Zico is one of Brazil’s biggest idols and a Flamengo hero. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time and is often referred to as the “White Pele”. He was a creative and technically gifted midfielder who was renowned for his passing, dribbling, and free-kick taking abilities.
Zico began his career at Flamengo in 1971 and quickly established himself as one of the best players in the country. He was part of the team that won the 1981 Copa Libertadores and the Intercontinental Cup that same year. He also won three Campeonato Brasileiro Série A titles, two Campeonato Carioca titles, and two Torneio Rio-São Paulo titles with Flamengo.
At the international level, Zico was part of the Brazil team that won the Copa América in 1979 and the FIFA World Youth Championship in 1981. He was also part of the Brazil squad that won the 1982 FIFA World Cup, although he did not play in the tournament due to an injury.
Despite his success at club and international level, Zico was never able to win the World Cup with Brazil. He was part of the Brazil squad that reached the quarter-finals of the 1982 World Cup, but was unable to help them progress further. He was also part of the Brazil squad that reached the second round of the 1986 World Cup, but was unable to help them progress further.
Zico retired from football in 1994 and is now a successful manager. He has managed teams such as Japan, Fenerbahçe, Olympiacos, and the Iraq national team. He is currently the manager of Brazilian club Flamengo, the team he spent most of his playing career with.
Zico is one of the most beloved figures in Brazilian football and is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. Despite his best efforts, the World Cup evaded him, but his legacy will live on forever.