At 58 years of age, Romário will be back to play professionally in Rio de Janeiro

President-player of América-RJ, Romário is registered for the 2024 Carioca Championship B Series
Josué Seixas
2024-04-16 17:25:37

Romário will return to professional play. The current president of América-RJ has registered as a player to compete in the Carioca Championship B Series.

The Senator, and possibly a mayoral candidate for Rio de Janeiro, will form an attacking duo with his son, Romarinho.


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He’s back!

  • Romário comes out of retirement after 15 years, when he ended his career in 2009, playing for América itself;
  • The president-player will have a minimum wage, established in the contract, which will be donated again to the team;
  • In the squad, Romário will have the opportunity to play with his son, Romarinho, signed in March;

Will he play?

At 58 years old, Romário still plays footvolley and in some amateur tournaments. The president already knows that he will play little, but he has already arranged with the team’s coach, Marcus Alexandre, when he can take the field.

In the squad, in addition to Romarinho, another available forward for the team is André, formerly of Santos and Vasco.

Romarinho is signed by América-RJ, where his father is president

Romarinho, Romário’s son, has just been signed by América-RJ to be part of the squad that will play in the second state division of Rio de Janeiro, aiming to secure promotion to the top division next season.

At 30 years of age, Romarinho has not had much success in professional football, having played for 12 teams and scored only nine goals in his career. He joins the club to help in the fight for promotion to the top tier of Rio football, a level at which América-RJ has not been present since 2021.

Romário and his love for América-RJ

Throughout his career, Romário played for major clubs in Brazilian and world football. He left Vasco and went to PSV in the Netherlands, then played for Barcelona before returning to Brazil to play for the country’s most supported team, Flamengo.

In the arms of the people, he arrived as a world champion with the Brazilian national team and was elected the best player in the world in 1994. He also played for Fluminense and Valencia, but always held a special affection for América-RJ, his father’s team. His father, Edevair, taught him to love football and support the same team.