Zico

Date of birth03 March 1953
Place of birthRio De Janeiro
NationalityBrazilian
PositionMidfielder

Full name is: Arthur Artunes Coimbra

Probably one of the best attacking midfielders ever, Zico is for many the equivalent of Pelé for his position. His nickname, the "White Pelé" indicates his talent.

With Flamengo, Zico scored 529 goals in 724 games helping Flamengo win four Brazilian championships and one Copa Libertadores.

Zico also scored 57 goals in 79 matches with Udinese and 54 goals in 88 matches with Kashima Antlers in Japan.

With Brazil, Zico finished third in the World Cup 1978 and third in the Copa Américana 1979 with a total of 52 goals in 72 caps.

Zico is often considered one of the best players in football history never to have won a World Cup.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Flamengo 01 Jul 1983
Udinese 01 Jul 1983 01 Jul 1985
Flamengo 01 Jul 1985 02 Dec 1989
Kashima Antlers

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1978-79 Rest of the World International Friendly
1
1
1982-83 Rest of the World UNICEF Charity 1
1
1989-90 South America International Friendly 1
1
1995-96 Americas Representative 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
25 Jun 1979 Argentina v Rest of the World W 1-2 International Friendly
07 Aug 1982 Europe v Rest of the World L 3-2 UNICEF Charity


