Romário Faria Confirmed His Return to Football at 58 Years of Age

Romário Faria confirmed his return to football at 58 years of age
Romário Faria (Credit: Getty Images)

As surprising as it may sound and as incredulous as it may sound, Romário Faria still has a lot left to give on the playing field, one of the most emblematic and memorable players of all time in Brazil and who managed to become world champion in the 1994 United States Cup; The forward confirmed that he will play again at a professional level in his country.

Romário has just signed a contract with the club where he is president, América de Rio de Janeiro, which added his son Romarinho as reinforcement in the recent transfer market.

“Officially registered for the fight! Is the time? I’m ready to try to give my beloved America a little help in some games and also, of course, fulfill the dream of sharing the field with my son, Romarinho. Thank you Heavenly Father for the privilege! Thank you all for your support and encouragement! Let’s go with it, Mecão!”, was the Brazilian player’s message on social networks.

In another post he made on his social networks, the former Barcelona Football Club and Vasco Da Gama player made it clear what his role will be in the team whose technical director is Marcus Alexandre: “They have to be aware of the possibility of let him return to the grass. Making it clear that it is not competing for the championship, but rather playing some games for the team of my heart, Mecão. In addition, I am going to fulfill one more dream: playing with my son.”

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Although O Baixinho made it clear in some videos that went viral that he remains in very good physical shape and has not lost his touch, where he can be seen scoring a goal or attempting a dribble in games with other veterans, he will prepare physically in the best possible way, but he will act as long as the coaching staff deems it appropriate for the benefit of the team. In addition, it was learned that he signed the minimum contract, and at the end of it, everything will be donated to the coffers of América Júnior, the club’s lower categories.

Romarinho Very Happy to Sign with America

His son, Romarinho, was quite excited and pleased with his contract with the club his father presides over, and took the opportunity to share a message on the networks: Very happy to announce that I am now a player for America RJ!!! When my grandfather Edevair passed away, 16 years ago, I made a promise to him and to God that one day I would wear the jersey of the heart and my father’s team, the time has come. May Heavenly Father bless our season!!!”

A bit of Romario’s history

The legendary forward made his professional debut in the ranks of Vasco Da Gama, a team where he managed to have three cycles throughout his career and which, given the level he demonstrated at the time, catapulted him into the European game. In the 1998 season, he headed to PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands, where he spent a total of 5 seasons before making the jump to the legendary club in Catalonia, FC Barcelona.

He spent two years with the Blaugrana entity until he returned to Brazilian football with Flamengo where he was from 1995 to 1999 with an interval of two seasons at Valencia in Spain. Romario also made a life in football in Qatar, the United States, and Australia after hanging up his boots permanently.

Currently, the Carico striker plays for Carioca 2 and will debut tomorrow against Goncalense. His last official commitment was in October 2023, when he played in the semifinals of the Rio Cup and was defeated at the hands of Olaria.

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