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Gender Male
Ethnic Brazilian
Job Brazilian Footballer
Desc Whatever the ‘beautiful game’ really is, Rivelino knew how to play it. He played with poise, elegance and ruthlessness, with his precise dribbling and deft touch contrasting his lethal long-range finishing. Another member of the 1970 Brazil squad, his name has been now been immortalised


Org Brazil National Team
Club as Player xxxx

2013 11 23 Retrieve

[Rivelino on Messi vs Maradona] There’s no way you can compare Messi to Maradona. Technically Neymar is better than Messi

2014 02 23 Retrieve

[Rivelino on Brazilian football] Brazilian football is, in terms of quality, terrible right now. We only have only player who can make a difference: Neymar. Hulk? For the love of God. Brazil has always had two or three top strikers, but now we have no-one. It’s absurd. The best striker was have is a fatty, it’s Walter. And I want a chubby Walter [to play] instead of the very skinny one (Jo)

2015 06 09 Retrieve

[Rivellino - one of the stars of the Brazil team that triumphed in the 1970 World Cup - has outlined the importance of Brazil now winning back the hearts of their adoring public by winning the Copa America] I think it is not a matter of winning, but showing a good football. A football to give more confidence for the Brazilian people in order to believe more in the Selecao. People are not confident any more after that shame, for me it was a shame, to lose 7-1 to Germany, something I’ve never seen in football. But Dunga is showing that he is the right man. You cannot go against numbers. Brazil are a side that are always looking for scoring. But, yes, he is looking at our defensive philosophy too, because before we’ve thought ‘well, if we don’t concede, Neymar can decide the game up front’. It’s [a case of] asking other players to make better plays, even though only Neymar is capable of doing it. It is his way of trying to find what is best for Selecao now

2016 09 22 Retrieve

[Rivellino pay homage to ‘fantastic’ Ronaldo] Ronaldo was fantastic, one of the greats of world football. He was a decisive player, he always went forward, he sought and craved goals. He was a player loved by the whole world and who played in giant clubs. He is how old now, 40? He’s an old man but I want to see him make my age. Cheers! I am a big fan of Ronaldo, he was a great and a brilliant ambassador for Brazilian football