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Arthur Antunes Coimbra (Portuguese pronunciation: [aʁˈtuʁ ɐ̃ˈtũnis koˈĩbɾɐ], born 3 March 1953 in Rio de Janeiro), better known as Zico ([ˈziku]), is a Brazilian coach and former footballer 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. Arguably the world's best player of the late 1970s and early 80s, he is regarded as one of the best playmakers and free kick specialists in history, able to bend the ball in all directions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zico has received more than 1,382,445 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 22nd most popular soccer player.

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    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.01

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.04

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Zico ranks 22 out of 13,233Before him are Cesare Maldini, Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, Cristiano Ronaldo, Didi, Just Fontaine, and Francisco Gento. After him are Luis Suárez, Lionel Messi, Sándor Kocsis, Sócrates, László Kubala, and Gunnar Nordahl.

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Among people born in 1953, Zico ranks 3Before him are Xi Jinping and Pierce Brosnan. After him are Moon Jae-in, Herta Müller, Richard Stallman, Brigitte Macron, Kim Basinger, Tony Blair, Norodom Sihamoni, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, and Isabelle Huppert.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Zico ranks 13 out of 1,296Before him are Dilma Rousseff (1947), Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (1945), Michel Temer (1940), Antônio Carlos Jobim (1927), Didi (1928), and Pedro II of Brazil (1825). After him are Sócrates (1954), Jorge Amado (1912), Jair Bolsonaro (1955), Vavá (1934), Mário Zagallo (1931), and Emerson Fittipaldi (1946).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Zico ranks 4Before him are Pelé (1940), Garrincha (1933), and Didi (1928). After him are Sócrates (1954), Vavá (1934), Mário Zagallo (1931), Ronaldo (1976), Carlos Alberto Torres (1944), Nílton Santos (1925), Ronaldinho (1980), and Rivellino (1946).

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