London, May 18 (ANI): Brazil football legend Romario is all set to represent the Brazilian Socialist Party in the coming election of federal deputies.
"Known as 'Shorty' in international football circles, this diminutive football legend who rose from the slums of northern Rio to become a giant of Brazil's 'beautiful game'. Now, the 5 feet 6inches former Barcelona and Brazil striker is pushing for a new, unexpected title: Romario MP," reports The Guardian.
The third highest scorer in Brazil football's history Romario is keen to become one of Brazil's 513 federal deputies, the elections for which will be held in October.On the pitch, I was one of the best in my position," the former PSV Eindhoven and Barcelona striker said last week during a visit to Brazil's Congress with members of his Brazilian Socialist party (PSB).
"I will try to be one of the best here too," he said about his innings in politics. (ANI)