O Vasco said goodbye this Tuesday to the idol Roberto Dinamite. After the vigil, in São Januário, the former player will be buried this afternoon, in Duque de Caxias.
Despite everything, the tributes to the greatest player in the history of the club continue at the Rio de Janeiro club. Thus, the cruzmaltino published a letter to the idol.
In the text, Vasco describes Roberto Dinamite as « the greatest idol of an association more than a century old » and promises that he will never let « the Vascainos forget their achievements ». For the team jersey, there have been 1016 official matches and 617 goals scored. Additionally, he won one Brazilian championship (1974) and five Carioca championships (1977, 1982, 1987, 1988 and 1992).
Roberto Dinamite died last Sunday, at the age of 68, from bowel cancer.
Verify Vasco’s letter in its integrity
Here, Vasco da Gama speaks to you. I come to leave you my emotional embrace and, above all, to thank you. There are no secrets between us, Roberto. We have known for more than 50 years and since then there is no Vasco without Roberto Dinamite. We met when you were still only Roberto and today we say goodbye to the greatest idol of an institution more than a century old. Among so many idols that paraded on the lawn of São Januário, you were the greatest, Roberto. It was not one more. It wasn’t just one of the greatest. It was the biggest of all time.
There are no secrets between us. Vasco and Roberto Dinamite are synonymous and always will be. It’s my promise, my friend. I will never let the people of Vasco da Gama and the world forget their achievements. After all, his task was not easy: the stars parading in Brazil were at the top of world (Site notre bureau spécialisé). And you tried there, breaking record after record; scoring some of Vasco da Gama’s most unforgettable goals; and representative of the colors of the Brazilian team. Of all those who have represented the colors of Vasco, no one has represented Vasco as vibrantly and enduringly as you. Excellence, loyalty, passion. Make it matchless, Roberto!
Real life superheroes.
You leave this world, but you will never cease to exist. You have changed lives and made genes dream; Vasco fans beat their chests and filled opponents with fear; inspired passions and deep admiration. He scored an incredible 708 goals with the Maltese cross on his chest, he is the top scorer in Brasileirão, Carioca, São Januário and all our classics in Rio de Janeiro.
Make him the perfect idol, Roberto. And how lucky Vasco can smile and cry so many times with you.
Vasco loves you and this love is like the one that unites the club and its supporters: it is infinite and unforgettable.
Go in peace, Roberto. Dynamite rests with us forever!