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Regarded as one of the greatest Brazilian goalkeepers of all time, Taffarel was known to be a rational, consistent and effective keeper, with good fundamental goalkeeping technique, who favoured an efficient rather than spectacular playing style. His main attributes were his reflexes, positional sense, and composure in goal, as well as his penalty-stopping abilities; furthermore, he was known to be quick when coming off his line, and was also highly regarded for his skill with the ball at his feet. Due to his lack of height, however, he struggled at times when handling crosses.
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In 1993, Taffarel, who became a backup at Parma, signed for fellow A.C. Reggiana 1919, where he was first-choice in a narrow escape from relegation. The 1993-1994 season was the first Serie A season for the team after 64 years since the last Serie A appearance. The team was built for the season was very good with other expert players like Luigi De Agostini, Massimiliano Esposito, Michele Padovano and Paolo Futre. Afterwards, he returned to his home country and played three years with Clube Atlético Mineiro.