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  Rivaldo - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Rivaldo signed professional terms at the age of 16 in 1989 with Santa Cruz FC.
Rivaldo scored some memorable goals in his first season at Olympiacos, including a fantastic effort in the cup final with a well placed lob from a difficult position close to corner flag.
Rivaldo also scored two memorable free kicks during the season, the first in the local derby against the other Athens giant, Panathinaikos and the second against English club Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Rivaldo   (730 words)

 ESPN.com - SOCCER - Rivaldo to return to Barcelona
Rivaldo, who scored five goals in the World Cup, is out of contract in June 2003 -- when he could leave on a free transfer -- and the Catalan club is considering its options.
Rivaldo had a row with coach Louis van Gaal during the Dutchman's first spell in charge, and Barcelona newspapers claimed on Saturday that the club is ready to let him walk away now, saving estimated salary costs of 7.5 million euros.
Rivaldo's team mates at Barcelona are keen for him to stay, although there seems to be a growing feeling that he could be about to leave.
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 Rivaldo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Rivaldo signed professional terms at the age of 16 in 1989 with Santa Cruz after impressing local scouts in a junior tournament.
Rivaldo signed for Corinthians in 1993 and made his international debut in December 1993, scoring the only goal in 1-0 victory over Mexico in a friendly international.
Rivaldo held his hands to his face as if he had been hit by the ball, and the referee was successfully deceived into sending Alpay off.
rivaldo.iqnaut.net   (369 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Football | News | Rivaldo becomes the world's best-paid player
Rivaldo has become the latest beneficiary of the tide of money flooding club football after he agreed a new contract with Barcelona, which, according to some estimates, will make him the highest-paid player on the planet.
Rivaldo had spent much of the last season in dispute with former president Josep Lluis Nunez over his contract, which had not changed since the midfielder joined the Catalan giants from Deportivo La Coruna in 1997.
Rivaldo believed he was earning less than many of his team-mates and the talk was of a potential move to Serie A with AC Milan.
football.guardian.co.uk /News_Story/0,1563,349640,00.html   (287 words)

 Enigmatic Rivaldo faces familiar challenge
While 'the Phenomenon' hops around the globe and revels in the publicity, Rivaldo prefers to shut himself away in the little-known provincial city of Mogi Mirim, in the heart of the state of Sao Paulo.
In 1996, after being included as one of three permitted over-age players, Rivaldo was made the scapegoat after Brazil failed to win the gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics soccer tournament.
Rivaldo was banished to the substitutes' bench by coach Carlo Ancelotti and, after finally being released last month, was voted the worst player in the country in a poll conducted by a local radio station.
www.rediff.com /sports/2004/jan/06rivaldo.htm?zcc=rl   (633 words)

 CNNSI.com - Soccer - Rivaldo signs three-year contract with AC Milan - Saturday July 27, 2002 06:24 PM
Rivaldo, who became a free agent after his contract with Spanish club Barcelona was canceled last week, has agreed a three-year deal with Milan, the club said on its official website.
As Rivaldo was without a club, Milan did not have to pay a transfer fee and although there was no immediate comment on the package offered to the 30-year-old forward, Italian media reports had claimed the player would be paid around 4.5 million euro ($4.45 million) per season.
Rivaldo is Milan's third major acquisition of the close-season following the signing of Danish striker Jon Dahl Tomasson from Feyenoord and Dutch midfielder Clarence Seedorf from Inter.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /soccer/news/2002/07/27/acmilan_rivaldo_ap   (555 words)

 Rivaldo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Rivaldo scored 19 goals in the spanish league in his debut campaign for Barcelona, being one of the most important reasons why Barça secured victory in the league.
Rivaldo has been very dissatisfied with his left wing position and this has led to many controversies reaching its peak when Rivaldo said in january of 2000 [right after him being voted European Player of the Year 1999] that either he would play central midfielder or he would not be playing at all.
But lately Rivaldo seems to have understood that he needs to be more of a team-player, when it comes to being on the attack and passes the ball more around.
hjem.get2net.dk /Barcelona/rivaldo.html   (848 words)

 CNNSI.com - World Soccer - Rivaldo wins FIFA player of year award - Monday January 24, 2000 04:07 PM
Rivaldo's exploits for the Spanish reigning champions and in the canary yellow of Copa America winner Brazil were enough for him to replace Zinedine Zidane of France and Juventus, last year's winner.
Rivaldo insisted Monday he wants to stay at FC Barcelona until the end of his contract in 2003 and denied reports linking him to a possible transfer.
Rivaldo's pace, tight control and lethal left foot have already won him the 1999 prestigious Golden Ball award as the best player in European soccer.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /soccer/world/news/2000/01/24/rivaldo_fifa_ap   (680 words)

