Rivaldo

Date of birth19 April 1972
Place of birthRecife
NationalityBrazilian
Weight75 kg
Height1.86 m
PositionForward

Honours - FIFA World Player of the Year 1999. European Player of the Year 1999. World Cup Winner 2002. Winner of the European Super Cup 2003. Spanish League Winner 1998 and 1999. Spanish Cup Winner 1998. Italian Cup Winner 2003.

Rivaldo is an attacking midfielder whose performances for Brazil and Barcelona have earned him European Footballer of the Year and FIFA World Footballer of the Year awards.

Previously with Santa Cruz and Mogi Mirim, he made his debut for Corinthians in 1993, joining Palmeiras the following year where he won the Brazilian title. He moved to Europe in 1996 when he signed for Deportivo La Coruna. Rivaldo moved to Barcelona in 1997 as a £17million replacement for Ronaldo.

As well as a key member of the Brazil sides that reached the 1998 World Cup Final and won the Copa America in 1999, his Barca honours list includes the 1998 and 1999 league titles.

His winning penalty in Brazil's opening game against Turkey was overshadowed when he became the first player to be fined by FIFA's Disciplinary Panel after he feigned injury when the ball was thrown at him.

He scored in Brazil's other Group C games against China and Costa Rica then hit the openers in the Second Round defeat of Belgium and quarter final win against England. He played in all of Brazil's games, including the Final against Germany.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Mogi Mirim 01 Jan 1993 01 Jul 1993
Corinthians (Brazil) 01 Jul 1993 01 Jul 1994
Palmeiras 01 Jul 1994 01 Jul 1996
Deportivo La Coruña 01 Jul 1996 01 Jul 1997
Barcelona 01 Jul 1997

