Romário de Souza Faria (born 29 January 1966), known simply as Romário is a former Brazilian footballer, manager and current politician. A prolific striker renowned for his clinical finishing, he is regarded as one of the greatest forwards of all time. He helped Brazil win the 1994 FIFA World Cup, receiving the Golden Ball as player of the tournament. He was named FIFA World Player of the Year the same year. He came fifth in the FIFA Player of the Century internet poll in 1999, was chosen in the FIFA World Cup Dream Team in 2002, and was named in the FIFA 100 list of the world's greatest living players in 2004.