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Name Bebeto
Spelling Jose Oliveira Bebeto
Gender Male
Ethnic Brazilian
Job Brazilian Footballer
  Brazilian Politician
Desc Bebeto was the clean living, religious, family man, a fitting bastion of the wholesome hero role undertaken by Zico before him and Kaká since

Affiliation

Political Party Podemos
Org Brazil National Team
Club as Player Deportivo La Coruna
  Botafogo

Relationship

Son Mattheus Oliveira
Teammate Aldair
  Roberto Carlos
  Ronaldo
  Rivaldo
  Leonardo
  Romario

Notes

Mattheus Oliveira It was Mattheus’ birth that inspired Bebeto’s legendary ‘rocking cradle’ celebration during Brazil’s 3-2 quarter-final victory over the Netherlands at USA ‘94. He joins the Lisbon club ahead of the 2017/18 season
1998 07 12
World Cup 1998 final where France defeat Brazil 3-0. Zinedine Zidane score 2 goals with assist from Emmanuel Petit and Youri Djorkaeff. also final goal came from Emmanuel Petit with assist by Patrick Vieira

2017 04 10 Retrieve

[Bebeto speaks about the current Brazil side] I will never forget it. I was a bit traumatised by that defeat to Germany, but I think Tite has restored the credibility that we lost. Now you can feel how much the players want it, how hard they are fighting. Their current achievements and is only the beginning, there is still much more to come

We have to remain quiet and let Tite do his job. He is already forming a great team and he will continue like that, I have no doubt about it. We have to show patience and let him work

In Brazil there is always so much emphasis on the immediate. Everything had to happen right away, all at the same time, but football doesn’t work like that

[Could Neymar and Philippe Coutinho be the new double act set to lead Brazil to glory?] I think there’s still a long way to go. Romario was a killer, we understood each other perfectly. It’s going to take a while for them. They can win things for Brazil and make a great pair, but they are still just starting out. Bebeto and Romario was without doubt one of the greatest pairings of all time

[Bebeto refuses to label the Selecao as favourites in Russia] Let’s not pick favourites. We’ll keep quiet, because I think we have a great team. Of course, when Brazil goes to a World Cup they will always be contenders, but there’s a long road ahead

2017 05 16 Tweet

[Bebeto’s son, Mattheus Oliveira, joins Sporting Lisbon] So proud of you, son!!! Keep on working hard and with humility, and you will go far!!!

2017 05 23 Retrieve

[Bebeto on Vinicius Junior who just officially a Real Madrid player. The 16-year-old had moved from Flamengo for 45 million euros] He’s got to go calmly, he’s only 16. I started to play professionally at that age. I know Vinicius, he’s a good guy, calm, with a good head. He’s a very quick and intelligent player, he knows how to score goals. I think that he has everything to be a great player but we’ve got to stay calm. If the lad didn’t have his family it would be more difficult, but he’s got a good head

2019 07 14 Retrieve

[Bebeto supports dunga when he says Neymar should go where he is happiest] I hope with all my heart that Neymar can put his head in place. Neymar doesn’t know the size of his name. He has to be an example. We have to talk about Neymar making goals, helping the Brazilian team. I’m very supportive of him, because he’s a great player and any team in the world has a place for him