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1997-98 Barcelona UEFA Champions League 1
1997-98 Barcelona UEFA Super Cup 2
1
1998-99 Barcelona UEFA Champions League 2
2
1999-00 Barcelona UEFA Champions League 4
3
2000-01 Barcelona Primera Liga 34
1
23
3
2000-01 Barcelona UEFA Champions League 6
6
1
2000-01 Barcelona UEFA Cup 7
5
2001-02 Barcelona Primera Liga 19
1
8
1
2001-02 Barcelona UEFA Champions League 12
1
6
1
2002-03 AC Milan Serie A 16
6
5
1
2002-03 AC Milan UEFA Champions League 8
5
2
2003-04 AC Milan UEFA Champions League
1
2003-04 AC Milan UEFA Super Cup
1
2004-05 Olympiakos UEFA Champions League 2
1
2004-05 Olympiakos UEFA Cup 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
26 Nov 1997 Barcelona v Newcastle United W 1-0 UEFA Champions League Group C
08 Jan 1998 Barcelona v Borussia Dortmund W 2-0 UEFA Super Cup Final 1st leg
11 Mar 1998 Borussia Dortmund v Barcelona D 1-1 UEFA Super Cup Final 2nd leg
16 Sep 1998 Manchester United v Barcelona D 3-3 UEFA Champions League Group D
25 Nov 1998 Barcelona v Manchester United D 3-3 UEFA Champions League Group D
29 Sep 1999 Barcelona v Arsenal D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Group B
19 Oct 1999 Arsenal v Barcelona W 2-4 UEFA Champions League Group B
05 Apr 2000 Chelsea v Barcelona L 3-1 UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 1st leg
18 Apr 2000 Barcelona v Chelsea W 5-1
Agg: 6-4
UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 2nd leg
09 Sep 2000 Barcelona v Malaga W 2-1 Primera Liga 1
13 Sep 2000 Barcelona v Leeds United W 4-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
16 Sep 2000 Athletic Bilbao v Barcelona L 3-1 Primera Liga 2
19 Sep 2000 Besiktas v Barcelona L 3-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
23 Sep 2000 Barcelona v Racing Santander W 3-1 Primera Liga 3
26 Sep 2000 Barcelona v AC Milan L 0-2 UEFA Champions League Group H
14 Oct 2000 Real Sociedad v Barcelona W 0-6 Primera Liga 5
18 Oct 2000 AC Milan v Barcelona D 3-3 UEFA Champions League Group H
21 Oct 2000 Barcelona v Real Madrid W 2-0 Primera Liga 6
24 Oct 2000 Leeds United v Barcelona D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Group H
28 Oct 2000 Real Mallorca v Barcelona L 2-0 Primera Liga 7
01 Nov 2000 Barcelona v Numancia D 1-1 Primera Liga 8
04 Nov 2000 Las Palmas v Barcelona W 0-1 Primera Liga 9
08 Nov 2000 Barcelona v Besiktas W 5-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
19 Nov 2000 Real Zaragoza v Barcelona L 3-1 Primera Liga 11
23 Nov 2000 Club Brugge v Barcelona W 0-2 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg
26 Nov 2000 Barcelona v Osasuna W 2-0 Primera Liga 12
02 Dec 2000 Celta Vigo v Barcelona D 3-3 Primera Liga 13
07 Dec 2000 Barcelona v Club Brugge D 1-1
Agg: 3-1
UEFA Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
10 Dec 2000 Barcelona v Español W 4-2 Primera Liga 14
20 Dec 2000 Barcelona v Alavés W 3-2 Primera Liga 16
07 Jan 2001 Oviedo v Barcelona W 2-3 Primera Liga 17
13 Jan 2001 Barcelona v Valladolid W 3-1 Primera Liga 18
20 Jan 2001 Valencia v Barcelona W 0-1 Primera Liga 19
27 Jan 2001 Malaga v Barcelona D 0-0 Primera Liga 20
03 Feb 2001 Barcelona v Athletic Bilbao W 7-0 Primera Liga 21
11 Feb 2001 Racing Santander v Barcelona L 4-0 Primera Liga 22
15 Feb 2001 AEK Athens v Barcelona W 0-1 UEFA Cup 4th round 1st leg
17 Feb 2001 Barcelona v Deportivo La Coruña L 2-3 Primera Liga 23
22 Feb 2001 Osasuna v Barcelona L 3-1 Primera Liga 31
22 Feb 2001 Barcelona v AEK Athens D 0-0
Agg: 1-0
UEFA Cup 4th round 2nd leg
