Jose Roberto Gama de Oliveira, or simply known as “Bebeto,” is a retired professional football forward, who is best known for being a part of the Brazil national team that won the 1994 World Cup. Bebeto is also known currently as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Rio de Janeiro that represents the Democratic Labour Party.
Bebeto was born on February 16, 1964 in Salvador, Brazil, and he started his professional career in 1983 when he played for Vitoria. Although he started playing in Vitoria, he was only able to play in 4 matches before transferring to Flamengo in 1983. There he stayed with the club until 1989 after playing in 81 games and making 34 goals. After Flamengo, Bebeto transferred to Vasco da Gama where he played until 1991.
The next club that Bebeto played with was Deportivo La Coruna, where he played in 131 games and scored 86 goals. Other teams that Bebeto played in include Sevilla, Toros Neza, Kashima antlers, and Al Ittihad.
By 2002, Bebeto officially retired from playing football, and soon pursued other interests. Bebeto was also a huge player for the Brazil national team where he was able to make 75 caps since joining in 1985, and played in three World Cups.
The biggest impact that Bebeto made for the national team was in the 1994 World Cup, where he was one of the best players in the tournament. Incidentally, his wife had given birth to their third child just a few days before the quarterfinal match against Holland.