Arthur Antunes Coimbra, born 3 March 1953 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is better known as Zico.
Often called the “White Pelé”, he is commonly considered one of the most skilled dribblers and finishers ever and possibly the world’s best player of the early ’80s. He was also known as one of history’s greatest free kick specialists, able to bend the ball with pace and accuracy as well as having an extremely powerful shot. According to Pelé, generally considered the best footballer ever, “throughout the years, the one player that came closest to me was Zico”.
Zico scored 52 goals in 72 international matches for Brazil, and represented them in the 1978, 1982 and 1986 World Cups. They did not win any of those tournaments, even though the 1982 squad is considered one of the greatest Brazilian national squads ever. Zico is often considered one of the best players in football history not to have been on a World Cup winning squad. He was chosen as the 1983 Player of the Year.
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This Saturday. 10:30-12:30. Dovercourt Jr. Public School – 768 Gladstone Ave.
Kevin McKenna and Paul Stalteri
All games Canada play from here on in contribute to the potential of our national team qualifying for Brazil in 2014. Canada’s winless streak of seven games has lead to a slide in the FIFA rankings to position # 101. If this does not change it will continue to harm Canada’s status within CONCACAF. The unnecessary inclusion into a group of death come qualifying, for example, could be an unsavoury repercussion.
Paul James in the Globe and Mail
Canada plays Peru in an international friendly at BMO Field tomorrow afternoon at 5:30.
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Dundas Football Club will be starting the Labour Day long weekend with a morning pick-up/training session at the usual place.
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Despite warnings of an extreme heat alert for the city of Toronto, Dundas FC members got together for a morning training session on Saturday. One highlight was this ferocious volley by Captain Colin Smith, which whipped past Asha’s head, struck the angle of post and crossbar, shot up in the air and bounced off the crossbar above the opposite post. The rare Volley Double Crossbar. Captured by Leah.
Umbro’s new collection of clothing inspired by the worlds of 5-a-side and futsal.
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