At that time he was playing for Juventude, a local futsal street team run by his older brothers and friends, and had also begun to play for futsal club River Futebol Clube on Sundays. Zico played for Sumitomo in 1991–92, the last season before the old Japan Soccer League was disbanded, and finished as the second division's top scorer. With 731 matches for Flamengo, Zico is the player with the 2nd most appearances for the club. [45][46], In addition to his footballing skills, Zico was also known for his leadership, mental strength, and determination, as well as his stamina, dedication, and for having an outstanding work-ethic;[2][35][43] indeed, he was often known for staying behind in training to practice and refine his free kicks. Born in 1953, Zico came from a lower-middle-class family of Portuguese origin, in the neighbourhood of Quintino Bocaiúva, Rio de Janeiro. Maradona or Messi? Brazil. A 17 anni il passerotto è un ragazzo normale, ha guadagnato 11 centimetri in altezza e 16 chili di peso. [23], Two months later, at Maracanã, he would play his last match ever as a Flamengo player facing a World Cup Masters team composed of names like Eric Gerets, Claudio Gentile, Franco Causio, Alberto Tarantini, Jorge Valdano, Mario Kempes, Paul Breitner, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Falcão. During 1971 and 1972, he shifted from youth to professional team and back. On the field, Zico made goals in all imaginable ways, was also a great assister and team organizer, and was known for his excellent vision of the field. Zico former footballer from Brazil Attacking Midfield last club: Kashima Antlers * Mar 3, 1953 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Zico has three sons, Arthur Jr., Bruno, and Thiago. [8][9] According to Pelé, considered one of the best players ever, "throughout the years, the one player that came closest to me was Zico".[10]. [66] Zico is also a member of the legendary squad Classic Eleven from the FIFA video games series. Brazil. For the team's nickname King Arthur and his Knights. His father, José Antunes Coimbra, also Portuguese (b. Tondela, 1901; d. Rio de Janeiro, 1986), came to Brazil at age of 10. His free kicks caused such an impact that TV sports programs would debate how to stop them. This was confirmed on 10 June 2008 when he resigned as Fenerbahçe manager. [20], Only one month after returning, he suffered a severe knee injury after a violent tackle from Bangu's defender Marcio Nunes, which interrupted his career for several months, even affecting his form in the 1986 FIFA World Cup.

[49], Although Zico attempted to instill a free-flowing, attacking mentality to the team, his regime got off to an uneven start, which included a 4–1 loss to Argentina in 2003. Zico then scored his goal, but penalties missed by Sócrates and Júlio César saw Brazil knocked out of the tournament. In the 1983–84 Serie A, his first in Italy, his partnership with Franco Causio promised to take Udinese to a higher level, gaining respect from giants Juventus and Roma. [21][22], December 1989 marks Zico's last official appearance for Flamengo in a Brazilian National Championship match against rivals Fluminense. However, in a call that became infamous, the Welsh referee Clive Thomas disallowed the goal, saying that he had blown the whistle to end the match while the ball was still in the air from a corner. Filter by season: All seasons 93/94 92/93 91/92 85/86 84/85 83/84 82/83 81/82 80/81 79/80 78/79 77/78 76/77 75/76 On 8 September 2008, Zico revealed that he would be interested taking over the vacant managers position at Newcastle United following the resignation of Kevin Keegan. The 1982 World Cup would see Zico as part of a fantastic squad, side by side with Falcão, Sócrates, Éder, Cerezo and Júnior. In addition, he has had a respectable record on European soil, beating Czech Republic and Greece and drawing with England, Brazil and Germany. He was announced as the head coach of CSKA Moscow in January 2009. Despite his lack of coaching experience besides his stint as Brazil's technical coordinator during the 1998 World Cup, Zico had great understanding of Japanese soccer from his playing days and his role as Kashima's technical director. At the end of the controversy, the deal went through and though leaving Flamengo fans in sadness, Zico made the Friulians fans finally dream of better days.

