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. 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.
In 1999, Zico came eighth in the FIFA Player of the Century grand jury vote, and in 2004 was named in the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players. As stated by Pelé himself, “throughout the years, the one player that came closest to me was Zico”.
With 48 goals in 71 official appearances for Brazil, Zico is the fifth highest goal scorer for his national team. He represented Brazil in the 1978, 1982 and 1986 World Cups. The 1982 squad is considered one of the greatest Brazilian national squads ever. Zico is often considered one of the best players in football history not to have been a member of a World Cup winning squad.
Sócrates was capped sixty times for Brazil between May 1979 and June 1986. He played for, and captained, Brazil in the 1982 World Cup, partnering Cerezo, Falcao and Zico in midfield. He scored twice in that tournament, one of them being a marvellous goal against the Soviet Union when he dribbled past two players before firing it home from long range. Brazil didn’t reach the semifinals in that tournament, but played some wonderful football.
Here is a rare 16×12 inch photo dual signed by Brazilian legends Zico & Sócrates celebrating during the classic Brazil Vs Italy match at the 1982 World Cup Finals.
The photo was personally signed at signing sessions carried out and attended by Allstarsignings in Birmingham, 18th March 2009 & Milan, 24th September 2022
The item comes with an Allstarsignings certificate of authenticity which will have photographic proof inserted into it and our tamper-proof hologram.
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