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This is a Portuguese name; the first family name is Lopes and the second is Miranda.

Roberto Lopes de Miranda, best known as Roberto (born in São Gonçalo, Rio de Janeiro State, July 31, 1944) was a former Brazilian footballer in striker role.

In career (1962–1976) he played for Botafogo, Flamengo, Corinthians and América. He won two Rio de Janeiro State Championship (1967, 1968) and one Brazilian Cup in 1968. For Brazilian team he played 12 games from 1968 to 1972, scored 6 goals. He won also 1970 FIFA World Cup.

Together with Jairzinho, Robert formed a potent strike force which helped Botafogo to win the Rio (Carioca) Championship consecutively in 1967 and 1968. Roberto was a forthright striker much loved by the Botafogo supporters.

In the 60s, Santos of Pelé, Coutinho, Zito, Edu etc and Botafogo of Zequinha, Gerson, Jairzinho, Roberto and Paulo Cesar were the two best teams in Brazil. Botafogo supporters believe that this attack is one of the best attacks of all times in the world.

Roberto left Botafogo to play in Mexico. Roberto may have played for other teams but he will always be best known as a Botafogo striker.

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Roberto Miranda
Personal information
Full name Roberto Lopes de Miranda
Date of birth 31 July 1944 (1944-07-31) (age 66)
Place of birth    São Gonçalo, Brazil
Playing position Striker (retired)
Senior clubs
Years Club
1962-1972
1972
1973-1976
1976
Botafogo
Flamengo
Corinthians Paulista
América
National team
1967-1972 Brazil

Roberto Miranda (born 31 July, 1944) is a former Brazilian football player. He has played for Brazil national team.

Club career statistics

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Club Performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
BrazilLeague
1971BotafogoSérie A259
197200
1972FlamengoSérie A00
1973Corinthians PaulistaSérie A2911
1974174
1975112
197600
1976AméricaSérie A00
CountryBrazil 8226
Total 8226

International career statistics

Brazil national team
YearAppsGoals
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
197210
Total

References


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