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Name Rivaldo
Spelling Rivaldo Barbosa Ferreira
Gender Male
Ethnic Brazilian
Job Brazilian Footballer


Org Brazil National Team
Club as Player Barcelona


World Cup 1994 Rivaldo was one of the member of Brazil National Team


Teammate Aldair
  Roberto Carlos
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 12 23 Retrieve

[Rivaldo on Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo] I would like to play with Messi, it would be amazing. He is the best in the world, the one who makes more differences. Ronaldo? He is the most dangerous player at Real. It is hard to stop him, like Messi, because both score a lot of goals and you never know what is going to be the next thing they will invent for scoring. In my time there were more players than today challenging for being the best in the world. I remember Luis Figo, Alexsandro Del Piero or Francesco Totti, now you always hear about the same players and I am pretty sure I could challenge with Messi and Ronaldo because football was harder in my times. I am not here for controversy, I’ll just say that both are very good players. However, in my time you could find more quality players than today, in which you only hear about Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar

2019 04 20 Retrieve

[Rivaldo tells that he believes Lionel Messi is worthy of the ultimate triumph on the world stage] It’s impossible to describe Messi. I like him so much and I always say I feel so sad because he never won the World Cup with Argentina. It is an award he deserves because a world-class player like him must be a world champion

2019 10 19 Retrieve

[Rivaldo remembers his incredible Barcelona hat-trick in 2001] I remember having to really focus on controlling the ball properly to set up the bicycle kick. You may well plan something in football but it is not always easy to make it real, so thank god that it happened on that occasion. It wasn’t easy as I was stood outside of the box, far away from the goal, so really it was a perfect strike

2019 11 17 Retrieve

[Rivaldo admitts he was’very sa’ to see AC Milan midfielder Lucas Paqueta don the infamous number 10 shirt that has been worn by legends of the past] I watched the match between Brazil v Argentina and was very sad to see what happened with the number 10 shirt. They gave the shirt to Paqueta against Argentina. A shirt that is respected worldwide. This shirt is not meant to be on the bench, let alone go off at half-time, because it is the shirt the world knows and respects because it was worn and honoured by Pele, Rivelino, Zico, Rivaldo, Kaka, Ronaldinho, Neymar<br>
The player is not to blame. But the coaching staff is, because they know the weight of this shirt and also that it could burn the 22-year-old, who can have a great future with the Brazilian team. Just as the coach wanted to protect Rodrygo, who is playing very well at Real Madrid, for this match, he could have protected Paqueta from playing with that shirt. We all know that Brazil and Argentina will never be a friendly match