Sporting Lisbon have announced the signing of Mattheus, the son of Brazil World Cup winner Bebeto, from Estoril.
Mattheus, who spent two seasons at Estoril after moving over from Brazil side Flamengo, has signed a five-year contract with the 18-time Primeira Liga champions.
- Bebeto (@bebeto7) May 15, 2017
"So proud of you, son!!! Continue working hard and with humility you will go far!!" Bebeto wrote on his Twitter account. "That you can enter into the history of Sporting!!"
Bebeto famously helped Brazil to World Cup glory in 1994, forming a deadly partnership with striker Romario.
- Sporting CP (@Sporting_CP) May 15, 2017
In that tournament, Bebeto famously performed a cradle-rocking celebration with Romario and Mazinho after scoring against the Netherlands to commemorate Mattheus' birth.
He then partnered with Ronaldo in the 1998 edition, leading Brazil to the final, where they fell to France 3-0.
The former Flamengo, Vasco da Gama and Deportivo La Coruna man won 79 caps for his country, scoring 39 goals.
Mattheus, 22, was a Brazil Under-20 international, winning four caps.