Like father like son: Rivaldinho mimics his father’s world famous Barcelona goal vs Valencia

They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree: here is the evidence.

Whilst 40-year-old Brazilian legend Rivaldo continues to successfully ply his trade in Angola, over on the other side of the planet Rivaldo Junior – better known as Rivaldinho – is making waves in his country of birth.

On the books of Mogi Mirim’s youth team, Rivaldinho is having a superb time of things in the Campeonato Paulista Under-17s. Several weeks back the youngster netted a hat-trick against Itapirense, and now the newest Rivaldo has again grabbed the spotlight with a stunning overhead-head the instantly brought back memories of his father’s heyday.

Playing against Uniao Sao Joao in the third round of the league, Mogi Mirim claimed a comfortable 4-nil away win last weekend.

The standout moment belonged to Rivaldinho, who scored a terrific bicycle-kick having initially controlled the ball with a lovely piece of chest control.

The goal instantly flooded the memory-bank with thoughts of Rivaldo’s world famous, last-gasp, hat-trick completing golazo against Valencia, which is arguably Barcelona’s more important goal since the turn of the century.

Watch Rivaldinho’s golazo (& comparison with his dad’s famed strike) here.