URGENT: Roberto Dinamite, Vasco da Gama idol, dies at 68

URGENT: Roberto Dinamite, Vasco da Gama idol, dies at 68
URGENT: Roberto Dinamite, Vasco da Gama idol, dies at 68

Written in SPORT he 1/8/2023 · 12:08 pm

Died this Sunday (8), at the age of 68, the former soccer player Carlos Roberto de Oliveira, the Roberto Dynamiteidol of Vasco da Gama and one of the biggest names in Brazilian football.

Dinamite, who, in addition to being a footballer, was a state deputy for five terms, had been fighting bowel cancer since 2021. He had been admitted to the Unimed hospital, in the capital of Rio de Janeiro, since Saturday morning (7), after showing worsening in his condition. health.

Greatest scorer in the history of Vaco da Gama and the Brazilian Championship, with 190 goals, Dinamite won the tournament for the club in 1974 and still has, among its titles, 5 Carioca Championships. In all, the former player scored 784 goals in your career.

Vasco also played for Brazilian Team and scored 26 goals with hopscotch. He was a starter at the World Cup in Argentina in 1978, being Brazil’s top scorer in the tournament. In 1982 he also went to the Cup, in Spain, but was left on the bench.

Roberto Dinamite’s last Instagram post was exactly a week ago, mourning the death of King Pelewho also died of cancer.

“Saddened by your departure, my idol Pelé. The best of the best! A reference within football for all of us players. I am very proud to have met you and worn the same number 10 shirt that you immortalized with so much mastery”, he had published.

Check the list of titles for Vasco and goals scored by Roberto Dinamite


  • Brazilian Championship: 1974
  • Brazilian State Team Championship: 1987
  • Carioca Championship: 1977, 1982, 1987, 1988 and 1992
  • Guanabara Cup: 1976, 1977, 1986, 1987, 1990 and 1992
  • Rio Cup: 1975, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1984 and 1988
  • Copa Rio: 1984, 1988, 1992
  • United States Bicentennial Tournament: 1976
  • Copa Rio Branco: 1976
  • Oswaldo Cruz Cup: 1976
  • Atlantic Cup: 1976
  • Rio Foursquare Tournament: 1973
  • Seville City Cup (Spain): 1979
  • Colombian Tournament Huelva (Spain): 1980
  • Manauense Cup: 1980
  • Trophy of the city of Funchal (Portugal): 1981
  • João Havelange Cup: 1981
  • Summer Tournament: 1982
  • Ramon de Carranza Trophy: 1987 and 1988
  • Gold Cup: 1987
  • King Pelé Cup: 1991


  • Vasco da Gama: 708 goals
  • Brazilian national team: 26 goals
  • : 3 goals
  • Portuguese: 11 goals
  • Friendlies: 36 goals
  • Total: 784 goals

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