BRAZILIAN football hero Falcao has quit his job amid claims he sexually assaulted a woman.
Falcao, 69 — a star of the midfield at the 1982 World Cup — is claimed to have rubbed his crotch against a hotel worker.
She is said to have told police there was at least one witness and the incident was on CCTV.
A specialist sex crimes police unit are investigating the allegations.
As a leading defensive midfielder, Falcao made his name at Internacional before moving to Italian side Roma in 1980.
He won 34 caps for Brazil.
He played at a club level for Internacional, Roma, and Sao Paulo and was once the world’s highest-paid player.
He was later manager of the Brazil national side and had three separate stints in charge of Internacional before taking the Santos sporting coordinator job in November.