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Romário de Souza Faria   (born January 29, 1966, in Rio de Janeiro), better known simply as Romário, is a retired Brazilian football  Forward striker. He helped the Brazil national team win the 1994 FIFA World Cup and was one of the most prolific strikers in the world.


== Sourced ==
Eu nunca fui exemplo para ninguém.
Translation: " I have never been a role model for anyone."
Context: When talking about his career in the Brazilian national team.
Source: Veja Magazine; 1903 Edition. May 4th, 2005.
Alfonso quem? So falo de quem eu conheco.
Translation: "Alfonso Who? I only talk about people I know."
Context: Replying to journalists who had asked him what he thought about player Alfonso who had called him lazy.
Source: Globo Esporte.
Quando durmo muito, não faço gols, por isso gosto de ficar na noite.
Translation: "When I sleep too much I don't score. That's the reason I like to go out a lot."
Context: Romário was seen in different night clubs during his career while being the top scorer in almost every major competition he played in.
Source: Veja Magazine; 1895 Edition. March 9th, 2005.
O Pelé calado é um poeta. Dentro de campo, ele foi o nosso pai. Fora dele, tem de colocar um sapato na boca.
Translation: "Pelé shut up is a poet. On the field, he was our Father; outside it, he should put a shoe in his mouth"
Context: Angry answer after Pele told different sources that Romário should retire from pro soccer.
Source: Veja Magazine; 1895 Edition. March 9th, 2005.
Parei. Não dá mais. Não tenho mais vontade.
Translation: "I quit. I can't play anymore. I lack the desire to do it. "
Context: Announcing his retirement.
Source: Veja Magazine; 1886 Edition. January 5th, 2005.
Quero deixar bem claro que não vou parar.
Translation: "I want to make it really clear that I will not retire."
Context: Announcing his retirement.
Source: Veja Magazine; 1992 Edition. February 18th, 2005.
Quando eu nasci, Deus apontou o dedo em minha direção e disse: esse é o cara.
Translation: "When I was born, God pointed at me and said “That’s the man"
Context: When he signed with Fluminense in 2002.
Source: esportes.terra.
O cara nem entrou no ônibus ainda e já quer sentar na janela.
Translation: "The dude didn't even hop up on the bus yet and wants to sit in the window already"
Context: Refering to Alexandro Gama, Fluminense's coach in 2003, who put Romário in the bench in his first game managing the club.
Source: PauliniaNews
Goleiro sempre tem mérito. Mas dessa vez não. Do jeito que bati, até a minha mãe pegava.
Translation: "The goalkeeper always deserves the credit. But not this time. The way I kicked the ball, even my mother would have saved it"
Context: After missing a penalty kick, in 2005.
Source: esportes.terra.
Se você me perguntar por que eu gosto da noite, é simples: é que à noite você vê só o que quer. De dia, é obrigado a ver tudo.
Translation: "The reason I like night time is simple. At night you see what you want. During the day, you are forced to see everything"
Source: Veja Magazine; 1992 Edition. February 18th, 2005.
Não estou indo para o trabalho, mas eles também não estão me pagando. E a amizade continua...
Translation: "I am not showing up for work, but they are not paying me. The friendship goes on..."
Context: Referring to his situation at Vasco da Gama days before he retired.
Source: "O Dia" newspaper.
A corte agora está contente. O rei, o príncipe e o bobo.
Translation: "Now the whole court is happy: The king, the prince and the fool"
Context: Calling Edmundo a fool, who sarcastically called him a “prince”, and refering also to Vasco’s president at the time, Eurico Miranda.
Source: "O Dia" newspaper.
Deus abençoou os pés desse cidadão, mas se esqueceu do resto e principalmente da boca, porque quando ele fala só sai besteira, ou melhor: só sai m...
Translation: "God blessed this guy's feet, but forgot about the rest, specially his mouth, because when he talks he only says crap, I mean: he only say shi*."
Context: Referring to Pele, after the latter criticized him after the 1998 Gold Cup.
Source: esportes.terra


== About ==
Marcar o Robinho é desgaste físico. Marcar o Romário é desgaste emocional
Translation: "Trying to stop Robinho is a physical fatigue. Trying to stop Romário is an emotional fatigue."
Context: Santos FC player Narciso.
Source: ISTO É Magazine, Edition. 1788.
Está entre Romário e van Basten
Translation: "It is between Romário and Van Basten"
Context: Former agentinean player Diego Maradona, when asked who was the best player he had ever saw playing.
Source: Placar Magazine, Edition. 1315.


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