t get into Arsenal or Everton team, but both linked, 'Decided to stay': Reported £25m Arsenal and Everton target explains why he didn't leave, 'Oh no': Many Leeds fans all have the same message for Robin Koch after his latest tweet, {{#media.media_details}} In 1989, Bebeto was named South American Footballer of the Year. That's pretty unusual in football, even more so in World Cup and especially in a semi-final. 1963: Ruiter | Bebeto: Brazil are always favourites when it comes to football, regardless of the competition. [9][10] Today, however, Bebeto and Romario are friends, with Bebeto claiming that they talk often. 1990: Charles Fabian | It's a magical moment in life that will stay with us forever. 1945, 1946, 1947: Zarra | Ein Jahr darauf wurde die Mannschaft Meister im grünen Modul der Copa União 1987. With Romário and Bebeto plying their trades in separate leagues, it seemed plausible that the two strikers could finally put aside their early career rivalry and continue to operate as a harmonious partnership for their country at the next World Cup. Romário was nothing short of a revelation, the Vasco marksmen announcing himself on the world stage with seven goals in as many games as Brazil reached the final. Anschließend wagte er den Schritt nach Europa. 1972: Cubillas | He scored the goal and started doing it. Read  |  How Rivaldo, Cafu and Djalminha turned Palmeiras’ class of ’96 into one of Brazilian football’s most entertaining. 1930: Guillermo Gorostiza | 2006: Fernández | Im letzten Punktspiel gegen Valencia bestand dabei die Möglichkeit, durch einen Sieg den Triumph perfekt zu machen. 1970: Tostão, 1971: Dario | 1953: Zarra | 1995: Iván Zamorano | 1998: Christian Vieri | Thankfully, Bebeto’s wife was unharmed and Romário’s father was brought to safety six days later. To a downtrodden nation, that win was like a plate of food for someone who is starving. 1989: Baltazar | Of the 48 goals scored by the Seleção in that time, they were responsible for 33, with the former scoring 18 and the latter 15. 1996: Juan Antonio Pizzi | 1968: Ferretti, 1967: César Maluco / Ademar Pantera | He also generated headlines at the tournament for his goal celebration where he began rocking an imaginary baby after scoring against the Netherlands; his wife had given birth to their third child just days before. Making his debut in 1985, he arrived on the scene with more fanfare than Bebeto had previously, his performances at youth level – first with local club Olaria then with Vasco – causing many to wax lyrical about the flamboyant striker’s limitless potential. Ein Jahr später gewann Brasilien den FIFA-Konföderationen-Pokal 1997. 1941: Pruden | Cláudio Taffarel | 1996: Chilavert | 1949: César | I don't know if it was Dunga or Branco who said, 'Stay here – when I get hold of the Trophy, you can grab it as well.' Zwar gelang der große Erfolg im Ligabetrieb nicht, allerdings konnte 1995 erst die Copa del Rey und noch vor Saisonbeginn 1995/96 die Supercopa de España gewonnen werden. 1960, 1961: Ferenc Puskás | Dunga (C) | At the 1994 FIFA World Cup, he formed a formidable strike partnership with Romário to lead Brazil to a record fourth World Cup title. Romário himself underlined the contrast best when he said: “We are different people, Bebeto is a family type, stay at home. Such was the impact of the Brazilian’s time in the Netherlands, he is considered by many to be the greatest foreign player in Eredivisie history. Er spielte als Stammspieler jede Partie und erzielte drei Tore. Unlike his future strike partner, the story of Romário’s rise sits squarely in the rags to riches genre. 1932: Guillermo Gorostiza | 1993: Valderrama | 1959: Alfredo Di Stéfano | In a pulsating conclusion to the season, Deportivo entered the final day with a two-point lead over their Catalan rivals. In a move that shook the whole of Rio, Bebeto swapped the famous red and white of Flamengo to don the black and white colours of Vasco in 1989. Cafu | 2002: Luís Fabiano / Rodrigo Fabri | 1973: Marianín | Parreira said that when he was choosing the players to take the penalties, you volunteered. Everton have seen a £12 million offer rejected while Arsenal too have expressed an interest (Yahoo Brasil). As the two youngsters competed annually for domestic honours, as well fighting it out in the Campeonato Carioca – Rio’s state league – the Brazilian media gleefully began to hype up a competitive rivalry while spreading rumours of a personality clash between the prospects. 1985: Edmar | With 39 goals in 75 appearances for Brazil, Bebeto is the sixth highest goalscorer for his national team. By the end of Brazil’s 3-2 quarter-final victory over the Netherlands, the whole world would be talking about international football’s deadliest duo. [1] That child, a boy who was named Mattheus, started his football career with the youth side of Brazilian club Flamengo.[12]. With Bebeto expected to take it, the clinical Brazilian shirked the responsibility, leaving Miroslav Đukić to take and miss the spot-kick, handing the title to Barça in the process. 2012, 2013: Lionel Messi | 2009: Verón | In a breathtaking display, the Brazilian marksmen outshone Maradona and co in the Maracanã, scoring a goal apiece en-route to a dominant 2-0 victory. The first goal was a prime example of their synergistic genius, with Romário’s delicate, elevated layoff acrobatically volleyed home by Bebeto in trademark fashion. All rights reserved, propelled Brazil to a first global crown in 24 years. He played in three World Cups: 1990, 1994, and 1998. In the next season, 1993–94 season, Deportivo had the chance to win their first ever La Liga title by beating Valencia in the last match of the season. 1965: Bitá | 1990 gehörte er zu dem Team, das im Achtelfinale der Auswahl Argentiniens unterlag. 2001: Raúl | Bebeto nahm 1990 an der ersten von drei Fußball-Weltmeisterschaften teil. At the time, the Galicians weren’t considered one of the big clubs in LaLiga, but the signing of Bebeto, along with countryman Maura Silva and the emergence of local hero Fran, heralded the beginning of the much-revered Super Depor era. 1981: Zico | That was the moment when we players had more responsibility than any other time in the tournament. 2014: Gutiérrez | 1931: Bata | 1971: José Eulogio Gárate / Carles Rexach | Any questions as to how the mild-mannered striker would cope in the face of such hostility were emphatically shot down as the season progressed. Only those who hold that Trophy, who lift it, who experience that moment, get to feel that. He won a silver medal for Brazil in the 1988 Summer Olympics. 1991: Batistuta | Er sitzt seit 2010 für die Demokratische Arbeiterpartei im Parlament des Bundesstaates Rio de Janeiro.