Roberto Costa

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Roberto Costa Cabral or Roberto Costa, as he was known, (born December 8, 1954 in Santos) is a former football player from Brazil. He played goalkeeper (height : 1,85m), mainly with Atlético Paranaense. He twice received the Bola de Ouro award (Golden Ball in English) given to the best player in the Campeonato Brasileiro (Brazilian championship).

He has one cap with the Brazilian national team.


He adopted the surname “Costa” to differentiate himself from “Roberto Dinamite” who played at that time. After two Paraná State championship, gained with Atlético Paranaense, he joined Vasco and was vice-champion of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A in 1984.



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