Focus On; Roberto Rivellino

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Rivellino was a key member of Brazil’s 1970 FIFA World Cup winning team, which is often cited as the greatest-ever World Cup team. Wearing the number 11 jersey, Rivellino was deployed on the left side of midfield and scored 3 goals, including the powerful bending free-kick against Czechoslovakia, which earned him the nickname “Patada Atómica” (Atomic Kick) by Mexican fans. Rivellino also played in the 1974 and 1978 FIFA World Cups, finishing in fourth and third place respectively.


  • Full Name: Roberto Rivellino
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of Birth: 01.01.1946
  • Birthplace: Sao Paulo
  • Nation: Brazil
    • Full Caps: 92
  • Major League Career
    • 1965-74, Corinthians (236/70)
    • 1975-78, Fluminense (45/10)
    • 1978-81, Al-Hilal (57/23)
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