For using this site, please activate JavaScript. Attacking Midfield, Former International: Arthurzinho then became Arthurzico, then Tuzico and, finally, Zico, a version created by his cousin Ermelinda "Linda" Rolim.[16]. [24] In August 2018, Zico returned to Kashima Antlers as technical director, 16 years after his previous spell as a director at the club.[62]. Zico is the grandson of Fernando Antunes Coimbra (paternal grandfather) and Arthur Ferreira da Costa Silva (maternal grandfather), both Portuguese. Japan had a respectable showing at that year's Confederations Cup but struggled again in the beginning of 2004, only narrowly beating Oman in the first stage of qualifying for the 2006 FIFA World Cup and several players were suspended after a drinking incident. Zico is a 29-year-old, 92-rated Attacking Midfielder from Brazil. Recovered from injuries, things improved for Zico in 1987 when he led Flamengo to the Copa União title. With 48 goals in 71 official appearances for Brazil, Zico is fifth highest goalscorer for his national team. Zico has been regarded as Goa's new legend among the local fan base.

Mar 3, 1953 (67), Place of birth: After the 2002 FIFA World Cup, Japan Football Association looked for a replacement for the outgoing Philippe Troussier, and chose Zico as his successor. reihenfolge ASC, saison_id DESC, verein_id ASC. In terms of numbers, I am aware that his current ones make him amazing for an AM when shooting. In 1970 the couple became engaged and married in 1975. Being a Flamengo fan, Zico had his father's approval, beginning his path towards becoming one of the most admired players in the history of the sport. He felt extremely frustrated and told his father in dismay he wanted to stop playing football. La sua forza di volontà è ricompesata. His nickname originated in Zico's own family, after increasingly shorter versions of Arthurzinho, which means "Little Arthur".

Zico scored 19 goals,[19] one fewer than top scorer Michel Platini, having played 4 fewer matches than the French footballer due to an injury. Zico was the youngest of six children—Maria José (Zezé), Antunes, Nando, Edu and Antônio (Tonico). [28] He became a local legend in Japan for having built a contender from almost nothing and putting the city of Kashima on the map. In the Greek Superleague his first results were also impressive, but the success lasted only till early winter and the fans started to complain about both the results and the playing style of the team. Zico è l’ultimo aggregato, più giovane e più gracile di tutti ma ha un talento che brilla anche tra il calcio polveroso e violento del quartiere. Date of birth/Age: UEFA Champions League 2007–08 groups stage, IFFHS 3rd Best Brazilian Player of the 20th century, IFFHS 7th Best South American Player of the 20th century, IFFHS 14th Best Player of the 20th century, Beach Soccer World Championship Top Scorer, Beach Soccer World Championship Best Player, "Zico's World Cup story: World class but denied on biggest stage", "World Cup 1982 (Spain) Renowned for his technique, tricks, dribbling, overhead kicks, no-look passes and free kicks, Zico is regarded to be one of the best players of his generation", "Dalla A alla Zico, i grandi numeri 10 del calcio internazionale", "Arthur Antunes Coimbra "Zico" – Goals in International Matches", "ABC (Madrid) - 19/12/1981, p. 65 - Hemeroteca", "Olympiacos sack Zico after four months in charge",, "Morre Linda, a prima que sugeriu o apelido 'Zico, "Fla sofre derrota na Justiça, e Sport é declarado único campeão de 1987", "Pelo Fla, Zico foi carrasco do Fluminense", "Zico – Legends of the Football World Cup", "Zico Penalty Miss : "Platini went on to tap on Zico's shoulder to console him right after the penalty, "IN BRAZILIAN SOCCER, ZICO IS TAKING UP WHERE PELE LEFT OFF", "Pele or Puskas? He became a fan favorite with his spectacular goals and is still adored now by all Udinese fans. Things only improved for Zico when Joubert, his first coach at the youth team, was appointed the new coach for the seniors and fully promoted him after 116 matches and 81 goals in the youth team. Zico, however, helped the Antlers to win the J.League Suntory Series and a runners-up finish in its inaugural season, leading the club to cement its place among the league's elite. Date of birth/Age: 4Include Intercontinental Cup. On 30 May 2010, it was announced that Zico would become the new Flamengo's football director on a four-year deal, coming back to the team where he won his most important honors after 25 years.

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