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.