 RIVALDO! - RIVALDO! - RIVALDO! - RIVALDO! - RIVALDO - by La Cancha-News On World Cup 2006
Rivaldo was asked about his impressions of the Women's World Cup and in particular his opinion of the Brazilian female sensation "Sissi" He said that the level of play at the Women's World Cup was very impressive.
He was also quick to express how proud he was of all of the members of the women's Brazilian National team including Sissi, referring to her as "brilliant" Rivaldo also told us that one of the things that he will do never forget his past.
Thus, it is this writer's belief that with the passage of time, Rivaldo will be considered to to be one of Brazil's greatest players on, as well as off the field.
www.lacancha.com /Rivaldo.html   (431 words)

 World Cup 2002 - ABC Sport
Rivaldo falls over clutching his face after the ball hits his legs.
The football world has had an attack of moral outrage after Brazilian forward Rivaldo was caught play-acting at the end of Monday's controversial win over Turkey in their opening World Cup match.
Rivaldo was dallying over a corner kick and frustrated Turkey midfielder Hasan Ulsan kicked the ball straight at him.
abc.net.au /worldcup2002/items/s573448.htm   (781 words)

 ESPN.com Soccernet Europe: News - Rivaldo won't join Real Madrid, insist Barcelona
In a note on their website on Sunday they said they respected Rivaldo's position as a Barcelona player and promised there would be no repeat of the acrimonious £37million acquisition of Luis Figo from the Nou Camp two years ago.
Now that Rivaldo is a free agent they could decide to move in but they appear unwilling to jeopardise the recent thaw in relations between the two clubs, who lobby together as part of the G-14 group of top European clubs.
Rivaldo's pay demands are likely to be substantial but with the factor of a transfer fee now removed from the equation that may not be such a problem, even if cash-strapped Serie A clubs are currently exercising financial caution.
www.soccernet.com /europe/news/2002/0722/20020722rivaldonew.html   (449 words)

 Rivaldo to stay with Milan
European champions AC Milan said on Monday that Brazilian World Cup winner Rivaldo was staying with them after all, despite last week agreeing to cancel the player's contract.
After announcing on Friday that he was leaving Milan, with the club's blessing, Rivaldo, who has not featured for Milan in Serie A or the Champions League this season, had said he was considering offers from English clubs.
Rivaldo the 2nd of the "Trium"o of the samba country has been literally "side-lined" by Ac-Milan.
www.rediff.com /sports/2003/sep/29rivaldo.htm   (413 words)

 Informat.io on Rivaldo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Ronaldinho helped Rivaldo score a crucial goal against England in the 2-1 win at the quarterfinals.
Rivaldo has been center of criticism when Brazil did not win matches, especially during the qualifying campaign in 2000.
In one incident in the summer of 2001, Rivaldo had to play an exhibition match against Panama for Brazil, commute to Poland for Barcelona, return to Brazil for a qualifying match against Paraguay for Brazil within ten days.
www.informat.io /?title=Rivaldo   (868 words)

 Rivaldo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rivaldo (born Rivaldo Vítor Borba Ferreira on April 19, 1972 in Recife, Pernambuco) is a Brazilian football (soccer) player, currently playing for Olympiacos in the Greek Super League.
His third goal was a bicycle kick from the edge of the area in the 90th minute of the game, and is regarded as one of the greatest goals ever scored as an incredible combination of importance and skill.
Rivaldo is one of the few players that is a universal favourite to all Greek fans, such is their appreciation of his footballing talents.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rivaldo   (1428 words)

 Rivaldo - Players - Football Culture - British Council Japan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Crucially, he maintained the determination to succeed as a major footballer, despite the doubts of coaches at his first club Paulista who feared that he would be too frail to withstand the rigours of the professional game.
Tragically Rivaldo's father Romildo was killed in a road accident in 1989.
Romildo had always encouraged his son to pursue his footballing dream and his death was a massive personal blow to Rivaldo at the time that his career was just beginning.
www.britishcouncil.org /hu/japan-sport-footballculture-players-rivaldo-greatest.htm   (352 words)

 Barcelona FC Rivaldo Caricature
Rivaldo Vitor Borba Ferreira started his footballing career with local team Santa Cruz.
Rivaldo is equipped with a lethal left foot that has gone through more than a few defences.
In Barcelona he started off as a left winger, but he soon became the attacking spearhead and the natural team leader.He has been capped over 50 times for his country, his first cap coming before he was 20.
www.sportcartoons.co.uk /rivaldo.html   (123 words)

