Ex-Brazil worldwide Roberto Dinamite, the highest scorer within the historical past of the Brazilian league, has died aged 68 of intestinal most cancers, his former membership Vasco da Gama confirmed on Sunday. “It was with the deepest remorse that Vasco da Gama realized that the best of all has left us this Sunday. Carlos Roberto de Oliveira, alias Dinamite, devoted 29 of his 68 years to the membership, as participant and president. Relaxation in peace,” the Rio de Janeiro membership tweeted. Born in Duque de Caxias, a poor suburb of Rio, Dinamite got here via Vasco da Gama’s youth squad, and went on to attain 708 targets in 1,110 matches for the membership between 1971 and 1979.
He nonetheless holds the file for targets scored in his nationwide championship with 190, far forward of former Fluminense participant Fred‘s 158.
An insatiable aim scorer he earned his nickname aged 17, after discovering the online for the primary time for Vasco’s senior crew on the Maracana stadium.
The every day Jornal dos Sports activities headlined the following day: “the kid-dynamite exploded”.
An excellent rival of Flamengo star Zico, Dinamite received the nationwide title in 1974 and that of Rio 5 occasions between 1977 and 1992.
Within the nationwide crew, he scored 20 targets in 38 matches, enjoying within the 1978 and 1982 World Cups.
Recruited by Barcelona in 1979, he didn’t make the grade into Europe and returned to Vasco the next yr.
After retiring, Dinamite made a profession as president of Vasco, but in addition in politics, with 5 phrases as a deputy for the state of Rio.
On December 29, he tweeted in tribute to Brazil nice Pele, his “everlasting idol”, who died that day, additionally from most cancers.
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