Romario de Souza Faria, commonly known as Romario, is a former Brazilian football player who is widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time. He was born on January 29, 1966, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Romario's playing career spanned over two decades, during which he played for some of the biggest football clubs in Brazil, Spain, and the Netherlands.

Romario started his football career at Vasco da Gama, one of the biggest football clubs in Brazil. He made his professional debut for Vasco da Gama in 1985, at the age of 19. Romario quickly established himself as a key player for Vasco da Gama, and he helped the club win the Brazilian championship in 1989.

In 1988, Romario moved to Europe, Dutch side PSV Eindhoven, one of the biggest football clubs in the Netherlands and a real force in Europe at the time, having just won the European Cup. Romario's time at PSV Eindhoven was highly successful, and he helped the club win three Dutch championships during his five seasons at the club.

In 1993, Romario moved to FC Barcelona, one of the biggest football clubs in Spain. He played for Barcelona for two seasons, during which he established himself as one of the best strikers in the world. Romario helped Barcelona win the La Liga title in 1994, and he was also named the FIFA World Player of the Year in the same year.

After leaving Barcelona, Romario played for several other football clubs, including Flamengo and Fluminense in Brazil, and Valencia in Spain.

Romario's international career was highly successful as well. He played for the Brazilian national team from 1987 to 2005, earning 70 caps and scoring 55 goals. Romario was a key player for Brazil in the 1994 World Cup, where he helped Brazil win their fourth World Cup title. He was the top scorer of the tournament, scoring five goals in seven games, and he was also named the player of the tournament.

Romario was known for his incredible goal-scoring ability, as well as his technical skills and dribbling ability. He was also known for his ability to score important goals in big games. Romario is widely regarded as one of the best finishers in the history of football, and he is often compared to other great goal scorers like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

After retiring from football in 2008, Romario turned to politics and was elected to the Brazilian Senate in 2010. He has been an outspoken critic of corruption in Brazilian politics, and he has been a strong advocate for social justice and human rights.

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