Former Brazilian striker who earned FIFA World Cup Silver Boot honors for his performance in the 1986 World Cup.
He began his soccer career with Brazil's Guarani Futebol Clube in 1976.
He was a member of the Brazilian National team from 1982 to 1993.
His parents gave him the nickname "Careca" because of his admiration for a famous Brazilian clown of the same name.
He played alongside former star Ronaldo on the Brazilian national team.