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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. One of the world's best players of the late 1970s and early 1980s, 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 1,423,074 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Zico is the 16th most popular soccer player (up from 22nd in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Brazil (up from 13th in 2019) 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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  • 71

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  • 3.06

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Among soccer players, Zico ranks 16 out of 16,923Before him are Lev Yashin, Giuseppe Meazza, Zinedine Zidane, Cesare Maldini, George Best, and Santiago Bernabéu Yeste. After him are Michel Platini, Just Fontaine, Didi, Luis Suárez, Mário Zagallo, and Josef Bican.

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Among people born in 1953, Zico ranks 3Before him are Xi Jinping and Moon Jae-in. After him are Pierce Brosnan, Norodom Sihamoni, Herta Müller, Kim Basinger, Jeffrey Epstein, Brigitte Macron, Ahmad Shah Massoud, Richard Stallman, and Isabelle Huppert.

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Among people born in Brazil, Zico ranks 8 out of 1,947Before him are Garrincha (1933), Paulo Coelho (1947), Oscar Niemeyer (1907), Ayrton Senna (1960), Jair Bolsonaro (1955), and Dilma Rousseff (1947). After him are Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (1945), Michel Temer (1940), Didi (1928), Pedro II of Brazil (1825), Jorge Amado (1912), and Mário Zagallo (1931).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Zico ranks 3Before him are Pelé (1940) and Garrincha (1933). After him are Didi (1928), Mário Zagallo (1931), Sócrates (1954), Ronaldo (1976), Vavá (1934), Rivellino (1946), Carlos Alberto Torres (1944), Ronaldinho (1980), and Nílton Santos (1925).

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