Zico Net Worth Income profile and Salary. Brazilian soccer player, Of humble origin and brother of two prestigious players of the 60s, Edu and Antúnez, began to play in the Flamengo, of Rio de Janeiro, in which it made debut in 1970 and where it developed his entire sport race, except the two seasons, of 1983 to 1985, which was transferred to Italian Udinese.
He made his debut in the Brazilian Primera División on August 8, 1971, against Vasco de Gama, and played for the first time with the Brazilian national team on February 25, 1976, against Uruguay, where he scored his number one international goal .
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He was a national champion in 1980, 1982 and 1983, and five-time Rio champion in 1972, 1974, 1978, 1979 and 1981. He was proclaimed champion of the Copa Libertadores de América and Intercontinental Cup champion by beating Liverpool 3-0, In 1981. He was also seven times top scorer in Rio and five times top scorer in Brazil.
Zico played the editions of the World Championship of Argentina, in 1978; Spain, in 1982, and Mexico, in 1986, although he did not excel in any of them. In August of 1985 suffered a serious injury in the knee, that made him arrive at the World-wide one of Mexico in unsuitable physical conditions. Since 1986 he has not been able to play a full season, spending most of his time in medical and rehabilitation centers.
Considered the best Brazilian player of the 80’s, he bid farewell to official competitions on December 2, 1989, but immediately afterwards joined the veterans team, with whom he played his first game against the Cosmos of New York. On February 6, 1990, a farewell match was played between Flamengo and a world team in the Maracana stadium, where he had won the most victories. During his 25 years as a footballer, Zico won more than 40 titles and played 1,047 games in which he scored 729 goals, 66 of them with the Brazilian team, a figure only surpassed by Pele, who scored 98 goals.
In 1990 he was named Secretary for Sport in the cabinet of the new Brazilian president Fernando Collor de Mello. Its main objective in this new position was, according to own declarations, to put the sport centers that are underutilized to the disposition of the poor Brazilian children. When celebrating the centenary of Flamengo, on November 15, 1995, Zico was also the focus of attention for being considered the greatest idol of the team of all time. He was also remembered on that day as the greatest scorer in the history of the famous club in Rio de Janeiro. In 2002 he signed a contract with a new coach of the national team of Japan.