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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 271,730 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Tostão is the 185th most popular soccer player (up from 202nd in 2019), the 72nd most popular biography from Brazil (up from 75th in 2019) and the 32nd 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

  • 270k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 69.42

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 41

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.90

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.11

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Tostão ranks 185 out of 16,923Before him are Neymar, Shiro Misaki, Dennis Bergkamp, Felix Magath, Michel Hidalgo, and Yoshio Furukawa. After him are Hideo Sakai, Careca, Jiro Miyake, Xavi, Raymond Domenech, and Masao Takada.

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Among people born in 1947, Tostão ranks 62Before him are Ronnie Wood, Mario Draghi, Bachir Gemayel, Carles Rexach, Sofia Rotaru, and Danielle Steel. After him are Gidon Kremer, Aaron Ciechanover, Mohammad Najibullah, Jeffrey DeMunn, Linda B. Buck, and Mitt Romney.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Tostão ranks 72 out of 1,947Before him are Cafu (1970), Moacir Barbosa Nascimento (1921), Vicente Feola (1909), Zumbi (1655), Zizinho (1921), and Neymar (1992). After him are Careca (1960), João Goulart (1918), Leonardo Boff (1938), Amarildo Tavares da Silveira (1939), Deodoro da Fonseca (1827), and Jair Marinho (1936).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Tostão ranks 32Before him are Gérson (1941), Kaká (1982), Cafu (1970), Moacir Barbosa Nascimento (1921), Zizinho (1921), and Neymar (1992). After him are Careca (1960), Amarildo Tavares da Silveira (1939), Jair Marinho (1936), Pepe (1935), Hilderaldo Bellini (1930), and Telê Santana (1931).