Romario

  • World Cup 2014: Sex is good for footballers, at least this time in Brazil July 3, 2014

    It might be hard to stand up in court but evidence is mounting that sex is good for footballers - at least in this World Cup. All eight of the teams through to the quarter-finals allowed their players to have sexual relations with partners during down time, according to Brazil's Lance!...
  • Romario criticises former team mate Ronaldo May 27, 2014

    Former World Cup winner Romario launched another attack on Brazil's organisation of the World Cup on Monday and accused former team mate Ronaldo of inconsistency. The once deadly striker said comments by Ronaldo, who works on the tournament's organising committee but professed himself embarrassed at Brazil's shortcomings in an interview with...
  • FIFA is the real president of Brazil, says Romario May 21, 2014

    Former Brazil forward Romario has described FIFA as "the real president of Brazil" and said the money spent on stadiums for the 2014 World Cup could have been used to build thousands of new schools. Romario, who spearheaded Brazil's attack when they won the 1994 World Cup and is now a...
  • Brazil's '94 WC hero Romario hangs up his boots April 15, 2008

    Rio de Janeiro: Former Brazil striker Romario announced his retirement on Monday at 42, ending a career in which he won the World Cup, was involved in numerous controversies and claimed to have scored more than 1,000 goals. "Officially I'm not playing anymore. I've stopped," Romario said at a DVD...
  • Romario suspended for failing dope test December 19, 2007

    Sao Paulo: Veteran striker Romario was suspended for 120 days on Tuesday for failing a doping test in a Brazilian league match two months ago. Members of Brazil's top sports tribunal voted 3-2 to suspend Romario after he tested positive for the banned substance finasteride following Vasco's 2-2 draw against Palmeiras...
  • Romario scores goal No. 1000 May 21, 2007

    New Delhi: Veteran Brazilian striker Romario scored the 1,000th goal of his career on Sunday. He converted a 48th-minute penalty in Vasco da Gama's 3-1 victory over Sport of Recife in the Brazilian National Championship. Playing his first game for nearly six weeks, Romario had been stuck on 999 goals...
  • Romario closing in on 1,000-goal mark September 22, 2006

    Rio de Janeiro: Veteran Brazil striker Romario said on Thursday he was 16 goals short of reaching the 1,000 mark and had received an offer to continue his career in Australia. The 40-year-old said at Rio de Janeiro airport that his contract with Miami FC had finished and he was...