Brazilian veteran, son score in same Serie B game

Rivaldo and his son Rivaldinho made history after scoring in the same game for his boyhood club, Mogi Morim

 

It was a family affair for Rivaldo and his son who both scored in the same match for  his boyhood club, Mogi Mirim.

The 1999 World Player of the Year recently came out of retirement at the age of 43 to aid the ailing Mogi Mirim -- the club where he started his career and has been president since 2008.

He made his return 16 months after hanging his boots to feature in a came against promotion-chasing Nautico recently.

In the  clash with Macae at the stadium named after Rivaldo's late father, Estadio Romildo Vitor Gomes Ferreira, on Tuesday, July 14, the 2002 World Cup winner and his son Rivaldinho scored to give their side the full three points.

Rivaldo's son opened scoring after planting a header past the opposition goalkeeper while the former Barcelona player converted a penalty in the second half to seal the win.

Rivaldinho also netted his second before half-time.

"I have only God to thank, because after stopping for 15 months I still returned, having the good fortune to start a game alongside my son and score a goal -- and he two," Rivaldo told reporters afterwards.

"I think we entered history. I had heard of father and son playing together, but never of father and son both scoring in a competitive match. My son, all of Mogi Mirim and also the fans who attended deserve congratulations."

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