Romario Player Career Award Sponsored by Commercial Bank of Dubai
Awarded by: His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council
He made the final penalty goal of his career at the age of 41 years, even if FIFA only recognises part of the spoils, like Pelé, reduced by the Zurich experts to 757 official goals as opposed to the 1,283 claimed. Romario is a world champion and can also boast of inflicting a 5 to 0 score on Real in his history. Now a senator in Brazil, champion to the core on the pitch. Today he can recall a double encounter with Italy: the 4 to 0 defeat against the Milan of Berlusconi-Capello-Galliani in the final of the 1994 Champions League, and the rematch played in the World Cup a few months later, won at penalties in the final in the USA.