Vasco da Gama announced on Sunday that Roberto Dinamite. A former Brazilian international who held the record for most goals scored in the history of the Brazilian league passed away at the age of 68 from intestinal cancer.
Vasco da Gama confirmed on Sunday that Roberto Dinamite. A former Brazilian international who held the record for most goals scored in the Brazilian league. Had passed away at the age of 68 from intestinal cancer.
Vasco da Gama learned that the greatest of all had passed away on Sunday with the deepest regret. As a player and president, Carlos Roberto de Oliveira, alias Dynamite, devoted 29 of his 68 years to the club.
Peace be upon you,” the Rio de Janeiro club posted on Twitter. Dynamite came through Vasco da Gama’s youth team and went on to score 708 goals in 1,110 matches for the club between 1971 and 1979. He was born in Duque de Caxias, a poor suburb of Rio.
He still holds the record for most goals scored in a national championship, with 190. Well ahead of Fred’s 158, a former Fluminense player.
He became known as an insatiable goal scorer at the age of 17 when he scored his first goal for Vasco’s senior team at the Maracana stadium.
The following day’s headline in the daily Jornal dos Sports was: The child’s dynamite burst.”
Dynamite, a fierce competitor of Flamengo star Zico. Won the national championship in 1974 and the Rio title five times between 1977 and 1992.
In 38 games for the national team between the 1978 and 1982 World Cups, he scored 20 goals. He was recruited by Barcelona in 1979, but he wasn’t good enough to play in Europe, so he went back to Vasco the next year.
Dynamite served five terms as a deputy for the state of Rio after retiring as president of Vasco. He also had a successful career in politics. He tweeted on December 29 in memory of his “eternal idol,” Brazil’s Pele, who also died that day from cancer.