Knowledge Identifier: +Rivaldo
Born in 1972.
Countries: Spain (24%), Brazil (17%), Greece (14%)
Linked to: Olympiacos F.C., La Liga, Brazil national football team, Sport Club Corinthians Paulista
Between 1993 and 2003, Rivaldo played 74 matches and scored 34 goals for the Brazil national football team and was an integral part of the 2002 FIFA World Cup winning team
David Beckham - Those crucial assists, coupled with great performances over the rest of the season, led to him finishing runner up to Rivaldo for 1999's European Footballer of the Year and FIFA World Player of the Year awards
In June 2002, van Gaal returned to manage Barcelona
Rivaldo was released by Olympiacos after the chairman of the club decided that he was too old to continue with the club, later that summer he signed on rival Super League club AEK Athens on 29 May 2007, making the signing arguably the best in the team's history
Rivaldo announced on 25 August 2008 to a Greek Sport Radio Station that he agreed to continue his career at Bunyodkor in Uzbekistan, effective immediately, after what he described as an "extremely tempting contract offer"