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Rivaldo in Tehran 2009
Personal information
Full nameRivaldo Vítor Borba Ferreira
Date of birth19 April 1972(age 44)
Place of birthPaulista, Pernambuco, Brazil
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1.2 in)
Playing positionAttacking midfielder
Club information
Current clubSão Paulo

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Rivaldo Vítor Borba Ferreira (born 19 April 1972 in Paulista, Pernambuco, Brazil), commonly known simply as Rivaldo (and in Greece as Ribo)(-ptʁiˈvawdu), is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Série A club São Paulo on loan from Campeonato Paulista club Mogi Mirim EC, also being a chairman for the club. He more often plays as attacking midfielder but also plays as second striker. He most notably played five years with Spanish club FC Barcelona, with whom he won the 1998 and 1999 Spanish La Liga championship and the 1998 Copa del Rey. Between 1993 and 2003, Rivaldo played 74 matches and scored 34 goals for the Brazil national football team and was an integral part of the 2002 FIFA World Cup winning Brazilian team.

In 1999, Rivaldo was honoured as FIFA World Player of the Year, Ballon d'Or winner and European Footballer of the Year. He was named by Pelé as one of the 125 Greatest Living Footballers at a FIFA Awards Ceremony in 2004. He is also the president of Mogi Mirim Esporte Clube in his native Brazil.

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