(Brazilian Former Football Player Who Played as an Attacking Midfielder)
Birthday: April 19, 1972 (Aries)
Born In: State of Pernambuco, Brazil
Rivaldo Vítor Borba Ferreira is a Brazilian former footballer and sports administrator. He is regarded as one of the greatest attacking midfielders to have ever played the game of football and during his two decade long career as a footballer he won a number of tournaments for both his clubs and his country. Rivaldo grew up in Brazil and played youth football for a few years in his country before making the move to Europe with Spanish club Deportivo la Coruna. His silken skills, the nose for goal and the ability to score spectacular goals seemingly out of nowhere made him an instance success as he moved to Barcelona to enjoy one of the best phases of his life as a footballer. He helped Barcelona win many championships and was also their primary play making goal scorer as the team came to be known for their attacking game. Rivaldo was also an inspiration for the Brazilian national team as he helped them in reaching the final of the 1998 World Cup but his greatest triumph came four years later when he became one of the architects of the national team’s record breaking 5th World Cup win. Rivaldo played for AC Milan as well and was a part of their Champions League winning team.