VASCO DA GAMA

Fans called it ‘the attack of dreams’, for defenders it was the partnership of nightmares.
Fourteen years ago, Romario and Edmundo, the self-proclaimed ‘Bad Boys of Brazilian Football’ both rejoined their boyhood club, Rio de Janeiro side Vasco da Gama.

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The combination of extremely talented, egotistical men with explosive tempers battling for supremacy could be compared to a Shakespearean plot – but this was real life – and whilst on-field the pair’s lethal goal scoring made them near-undroppable, away from match days, there was much animosity between the two which descended into name calling and constant sniping in the media.

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