my dad moves to lisbon in 87 and so had plenty of oppurtunities to watch gomes and mozer playing together and this is what he told me about them: "mozer was known has the bad wolf because he was very aggressive and intimidating. compared to him bruno alves (known for his aggressiveness and general disregard for the opponents health) was a choir boy ("menino de coro"). he was almost as tall as bruno alves but he could jump higher than him, he could jump clean over another player (there are many pictures of bruno alves hitting the opponent's head with his knees so mozer would have probably hit it with his feet i guess). many times he would jump 2 or 3 meters forward to get the ball (instead of putting himself beneath it and then jump) and that's probably why the referees would forgive him some times, because he couldn't change directions while in mid-air and so couldn't avoid hitting other players in his way. obviously most forwards were afraid of him. ricardo gomes was the complete opposite, calm and composed, he had this strange ability to take the ball and leave the opponent thinking "where did it go?". they were the brazilian national team defenders and at some point were the best defensive partnership in europe."
edit - my dad just told me ricardo gomes was considered the best defender in the world in one of his years in benfica, wich considering the competition (i'm thinking of baresi here) is quite amazing. i'll be looking for confirmation on this but if someone finds it first please tell me
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