25 Feb 2001 Barcelona v Real Sociedad W 3-0 Primera Liga 24
03 Mar 2001 Real Madrid v Barcelona D 2-2 Primera Liga 25
11 Mar 2001 Barcelona v Real Mallorca D 1-1 Primera Liga 26
15 Mar 2001 Celta Vigo v Barcelona D 0-0
Agg: 1-2
UEFA Cup Quarter-final 2nd leg
18 Mar 2001 Numancia v Barcelona D 1-1 Primera Liga 27
01 Apr 2001 Barcelona v Las Palmas W 4-1 Primera Liga 28
05 Apr 2001 Barcelona v Liverpool D 0-0 UEFA Cup Semi-final 1st leg
08 Apr 2001 Villarreal v Barcelona D 4-4 Primera Liga 29
14 Apr 2001 Barcelona v Real Zaragoza D 4-4 Primera Liga 30
19 Apr 2001 Liverpool v Barcelona L 1-0
Agg: 1-0
UEFA Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
28 Apr 2001 Barcelona v Celta Vigo D 1-1 Primera Liga 32
05 May 2001 Español v Barcelona D 0-0 Primera Liga 33
13 May 2001 Barcelona v Rayo Vallecano W 5-1 Primera Liga 34
19 May 2001 Alavés v Barcelona W 0-1 Primera Liga 35
27 May 2001 Barcelona v Oviedo L 0-1 Primera Liga 36
10 Jun 2001 Valladolid v Barcelona D 2-2 Primera Liga 37
17 Jun 2001 Barcelona v Valencia W 3-2 Primera Liga 38
08 Aug 2001 Wisla Kraków v Barcelona D 0-0 UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 1st leg
21 Aug 2001 Barcelona v Wisla Kraków D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 2nd leg
26 Aug 2001 Sevilla v Barcelona D 0-0 Primera Liga 1
10 Oct 2001 Barcelona v Olympique Lyonnais D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group E
17 Oct 2001 Barcelona v Bayer Leverkusen D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group F
20 Oct 2001 Malaga v Barcelona D 0-0 Primera Liga 9
23 Oct 2001 Olympique Lyonnais v Barcelona D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group F
27 Oct 2001 Barcelona v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 10
31 Oct 2001 Barcelona v Fenerbahçe D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group F
04 Nov 2001 Real Madrid v Barcelona D 0-0 Primera Liga 11
20 Nov 2001 Liverpool v Barcelona W 1-3 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group B
24 Nov 2001 Barcelona v Athletic Bilbao D 0-0 Primera Liga 14
01 Dec 2001 Alavés v Barcelona D 0-0 Primera Liga 15
05 Dec 2001 Barcelona v Galatasaray D 2-2 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group B
09 Dec 2001 Barcelona v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 16
06 Jan 2002 Barcelona v Real Zaragoza D 0-0 Primera Liga 19
13 Jan 2002 Barcelona v Sevilla D 0-0 Primera Liga 20
20 Jan 2002 Rayo Vallecano v Barcelona D 0-0 Primera Liga 21
27 Jan 2002 Barcelona v Osasuna D 0-0 Primera Liga 22
02 Feb 2002 Tenerife v Barcelona D 0-0 Primera Liga 23
06 Feb 2002 Barcelona v Real Sociedad D 0-0 Primera Liga 24
09 Feb 2002 Real Mallorca v Barcelona D 0-0 Primera Liga 25
16 Feb 2002 Barcelona v Deportivo La Coruña D 0-0 Primera Liga 26
20 Feb 2002 Barcelona v AS Roma D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group B
26 Feb 2002 AS Roma v Barcelona L 3-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group B
03 Mar 2002 Barcelona v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 28
09 Mar 2002 Real Betis v Barcelona D 0-0 Primera Liga 29
13 Mar 2002 Barcelona v Liverpool D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group B
16 Mar 2002 Barcelona v Real Madrid D 0-0 Primera Liga 30
03 Apr 2002 Panathinaikos v Barcelona L 1-0 UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 1st leg
06 Apr 2002 Athletic Bilbao v Barcelona D 0-0 Primera Liga 33
09 Apr 2002 Barcelona v Panathinaikos W 3-1
Agg: 3-2
UEFA Champions League Semi-final 2nd leg
20 Apr 2002 Celta Vigo v Barcelona D 0-0 Primera Liga 35


