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Tostão
Personal information
Full name Eduardo Gonçalves de Andrade
Date o birth (1947-01-25) 25 Januar 1947 (age 71)
Place o birth Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Hicht 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playin poseetion Forrit
Youth career
1961 Cruzeiro
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962–1963 América (MG) 26 (16)
1964–1971 Cruzeiro 378 (249)
1972–1973 Vasco da Gama 45 (6)
Naitional team
1966–1972 Brazil 54 (32)
* Senior club appearances an goals coontit for the domestic league anerly

Eduardo Gonçalves de Andrade (born 25 Januar 1947), aka Tostão, is a retired Brazilian fitbawer who played as a forward. He is a medical doctor.

In his prime, he wis considered ane o the best players in the warld, while contributin wi mony assists thanks tae his passin abilities an aw. He played maist o his 11-year career wi Cruzeiro.

Tostão representit Brazil in twa Warld Cups, winnin the toornament in 1970.

Fitbaa career[eedit | eedit soorce]

Born in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Eduardo Andrade receivit, lik the vast majority o Brazilian fitbawers, a elk-name early intae his fitbaw career, bein dubbit 'Tostão' (little coin). Legend haes it that as a sax-year auld schuil boy he nettit 47 goals in ane gemme for his primar schuil fitbaw team.

Tostão made his profeesional debuts agit anerly 15, for local América Futebol Clube (MG), returnin efter twa years tae Cruzeiro Esporte Clube, whaur he haed stairtit his youth career. Awtho bein a centre midfielder, he wis crouned the Campeonato Mineiro's tapscorer on three consecutive occasions, the first in 1966, an left the club as its aw-time scorer, wi a tot o 242 league goals.

In the 1970 FIFA Warld Cup, improvisit as a forward, Tostão scored twa o his 32 goals for Brazil, as the naitional team wan its third trophy, whilst fyndin the net on 19 occasions. The previous year, efter bein hit in the face bi a baw durin a match against Sport Club Corinthians Paulista, he suffered a detached retina frae which he niver fully recovered. In Apryle 1972, he signed for CR Vasco da Gama for a then record fee in the kintra but, efter guid oweraw displays, wis forcit tae retire frae the geme at anerly 27, efter his sicht problems resurfacit.

Weary o fitbaw an fame, Tostão became a medical doctor, but ultimately rejyned the fitbawin warld, wirking as a jurnalist an pundit on TV.[1][2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Robinho career at crossroads; BBC Sport, 20 December 2004
  2. Controversy on the road to 1,000; BBC Sport, 21 March 2007

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