Romário de Souza Faria, the legendary Brazilian footballer, was born on 29 January 1966 in the Rio de Janeiro suburb of Rio de Janeiro, in the sign of Aquarius. Romário, with his unique character and technical abilities, would eventually rise to the highest echelons of football, becoming one of the game’s greatest-ever players.
As an Astrological sign, Aquarius is symbolised by the water bearer and it is often associated with the idea of being innovative and forward-thinking. It is also associated with being humanitarian and philanthropic, traits that many have noted were at the core of Romário’s character. On the field, he was renowned for his vision, technique, agility and creative attacking play. It is these traits that seem to speak to his Aquarius sign and that help to make him one of the greatest footballers of his generation.
Off the field, Romário could be described as unafraid of taking risks. A self-made man, Romário started from a very humble background and was able to pursue his dreams through relentless hard work, determination and focus. He was inspired by his greatest idol, the legendary Garrincha, and had a keen eye for the sport, identifying talents and playing styles from all around the world.
Romário is widely regarded as one of the greatest strikers of all time, finishing as top scorer of the Dutch league three times, in the FIFA World Cup in 1994, as well as many other major international tournaments. Bringing his total goals tally for club and country to well over 1,000, Romário was a goal-scoring machine and was named FIFA World Player of the Year in 1994.
Romário was a great leader on and off the pitch, and it was this intangibility, which was often underrated, that was undoubtedly the key to his success. As an Aquarius, Romário had exceptional vision, empathy, and humanity. According to astrology, this combination can often lead to a ‘higher’ consciousness and a more meaningful appreciation of the game. This is undoubtedly true of Romário and is what set him apart from his peers.
Romário was an inspirational figure both to those that watched him play and to aspiring footballers. He often served as an example of how this Aquarian trait of creative ingenuity could be harnessed to make a difference on the football field.
Romário was a true one-off – a player who broke boundaries, inspired millions and had an Astrological sign that meant something more than simply being a part of the sun’s broader zodiac cycle. The impact of his play and character will become increasingly appreciated over time and his legacy will go on to inspire generations of future footballers.