 ESPN.com Soccernet Europe: News - Real deny Rivaldo speculation
Speculation about a possible Real bid for Rivaldo was sparked by reports in the Catalan media saying the club are likely to offer him a free transfer before the start of the new season.
Rivaldo, who scored five goals in Brazil's World Cup campaign, is out of contract in June 2003 -- when he would be able to leave for nothing in any case -- and letting him go now would save estimated salary costs of 7.5 million euros ($7.56 million).
When van Gaal's return was announced, Rivaldo reacted by saying he would be prepared to play anywhere, including in goal, for the final year of his contract.
www.soccernet.com /europe/news/2002/0721/20020721realrivaldo.html   (569 words)

Rivaldo has the ability to change the course of the game in no time.
He was born in a poor family in the Brazilian coastal town of Recife.
Rivaldo was no stranger to hunger as a boy.
www.sportingstar.com /rivaldo/index.htm   (269 words)

 CNN.com - Rivaldo move surprises Ancelotti - Sep. 27, 2003
AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti has expressed surprise at Rivaldo's decision to leave the European champions, but acknowledged his decision to leave the Brazilian star out of the lineup had played a part.
Rivaldo said that he was unhappy on the substitutes bench, after a less than impressive first year with the Italian team.
Rivaldo has suggested he was afraid of losing his place on the national team because of his lack of activity in Italy.
edition.cnn.com /2003/SPORT/football/09/27/rivaldo.ancelloti.ap   (426 words)

 CNN.com - Cruzeiro joining chase for Rivaldo - Jan. 2, 2004
Brazilian champions Cruzeiro have joined the race to sign Rivaldo, who was released by European champions AC Milan last month.
Cruzeiro are coached by Vanderlei Luxemburgo, who was in charge of the Palmeiras team in which Rivaldo shone during the mid 1990s.
Rivaldo, who has kept his place in the Brazil side despite being relegated to the reserves at Milan, has been a free agent after ending what he described as the worst year of his life at the Serie A club.
www.cnn.com /2004/SPORT/football/01/02/brazil.rivaldo   (330 words)

 Rivaldo exit gives van Gaal clean break with the past Lee Bowyer U-turn Orioles pitcher Erickson charged with ...
In December 1999, Rivaldo had challenged van Gaal's authority by issuing a public demand to play in the center of the pitch rather than out on the left wing.
In that final season under van Gaal, Rivaldo scored just 12 League goals, half the total of the previous year, although he did weigh in with 10 goals in the side's run to the semifinals of the Champions League.
Rivaldo is the third Barcelona heavyweight to leave the club since van Gaal's recall.
www.turkishdailynews.com.tr /archives.php?id=28860   (2392 words)

 RTÉ.ie Sport - Rivaldo will listen to English offers
Rivaldo has revealed he will listen to offers from English clubs if he fails to resurrect his career at AC Milan before the re-opening of the transfer window.
But the 31-year-old found himself spending more time on the bench than the pitch and, despite winning Champions League honours with the San Siro giants at the end of last season, he is prepared to switch clubs if he has not regained a first-team place before the transfer window reopens in January.
After being linked with a transfer to Chelsea already, Rivaldo intends using Brazil's Walkers Stadium friendly against Jamaica tomorrow as a stage to show English clubs, as well as Milan, what they have been missing.
www.rte.ie /sport/2003/1011/rivaldo.html   (173 words)

 ESPN.com Soccernet Europe: News - Rexach: Rivaldo not yet ready to return
Rivaldo returned to Barcelona on Thursday after spending two weeks in Brazil recovering from a knee injury sustained while playing for his national side in their 2-1 defeat to Argentina.
The Barcelona coach also warned that if Rivaldo was not deemed to be ready for the Mallorca match then he should not make the trip to Brazil for the Chile match.
Rivaldo went on to produce a virtuoso performance for his club, scoring a hat-trick in their 4-3 win over the Polish side to pave the way for their qualification for the lucrative Champions League group stage.
www.soccernet.com /europe/news/2001/0928/20010928barcarivaldo.html   (539 words)

 CNN.com - Rivaldo heading home insists agent - Jan. 4, 2004
Brazil midfielder Rivaldo is close to signing with Cruzeiro, the club and player's agent said on Sunday.
Rivaldo's agent, Carlos Arini, strongly denied reports that the player had signed a six-month contract for $3 million with Saudi Arabian club Al Ittihad.
Rivaldo, who was a key member of Brazil's World Cup-winning team in South Korea and Japan, had been seeking a new team since being released by European champion AC Milan in December after an unsuccessful 17-month spell.
www.cnn.com /2004/SPORT/football/01/04/qatar.rivaldo.reut/index.html   (355 words)

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