It becomes an expensive time for the die-hard Romario shirt collectors. The 41-birthday goalgetter wears a new shirt every time he scores a goal.
In his hunt on the milestone of 1000 goals, Romario playes against América (starts on the bench) with a Vasco da Gama-shirt with the number 13 on its sleeve.
13 is the number of goals that are necessarily to get to a thousand goals.
Romario wears his own number 11 in the games, and on his sleeve the number 13 counts down to zero with every goal he scores. It is not known if O Baixinho (De Small one) changes his shirt as soon as he scores during a match.
All shirts will be sold at auction. The money from the sales of these special shirts goes to a foundation syndrome of Down. Romario's youngest daughter suffers from Down.