Top 20 Footballers That Will Be Legends Forever – Lionel Messi Not On The List


19. Zico (Arthur Antunes Coimbra)


Arthur Antunes Coimbra,  born 3 March 1953 in Rio de Janeiro), better known as Zico, 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.

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.

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