Vivinho, Brazilian footballer, died at 54

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Welvis Dias Marcelino, better known as Vivinho, born on March 10, 1961 and died September 13, 2015.

He was an association football striker, who played in several Brazilian Serie A clubs.

Born in Uberlandia, Vivinho started playing professionally in 1983, defending local club Uberlandia.

He played 26 Serie A games and scored five goals between 1983 and 1986, winning the Serie B in 1984.

Vivinho joined Vasco in 1986, playing 54 Serie A games and scoring 13 goals.

Before leaving Vasco in 1990, he won the Campeonato Carioca in 1987 and in 1988, and the Serie A in 1989.

Vivinho then joined Vasco’s rivals Botafogo, leaving the club in 1993, after having played 52 Serie A games and scored four goals.

He played 10 Serie A games for Goiás in 1993, scoring four goals, then he returned to Uberlandia in 1994, retiring in 1995 after defending Fortaleza.

Vivinho played three games for the Brazilian national team in 1989.

The first game was played on March 15, against Ecuador.

He scored his only goal for Brazil on April 12, against Paraguay, in his last game for the country.

Vivinho died on 13 September after passing out in his home, he was taken to hospital but did not survive.

The cause of death has not been revealed.