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Rivaldo watches from the stands as his son scores on his Mogi Mirim debut

Rivaldo in his prime
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A historic day for the Rivaldo family occured yesterday as the former Barcelona forward and FIFA Ballon d'Or winner watched his son score on his debut for Mogi Mirim.

Rivaldo Júnior, more commongly known as Rivaldinho, made his senior debut for Mogi Mirim against Penapolense yesterday, Esporte Terra report.

Although the son of Rivaldo found the net, he couldn’t prevent his team being defeated as they lost 2-1 in the State Championship.

Rivaldinho had various opportunities to score before finishing nicely in the second half with a shot from inside the area, he dedicated his goal to his father who was watching in the stands.

His father, Rivaldo, is president of Mogi Mirim but still plays for the lowly Brazilian club on occasions and has featured regularly recently.

And it seems likely that in the distant future Rivaldo and his son will play together for Sapão, which would be a historic moment in Brazilian football.

Recently Rivaldo played with his son watching from the substitutes bench but the 18-year-old didn’t make it onto the pitch.

Although Rivaldinho isn’t as talented as his father, he will hope to play with his 41-year-old Dad soon.


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