Former soccer player and Senator Romario speaks during the session debating the voting for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia, Brazil, Brazil, May 11, 2016. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
CAIRO – 17 November 2017: Former Brazilian internationals Romário de Souza and José Roberto, known as Bebeto, will team up again but this time in politics. De Souza, Rio’s Federal Senator, announced on Friday that Bebeto, the state legislator, will join his political party, Podemos.
"Our dream is going to happen, together we can rebuild Rio. All you have to do is join us," Romario stated on Friday.
De Souza and Bebeto have made a great reputation during their football careers, especially for Rio football fans, as they represented the city’s biggest two clubs during the 1980s and 1990s: Vasco da Gama and Flamengo.
Romario and Bebeto are also well-known for their great partnership in the 1994 World Cup in the U.S., when they led Brazil to win the Cup. Romario scored five goals, while Bebeto scored three goals in the World Cup matches.
Romario hinted that he will run for the state governor in the upcoming elections, while Bebeto has indicated that he will run as Senator. The two Brazilian politicians will have a lot to do to help their bankrupt state get back on its feet.