The Brazilian Roberto Dinamite, idol of Vasco da Gama, died

Former Brazilian soccer player Carlos Roberto de Oliveira, “Roberto Dinamite”, considered the greatest idol of Vasco da Gama, died this Sunday at the age of 68 as a result of intestinal cancer, the Rio de Janeiro club reported.

“It is with the deepest regret that Vasco de Gama informs that #MayorDeTodos left us this Sunday,” the popular Rio de Janeiro team posted on its Twitter profile, without giving details of the cause of death.

The historic scorer had been suffering from intestinal cancer since 2021 and was admitted to the Unimed Hospital in Rio de Janeiro, where he died this Sunday.

“Dinamite dedicated 29 of his 68 years to the club, as an athlete and as president. We will love you forever Calu -as he was also called by his friends-. Rest in peace”, said Vasco da Gama.

In a statement, the club expressed its “incalculable regret” for the death “as a result of intestinal cancer” and recalled that Dinamite made his debut in 1971 and scored 707 goals in the 1,109 games he played with the Vasco da Gama shirt.

Dinamite was a starter in the Brazilian National Team during the 1978 World Cup, where he added 3 goals in 5 games to collaborate with the third place achieved by his team. He was also part of the Verdeamarela in Spain ’82, although he did not add minutes. Against Argentina he played four games, with three draws and one loss. In total he played 38 games for Brazil and scored 20 goals.

His historic career at Vasco da Gama was interrupted briefly with a six-month stint at Barcelona of Spain in 1980 and a one-year stint at the Portuguesa club in 1989. He then returned to Vasco and retired in 1992, where he continued as leader to occupy the presidency.

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