Edu (footballer, born 1949)

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Edu
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Edu with Santos in 1973
Personal information
Full name Jonas Eduardo Américo
Date of birth (1949-08-06) 6 August 1949 (age 72)
Place of birth Jaú, Brazil
Position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966–1976 Santos 584 (183)
1976 Corinthians 40 (5)
1977 Internacional 9 (2)
1977–1983 Tigres UANL 59 (3)
1983 São Cristovão 0 (0)
1984–1985 Nacional Fast Clube 22 (4)
Total 714 (197)
National team
1966–1976 Brazil 42 (8)
Honours
Men's Football
Representing  Brazil
FIFA World Cup
Winner 1970 Mexico
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Jonas Eduardo Américo, called Edu, (born 6 August 1949) is a former Brazilian footballer.

Edu was born in Jaú, São Paulo. From 1966 to 1985 he played for Santos, Corinthians, Internacional, Tigres UANL (in Mexico), São Cristovão and Nacional Fast Clube.[1] He won five Campeonato Paulista titles (1967, 1968, 1969, 1973, 1977) and received the Brazilian Silver Ball Award in 1971.

With the Brazil national team, Edu played in 42 matches, from June 1966 to June 1976. Edu scored eight goals.[2] He was a 1970 World Champion, and was also selected for Brazil at the 1966 and the 1974 FIFA World Cup. He played once in 1970 and once in 1974. He was also called up for the 1966 FIFA World Cup, at 16 years and 339 days of age at the start of the tournament, being the youngest player to ever be called up for the tournament; however, he did not play in any match.[3]

More recently Edu played in an all-stars masters team in touring friendlies.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Edu". Craques do Brasil nas Copas. CBF. Archived from the original on 29 December 2013. Retrieved 12 July 2010.
  2. National Football Teams
  3. EduFIFA competition record (archived)