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Born: 3 March, 1953. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Teams Flamengo (Brazil)
Udinese (Italy)
Flamengo (Brazil)
Kashima Antlers (Japan)
Team Honours South American Club Cup 1981
World Club Cup 1981
Individual Honours South American Footballer of the Year 1977, 1981, 1982
World Footballer of the Year 1983

Born, Artur Antunes Coimbra, known as Zico, was the youngest of three footballing brothers. Zico needed a diet of anabolic steriods and vitamins to build himself up, but it was his natural talent that made him a superstar.

In spite of his great ball skills, a sharp mind and thunderous shots, he failed to win the World Cup with Brazil in three attempts (1978, 1982 and 1986).

After his retirement, Zico briefly became a politician. He later moved to Japan to help begin the "J League" and then returned to help coach the Brazilian team.

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