Rivaldo is a former Brazilian professional soccer player who began his professional career in 1989 with Paulistano Futebol Clube. He went on to play for teams such as Santa Cruz, Barcelona, A.C. Milan, Olympiacos and São Paulo. He played for the Brazil national football team from 1993 to 2003. He is regarded as one of the greatest players of his time.
Throughout his tenure with the Brazil national football team, he helped the team win numerous trophies, including the 2002 FIFA World Cup. He won several individual prestigious awards in 1999, including the World Soccer Player of the Year award and the Ballon d'Or. He also won the FIFA World Player of the Year award that same year.
The extreme poverty he faced as a child led to severe malnourishment which later caused him to lose some teeth and develop bowed legs.
Rivaldo is a famous Brazilian footballer, who was born on April 19, 1972. As a person born on this date, Rivaldo is listed in our database as the 25th most popular celebrity for the day (April 19) and the 81st most popular for the year (1972).
People born on April 19 fall under the Zodiac sign of Aries, the Ram. Rivaldo is the 602nd most popular Aries.
Aside from information specific to Rivaldo's birthday, Rivaldo is the 29th most famous Brazilian.
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