Zico was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Mar. 3, 1953. Known as a famous and excellent attacking midfielder of Brazil, he was widely regarded as a creative footballer for his distinguished competitiveness in outstanding technique, vision as well as pass. As the fifth highest goal-scorer of Brazil national football team, he played for Brazil squad in 71 matches, winning 48 goals in his whole international playing career. Having participated three World Cups in 1978, 1982 and 1986, he spared no efforts at these international competitions, simply ending with no titles and accolades of them.

At the very beginning, Zico was not physically strong. After hard work with special diet provided by his team, he turned to be a professional football player with strong body. All these contribute to his wonderful and great successes achievements in football, laying a solid foundation for later successes. For outstanding performances in football, he played for many football clubs successively, such as Flamengo, Udinese and Kashima Antlers.

Ruud van Nistelrooy


Ruud van Nistelrooy was born in Oss, North Brabant, Netherlands on Jul. 1, 1976. As a famous former striker and the fourth –highest goal-scorer, he was known for outstanding performances and unremitting efforts on football fields. In 1993, he started his professional playing career with Netherlands second division side. After winning 12 goals in 31 matches in the 1996-97 campaign, he became a professional football player of Heerenveen, where he won 13 goals in 31 matches with the club.

After played with the club in a season, he transferred to PSV for a then-record transfer fee. In this season with PVS, he won 31 goals in 34 matches, obtaining splendid achievements. In addition to football clubs referred above, he also played for Manchester United, Real Madrid, Hamburger SV and Málaga. For distinguished talents and outstanding performances at many important games, he also capped for the Netherlands national football team for 70 times, winning 35 goals for his team. After his playing career, he devoted himself to coaching intern work with the U17.