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.
Here is an official retro 1982 Brazil World Cup shirt signed by Brazilian Legend Zico.
The shirt was personally signed at a signing session carried out and attended by Allstarsignings in 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.