Roberto Miranda

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Roberto Miranda
Personal information
Full name Roberto Lopes de Miranda
Date of birth (1944-07-31) July 31, 1944 (age 73)
Place of birth Brazil
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962–1970 Botafogo
1971–1973 Flamengo
1973–1976 Corinthians
1976 América-RJ
National team
1967–1970 Brazil 10 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Roberto Lopes de Miranda, best known as Roberto (born in São Gonçalo, Rio de Janeiro State, July 31, 1944) was a former association footballer in striker role. His nickname was "Vendaval" (meaning: Gale)

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 was also part of the team that won the 1970 FIFA World Cup, playing in two matches.[1]

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 1960s, 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.


  1. ^ Roberto MirandaFIFA competition record