Bebeto's boy still rocks! Mattheus a step closer to emulating legend father with Brazil Under 20 call-up
10:54 GMT, 14 November 2012
It was an iconic moment in World Cup history, since replicated by goalscorers on park pitches the world over.
Bebeto had just fired Brazil two-up in their USA '94 quarter-final against Holland and celebrated with a carefully-choreographed cradle-rocking routine with teammates Romario and Mazinho in honour of his new-born son Mattheus.
Now, 18 years later and all grown up, that baby is a step closer to emulating the achievements of his legendary father after receiving his first Brazil Under 20 call-up.
Iconic moment: Mazinho, Bebeto and Romario rock the cradle in celebration after Bebeto's goal against Holland in the 1994 World Cup quarter-final
Quick strides: Mattheus (right) has already played for his father's club Flamengo and is now being recognised at international level
Mattheus, by all accounts a prolific scorer, has worked his way through the youth ranks at Bebeto's old club Flamengo and now looks set for international recognition too.
The youngster made his debut for the Rio club in February this year in a 0-0 draw with Olaria, as his proud father watched on from the stands.
Bebeto, 47, is now a politician, having been voted onto the Legislative Assembly of Rio de Janeiro as a Democratic Labour candidate at the 2010 elections.
Nice moves: And on the evidence of this celebration, he has great celebration routines like his dad
Mattheus said at the time of his club debut: 'I talk to my father all the time, because he had a great career and is an ideal example for me to follow.
'He has helped give me peace of mind by telling me not worry about expectations and just to concentrate on doing my best.'
And with this latest milestone, it seems he's a step closer to meeting those expectations.
VIDEO: Bebeto's iconic cradle celebration