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Eduardo Gonçalves de Andrade (born 25 January 1947), generally known as Tostão, is a Brazilian former professional footballer who played as a forward or attacking midfielder. Tostão was an intelligent, hardworking and prolific left-footed forward, who was known for his creativity and technical skills, and was considered one of the best players in the world in his prime. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tostão has received more than 352,434 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Tostão is the 136th most popular soccer player (up from 185th in 2019), the 56th most popular biography from Brazil (up from 72nd in 2019) and the 28th most popular Brazilian Soccer Player.

Tostão is most famous for being the currency of Brazil before the adoption of the real in 1994.

Memorability Metrics

  • 350k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 61.53

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 42

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.85

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.66

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Tostão ranks 136 out of 16,880Before him are Juan Alberto Schiaffino, Edwin van der Sar, Andrés Iniesta, Alessandro Del Piero, Dragan Džajić, and Sandro Mazzola. After him are Telmo Zarra, Bora Milutinović, Ademir de Menezes, Carlos Valderrama, Didier Deschamps, and Pavel Nedvěd.

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Among people born in 1947, Tostão ranks 56Before him are Jonathan Pryce, Bruno Latour, Mohammad Najibullah, Mykola Azarov, Richard Dreyfuss, and Kevin Kline. After him are Sofia Rotaru, Jonathan Banks, Carles Rexach, Gidon Kremer, Aaron Ciechanover, and Bachir Gemayel.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Tostão ranks 56 out of 2,067Before him are Caetano Veloso (1942), Fernando Henrique Cardoso (1931), Gilberto Gil (1942), Cafu (1970), Kaká (1982), and Machado de Assis (1839). After him are Vinicius de Moraes (1913), Ademir de Menezes (1922), Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil (1846), Zumbi (1655), Deodoro da Fonseca (1827), and Zizinho (1921).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Tostão ranks 28Before him are Paulo Roberto Falcão (1953), Zito (1932), Neymar (1992), Dani Alves (1983), Cafu (1970), and Kaká (1982). After him are Ademir de Menezes (1922), Zizinho (1921), José Altafini (1938), Gérson (1941), Careca (1960), and Pepe (1935).