Romario scored five goals for Brazil at USA ’94
With each day, we move closer to the 21st World Cup beginning and talkSPORT.com is counting down the days by looking at the 100 most iconic players in the greatest football show on Earth. There are now 37 days to go.
The list featuring Pele, Diego Maradona and Zinedine Zidane, looks at the greatest moments from the most iconic footballers – from great goal scorers and majestic defenders to sensational scoundrels and those who just didn’t know the rules.
37) Romario: Brazil, forward (1990 and 1994)
Romario is the World Cup legend who never quite was. He was a five-goal hero and player of the tournament when Brazil won USA ‘94, but injury restricted him to 66 minutes at Italia ‘90 and kept him from forming a dream team with Ronaldo at France ‘98, while Phil Scolari left him out in 2002. The arch finisher netted more than 1,000 goals in his career, some of which were scored in his garden.
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