Finding the back of the net has always been instinctive for Bobo and that's why his name has stuck.
It was about 1990 on the streets and parks of Gravata in the northern Brazilian state of Pernambuco when his stepfather first noticed his eye for goal. A young Deyvison Rogerio da Silva was playing football with the local kids and couldn't stop scoring in friendly games.
It was there his stepfather saw a similarity. He was still celebrating the second and last championship his beloved club Esporte Club de Bahia won, delivered to the fans after a brace from a forward named Bobo in 1988.
"Bahia is not a big team in Brazil, it's a small team but that year they did well. They scored a lot of goals ... He was a striker who scored a lot of goals. My stepfather liked him and he supported him," Bobo said.
Affectionately he began calling his stepson "Bobo" and as the youngster continued scoring, the other kids caught on quickly and it didn't take long before the name "Deyvison" became reserved only for formal documents.
When he moved from the streets and parks of Gravata to the country's biggest football club, Corinthians, the comparisons with his namesake grew stronger. However, it wasn't the former Bahia forward his youth teammates in Sao Paulo thought he was named after, but an Italian striker with a link to Sydney who shared the nickname.
Tall, strong, clinical in front of goal and near identical in appearance to a young Christian "Bobo" Vieri, Bobo drew comparisons to the Italian while he was scoring at ease for Corinthians under-20s team.
"When I was young in Brazil, everyone thought about him - Bobo Vieri from Italy. They would say I'm very similar to him, we score goals, maybe not much technique but we score goals."
Vieri first made his name as a 14-year-old with Marconi in the NSL, playing for their youth team before returning to Italy where he won a plethora of individual honours. The next Bobo to play in Sydney has his eyes set on a record of his own.
Now, the Brazilian has emerged as the top scorer in the A-League this season with 10 goals from 12 games. If he continues on this trajectory and stays fit , he's a chance of eclipsing Bruno Fornaroli's record of 23 in an A-League regular season. "It is possible, I am working hard for this and It is possible," he said.
The centre-forward has twice won the Golden Boot award for Besiktas in the Turkish Cup but has never been the leading goalscorer in a league season.
The hard working striker has become a favourite figure at Sydney FC not just because of his clinical finishing but that he puts the team first.
"First I want to win the league again, the second is to score more goals. The boys helped me a lot for this, now I have 10 goals in 12 games, I want to continue helping my team to win games," he said. "We have a big job to do, more games to play but 10 goals is not enough yet."
After a hat-trick against Wellington Phoenix put him at the top of the goalscoring list last weekend, Bobo has a chance to extend his tally at the expense of Perth Glory on Saturday night at Allianz Stadium.