Jairzinho

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Birthday
25, 1944
Birthplace
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
25, 1944 (age 74)
Birthplace
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

About

Brazilian legend who led the iconic Brazilian national team to victory at the 1970 World Cup and is credited for discovering another Brazilian legend: Ronaldo. He starred for Botafogo for 16 years, scoring 186 goals in 413 appearances.

Before Fame

He grew up idolizing Brazilian star Garrincho and debuted professionally in 1959.

Trivia

He scored in every round of the 1970 World Cup, seven goals in all, and did it after recovering from a broken right leg.

Family Life

He grew up in the soccer-obsessed capital of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro.

Associated With

He was listed the 27th best player of the 20th century by World Soccer magazine, just ahead of Zinedine Zidane.