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1993-94 Brazil International Friendly 1
1
1
1994-95 Brazil International Friendly 1
1
1994-95 Brazil Umbro Cup
1
1995-96 Brazil International Friendly 6
2
1995-96 Brazil OT v Under-21 1
1996-97 Brazil Olympics 4
1
1996-97 Brazil OT 1
1
1996-97 Brazil Representative 1
1997-98 Brazil FIFA Confederations Cup 1
1
1
1997-98 Brazil FIFA World Cup 7
3
1997-98 Brazil International Friendly 4
1
1998-99 Brazil Copa America 5
5
1
1998-99 Brazil International Friendly 7
1
1
1999-00 Brazil FIFA World Cup 3
3
1999-00 Brazil International Friendly 6
4
1999-00 Brazil Kings Cup 2
4
2000-01 Brazil FIFA World Cup 6
2
2000-01 Brazil International Friendly 1
2001-02 Brazil FIFA World Cup 13
8
2001-02 Brazil International Friendly 2
1
2002-03 Brazil International Friendly 3
2003-04 Brazil FIFA World Cup 4
1
2003-04 Brazil International Friendly 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
16 Dec 1993 Mexico v Brazil W 0-1 International Friendly
24 Mar 1994 Brazil v Argentina W 2-0 International Friendly
18 May 1995 Israel v Brazil W 1-2 International Friendly
06 Jun 1995 Japan v Brazil W 0-3 UMBRO CUP
11 Oct 1995 Brazil v Uruguay W 2-0 International Friendly
08 Nov 1995 Argentina v Brazil W 0-1 International Friendly
20 Dec 1995 Brazil v Colombia W 3-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 1996 Brazil v Ghana W 8-2 International Friendly
24 Apr 1996 South Africa v Brazil W 2-3 International Friendly
23 May 1996 Brazil v Croatia D 1-1 OT v Under-21
27 Jun 1996 Brazil v Poland W 3-1 International Friendly
10 Jul 1996 Brazil v Denmark W 5-1 OT
14 Jul 1996 Brazil v Rest of the World W 2-1 Representative
21 Jul 1996 Japan v Brazil L 1-0 Olympics Finals Group D
23 Jul 1996 Brazil v Hungary W 3-1 Olympics Finals Group D
25 Jul 1996 Brazil v Nigeria W 1-0 Olympics Finals Group D
28 Jul 1996 Brazil v Ghana W 4-2 Olympics Quarter-final
31 Jul 1996 Nigeria v Brazil L 4-3 Olympics Semi-final
10 Sep 1997 Brazil v Ecuador W 4-2 International Friendly
12 Dec 1997 Saudi Arabia v Brazil W 0-3 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
14 Dec 1997 Australia v Brazil D 0-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
25 Mar 1998 Germany v Brazil W 1-2 International Friendly
03 Jun 1998 Brazil v Andorra W 3-0 International Friendly
03 Jun 1998 Brazil v Andorra W 3-0 International Friendly
10 Jun 1998 Brazil v Scotland W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
16 Jun 1998 Brazil v Morocco W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
23 Jun 1998 Brazil v Norway L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
27 Jun 1998 Brazil v Chile W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
03 Jul 1998 Brazil v Denmark W 3-2 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
07 Jul 1998 Brazil v Netherlands W 1-1 (4-2) FIFA World Cup Finals semi-final
12 Jul 1998 Brazil v France L 0-3 FIFA World Cup Final
23 Sep 1998 Brazil v Yugoslavia D 1-1 International Friendly
14 Oct 1998 Brazil v Ecuador W 5-1 International Friendly
18 Nov 1998 Brazil v Russia W 5-1 International Friendly
28 Mar 1999 Korea Republic v Brazil L 1-0 International Friendly
31 Mar 1999 Japan v Brazil W 0-2 International Friendly
05 Jun 1999 Brazil v Netherlands D 2-2 International Friendly
08 Jun 1999 Brazil v Netherlands W 3-1 International Friendly
30 Jun 1999 Brazil v Venezuela W 7-0 Copa America Group B
03 Jul 1999 Brazil v Mexico W 2-1 Copa America Group B
11 Jul 1999 Brazil v Argentina W 2-1 Copa America Quarter-final
14 Jul 1999 Mexico v Brazil W 0-2 Copa America Semi-final
18 Jul 1999 Brazil v Uruguay W 3-0 Copa America Final
04 Sep 1999 Argentina v Brazil L 2-0 International Friendly
07 Sep 1999 Brazil v Argentina W 4-2 International Friendly
09 Oct 1999 Netherlands v Brazil D 2-2 International Friendly
13 Nov 1999 Spain v Brazil D 0-0 International Friendly
23 Feb 2000 Thailand v Brazil W 0-7 Kings Cup
26 Apr 2000 Brazil v Ecuador W 3-2 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
23 May 2000 Wales v Brazil W 0-3 International Friendly
27 May 2000 England v Brazil D 1-1 International Friendly
04 Jun 2000 Peru v Brazil W 0-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
28 Jun 2000 Brazil v Uruguay D 1-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
18 Jul 2000 Paraguay v Brazil L 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
26 Jul 2000 Brazil v Argentina W 3-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
15 Aug 2000 Chile v Brazil L 3-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
03 Sep 2000 Brazil v Bolivia W 5-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
15 Nov 2000 Brazil v Colombia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
07 Mar 2001 Mexico v Brazil D 3-3 International Friendly
28 Mar 2001 Ecuador v Brazil L 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
01 Jul 2001 Uruguay v Brazil L 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
16 Aug 2001 Brazil v Paraguay W 2-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
05 Sep 2001 Argentina v Brazil L 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
07 Oct 2001 Brazil v Chile W 2-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
07 Nov 2001 Bolivia v Brazil L 3-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
14 Nov 2001 Brazil v Venezuela W 3-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
17 Apr 2002 Portugal v Brazil D 1-1 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Portugal v Brazil D 1-1 International Friendly
25 May 2002 Malaysia v Brazil W 0-4 International Friendly
03 Jun 2002 Brazil v Turkey W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
08 Jun 2002 Brazil v China PR W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
13 Jun 2002 Costa Rica v Brazil W 2-5 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
17 Jun 2002 Brazil v Belgium W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
21 Jun 2002 England v Brazil W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
26 Jun 2002 Brazil v Turkey W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals semi-final
30 Jun 2002 Brazil v Germany W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Final
21 Aug 2002 Brazil v Paraguay L 0-1 International Friendly
12 Feb 2003 China PR v Brazil D 0-0 International Friendly
29 Mar 2003 Portugal v Brazil L 2-1 International Friendly
07 Sep 2003 Colombia v Brazil W 1-2 FIFA World Cup South America
10 Sep 2003 Brazil v Ecuador W 1-0 FIFA World Cup South America
11 Oct 2003 Jamaica v Brazil W 0-1 International Friendly
16 Nov 2003 Peru v Brazil D 1-1 FIFA World Cup South America
18 Nov 2003 Brazil v Uruguay D 3-3 FIFA World Cup South America


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.