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Date of Birth 3 March 1953Quintino Bocaiuva, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Birth NameArthur Antunes Coimbra
Nicknames Galinho de Quintino
Zico
Height 5' 7¾" (1.72 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Zico was born on March 3, 1953 in Quintino Bocaiuva, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Arthur Antunes Coimbra. He is an actor and assistant director, known for Uma Aventura do Zico (1998), L'allenatore nel pallone (1984) and Flamengo: Um Século de Paixão (1995).

Trivia (10)

The cup.
Played professional soccer in Brazil for Clube de Regatas do Flamengo (1967-1983 and 1985-1989) where he won many titles including the Toyota Cup (World Champion). He is the biggest scorer of all time in this team.
Also played for Udinese (1983-1985) in Italy and for Kashima Antlers (1991-1994) in Japan.
He's a big sports star in Brazil where he was Secretário Nacional de Esportes (National Secretary of Sports) in 1990.
In 1997 he founded his own team, named "Rio de Janeiro Futebol Clube".
After he retired from soccer, he joined the brazilian national team of beach soccer to be World Champion.
Played in 1982 and 1986 World Cups for Brazil when, although the teams have been some of the best ever in nation, they weren't able to win
Scored 66 goals in his 88 internationals for Brazil.
Was the Japan National Soccer Team's coach between 2002-2006.
Technical assistant to Mr Zagallo (The coach of the Brazilian soccer team), at the world cup in France.

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