Awards & Winners


Date of Birth 29-January-1966
Place of Birth Rio de Janeiro
(Brazil, Rio de Janeiro)
Nationality Brazil
Also know as Romario, Romário de Souza Faria, Romário de Souza Faria, Romario, Chapulín, Romario de Souza Faria, Romariu de Souza Farija
Profession Football player, Manager, Politician
Romário de Souza Faria, better known simply as Romário, is a former Brazilian footballer who played striker, manager and current politician. He helped the Brazil national team win the 1994 FIFA World Cup and was one of the most prolific strikers in the world. A clinical finisher, and particularly deadly one-on-one versus the goalkeeper, Romário is widely regarded to be one of the greatest strikers of all time. In 1999, he came fifth in the FIFA Player of the Century internet poll. Romário won FIFA World Player of the Year and World Cup Golden Ball in 1994. He also was chosen as forward on FIFA Dream Team of the history of World Cups and named as one of the Top 125 greatest living footballers as part of FIFA's 100th anniversary celebration. After developing his early career in Brazil, Romário decided to move to the Netherlands in 1988. Playing for PSV Eindhoven, he managed to be top scorer of 1989-90 European Cup and 1992–93 UEFA Champions League. He was also a three-time Eredivisie's champion and league's top scorer. In 1993 he moved to FC Barcelona, winning La Liga in his first season and finishing as top goalscorer with 30 goals in 33 matches. During the second half of his career Romario was changing clubs within the city of Rio de Janeiro. He won the Brazilian league title with CR Vasco da Gama in 2000 and was a three-time league's top scorer. At the end of his career he also played episodically in Qatar, the United States and Australia.

Awards by Romário

Check all the awards nominated and won by Romário.


FIFA World Player of the Year
Pichichi Trophy

Nominations 1994 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
FIFA World Player of the Year


Nominations 1993 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
FIFA World Player of the Year