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Arthur Antunes Coimbra (Portuguese pronunciation: [aʁˈtuʁ ɐ̃ˈtũnis koˈĩbɾɐ], born 3 March 1953), better known as Zico ([ˈziku]), is a Brazilian football coach and former player who played as an attacking midfielder. Often called the "White Pelé", he was a creative playmaker, with excellent technical skills, vision and an eye for goal, who is considered one of the most clinical finishers and best passers ever, as well as one of the greatest players of all time. He is also widely regarded as the greatest Brazilian to never win the World Cup. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zico has received more than 1,441,900 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 71 in 2019). Zico is the 18th most popular soccer player (down from 16th in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Brazil and the 3rd most popular Brazilian Soccer Player.

Zico is most famous for being the leader of Block B, a Korean hip-hop group.

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  • 70.34

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  • 69

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  • 10.98

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.87

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Zico ranks 18 out of 16,880Before him are Giuseppe Meazza, Josef Bican, George Best, Michel Platini, Cesare Maldini, and Cristiano Ronaldo. After him are Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, Luis Suárez, Francisco Gento, Lionel Messi, Bobby Charlton, and Raymond Kopa.

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Among people born in 1953, Zico ranks 4Before him are Xi Jinping, Moon Jae-in, and Pierce Brosnan. After him are Ahmad Shah Massoud, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Brigitte Macron, Herta Müller, Norodom Sihamoni, Kim Basinger, Isabelle Huppert, and Richard Clayderman.

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Among people born in Brazil, Zico ranks 8 out of 2,067Before him are Paulo Coelho (1947), Garrincha (1933), Oscar Niemeyer (1907), Ayrton Senna (1960), Jair Bolsonaro (1955), and Dilma Rousseff (1947). After him are Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (1945), Pedro II of Brazil (1825), Rivellino (1946), Mário Zagallo (1931), Jorge Amado (1912), and Emerson Fittipaldi (1946).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Zico ranks 3Before him are Pelé (1940) and Garrincha (1933). After him are Rivellino (1946), Mário Zagallo (1931), Sócrates (1954), Didi (1928), Carlos Alberto Torres (1944), Vavá (1934), Ronaldinho (1980), Ronaldo (1976), and Romário (1966).

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