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Fifa world cup Brazinga 2014: Cup Legend Rivaldo Ferreira

Tuesday, 27 May 2014 - 7:05am IST Updated: Monday, 26 May 2014 - 11:39pm IST | Agency: dna

Rivaldo Ferreira
Date of birth:
April 19, 1972
Position: Attacking midfielder
National team: Brazil
Appearances: 74
Goals: 34

Born in Palista, Brazil, Rivaldo is from humble origins. His upbringing was in the favelas (slums) of the port town of Recife. His skills with the ball, close control and football sense took him from rags to riches. Rivaldo, with 34 goals, is Brazil’s sixth highest goalscorer. He helped Brazil reach the final of the 1998 World Cup and starred alongside Ronaldo in the victorious 2002 campaign.

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