Serious knee problems began from October 1998 and he played just six minutes of competitive football between November 21, 1999 and September 20, 2001. Made a spectacular return to the World Cup stage in 2002 as he Scored twice as Brazil beat Germany 2-0 in last year’s World Cup final in Yokohama, finishing as the tournament's leading scorer with eight goals.
Comeback of the Year 2003

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