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1971-72 Brazil Olympics 4
1
1
1975-76 Brazil Bi-Centenary 3
1
1975-76 Brazil Copa del Atlantico 4
3
1975-76 Brazil International Friendly 1
1975-76 Brazil Oswaldo Cruz 1
1
1976-77 Brazil FIFA World Cup 2
1
1
1976-77 Brazil International Friendly 4
1
2
1977-78 Brazil FIFA World Cup 4
3
5
1
1977-78 Brazil International Friendly 5
2
1978-79 Brazil International Friendly 2
3
1979-80 Brazil Copa America 3
2
1
1979-80 Brazil International Friendly 3
2
1980-81 Brazil FIFA World Cup 4
5
1980-81 Brazil International Friendly 7
6
1981-82 Brazil FIFA World Cup 5
4
1981-82 Brazil International Friendly 10
9
1982-83 Brazil International Friendly 1
1984-85 Brazil FIFA World Cup 3
1
1984-85 Brazil International Friendly 1
2
1985-86 Brazil FIFA World Cup 1
3
1985-86 Brazil International Friendly 2
3
1988-89 Brazil Zico Farewell 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
29 Nov 1971 Brazil v Bolivia W 2-1 Olympics
01 Dec 1971 Brazil v Argentina D 0-0 Olympics
07 Dec 1971 Colombia v Brazil D 1-1 Olympics
09 Dec 1971 Brazil v Argentina W 1-0 Olympics
11 Dec 1971 Brazil v Peru W 1-0 Olympics
25 Feb 1976 Uruguay v Brazil W 1-2 Copa del Atlantico
27 Feb 1976 Argentina v Brazil W 1-2 Copa del Atlantico
07 Apr 1976 Paraguay v Brazil D 1-1 Copa del Atlantico
28 Apr 1976 Brazil v Uruguay W 2-1 Copa del Atlantico
23 May 1976 Brazil v England W 1-0 Bi-Centenary
28 May 1976 TEAM AMERICA v Brazil W 0-2 BI-CENT UNOFFICIAL
31 May 1976 Brazil v Italy W 4-1 Bi-Centenary
04 Jun 1976 Mexico v Brazil W 0-3 International Friendly
09 Jun 1976 Brazil v Paraguay W 3-1 Oswaldo Cruz
01 Dec 1976 Brazil v USSR W 2-0 International Friendly
23 Jan 1977 Brazil v Bulgaria W 1-0 International Friendly
20 Feb 1977 Colombia v Brazil D 0-0 FIFA World Cup South America group 1
09 Mar 1977 Brazil v Colombia W 6-0 FIFA World Cup South America group 1
08 Jun 1977 Brazil v England D 0-0 International Friendly
12 Jun 1977 Brazil v West Germany D 1-1 International Friendly
23 Jun 1977 Brazil v Scotland W 2-0 International Friendly
14 Jul 1977 Brazil v Bolivia W 8-0 FIFA World Cup South America play-off
01 Apr 1978 France v Brazil L 1-0 International Friendly
05 Apr 1978 West Germany v Brazil W 0-1 International Friendly
19 Apr 1978 England v Brazil D 1-1 International Friendly
01 May 1978 Brazil v Peru W 3-0 International Friendly
17 May 1978 Brazil v Czechoslovakia W 2-0 International Friendly
03 Jun 1978 Brazil v Sweden D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group 3
07 Jun 1978 Brazil v Spain D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group 3
11 Jun 1978 Austria v Brazil W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group 3
14 Jun 1978 Brazil v Peru W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
18 Jun 1978 Argentina v Brazil D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
21 Jun 1978 Brazil v Poland W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
17 May 1979 Brazil v Paraguay W 6-0 International Friendly
31 May 1979 Brazil v Uruguay W 5-1 International Friendly
02 Aug 1979 Brazil v Argentina W 2-1 Copa America Group 2
16 Aug 1979 Brazil v Bolivia W 2-0 Copa America Group 2
23 Aug 1979 Argentina v Brazil D 2-2 Copa America Group 2
15 Jun 1980 Brazil v USSR L 1-2 International Friendly
24 Jun 1980 Brazil v Chile W 2-1 International Friendly
29 Jun 1980 Brazil v Poland D 1-1 International Friendly
25 Sep 1980 Paraguay v Brazil W 1-2 International Friendly
30 Oct 1980 Brazil v Paraguay W 6-0 International Friendly
08 Feb 1981 Venezuela v Brazil W 0-1 FIFA World Cup South America group 1
14 Feb 1981 Ecuador v Brazil W 0-6 International Friendly
22 Feb 1981 Bolivia v Brazil W 1-2 FIFA World Cup South America group 1
14 Mar 1981 Brazil v Chile W 2-1 International Friendly
22 Mar 1981 Brazil v Bolivia W 3-1 FIFA World Cup South America group 1
29 Mar 1981 Brazil v Venezuela W 5-0 FIFA World Cup South America group 1
12 May 1981 England v Brazil W 0-1 International Friendly
15 May 1981 France v Brazil W 1-3 International Friendly
19 May 1981 West Germany v Brazil W 1-2 International Friendly
08 Jul 1981 Brazil v Spain W 1-0 International Friendly
26 Aug 1981 Chile v Brazil D 0-0 International Friendly
24 Sep 1981 Brazil v LEAGUE OF IRELAND W 6-0 International Friendly
28 Oct 1981 Brazil v Bulgaria W 3-0 International Friendly
26 Jan 1982 Brazil v East Germany W 3-1 International Friendly
03 Mar 1982 Brazil v Czechoslovakia D 1-1 International Friendly
21 Mar 1982 Brazil v West Germany W 1-0 International Friendly
05 May 1982 Brazil v Portugal W 3-1 International Friendly
19 May 1982 Brazil v Switzerland D 1-1 International Friendly
27 May 1982 Brazil v Republic of Ireland W 7-0 International Friendly
14 Jun 1982 Brazil v USSR W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group 6
18 Jun 1982 Brazil v Scotland W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group 6
23 Jun 1982 Brazil v New Zealand W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group 6
02 Jul 1982 Brazil v Argentina W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round group C
05 Jul 1982 Italy v Brazil L 3-2 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round group C
28 Apr 1983 Brazil v Chile W 3-2 International Friendly
02 Jun 1985 Bolivia v Brazil W 0-2 FIFA World Cup South America group 3
08 Jun 1985 Brazil v Chile W 3-1 International Friendly
16 Jun 1985 Paraguay v Brazil W 0-2 FIFA World Cup South America group 3
23 Jun 1985 Brazil v Paraguay D 1-1 FIFA World Cup South America group 3
30 Jun 1985 Brazil v Bolivia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup South America group 3
30 Apr 1986 Brazil v Yugoslavia W 4-2 International Friendly
07 May 1986 Brazil v Chile D 1-1 International Friendly
12 Jun 1986 Brazil v Northern Ireland W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
16 Jun 1986 Brazil v Poland W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
21 Jun 1986 France v Brazil L 1-1 (3-4) FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
27 Mar 1989 Rest of the World v Brazil L 2-1 ZICO'S FAREWELL


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.