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Romario theft: Thieves break into Brazilian legend’s house and are caught with shirts, laptops and alcohol

October 11, 2016

The former striker wasn’t at his residence in Brasilia at the time of the incident

BRAZILIAN football legend Romario has had his house broken into only for the group to be found shortly after with all the items.

One adult and six teenagers were responsible for the incident that took place yesterday in the city of Brasilia, with the 1994 World Cup winner not present at the time.

They were found at a bus stop near the former player’s house at around 4:30pm, with items such as football shirts, a laptop, hats, jackets and even a bottle of vodka being taken from the premises.

One person was even found to be wearing a Barcelona shirt they had stolen.

Romario has ventured into politics after he retired from the game in 2009, and is a Senator representing the state of Rio de Janeiro.

The group reportedly claimed they didn’t intend to break into the house, and was completely unaware the residence belonged to the legend of the game.

This isn’t the first time the 50-year-old has been targeted, in February earlier this year a 17-year-old attempted to gain access into his home where he was carrying a fake pistol.

In October 2015, two people managed to enter his house and swim around in his pool.

Romario is one of the most prolific strikers in the history of the game, amassing over 1000 goals if you include friendlies and amateur football.

A veteran, he was voted as FIFA World Player of the Year in 1994, and came fifth in 1999 for FIFA’s Player of the Century.

He has won different league championships in four different countries, winning the La Liga with Barcelona and Eredivisie with PSV Eindhoven.

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