Saturday, March 29, 2008


42 years of age, I think it is about time this talented striker retires. Whether he really did hit 1000 goals in professional football or not as being declared when he scored a penalty for Vasco da Gama against Sport Recife, he truly had played beyond the ordinary retirement age of most strikers. For all his football career, this dude played with PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona, Valencia and Vasco da Gama as well as carried Brazil to a World Cup victory in USA in 1994.

I always enjoyed his predator instinct in the penalty box and his ability to go through the most tightest of spaces with defenders crowding there and still score. Incredible! He does not have the height for heading as well as the speed but he is still so lethal. His ball control and mental judgement in that split second is what made him a force to reckon with in the penalty box to fool the defenders and the goalie. That's how almost all the 1000 goals came about. Alright, even if the whole world is arguing that not all are scored at the professional level, let's say 500 were genuine, they are still a lot of goals.


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