Sun 08 January 2023 | 18:22

Breaking: Former Brazil striker Roberto Dinamite dies aged 68

Scoring 25 goals for Selecao during his playing years from 1975 to 1984, the Brazil federation pays tribute to their late striker who died on Sunday, due to Colon cancer.

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) released a statement following the death of their former striker,

Roberto Dinamite

on Sunday. The former


and Vasco da Gama striker was a prominent player at the international level.


With regret, the CBF mourns the death of Roberto Dinamite, one of the greatest athletes in Brazilian football,

" it wrote in a statement.

"For the Brazilian national team, the former player scored 25 goals and was top scorer in Brazil's [second-place campaign at] the 1983 Copa America.

"He also played in the 1978 and 1982 World Cups. You will always be part of our football history. Thanks for everything, Roberto. Rest in peace."

CBF president Ednaldo Rodrigues added:

"Roberto Dinamite was one of the greatest players in the history of our football.

"In addition to joining Vasco's beautiful history, he enchanted football fans all over the world. The CBF sympathises with the goalscorer's family and fans."



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