He played left-back with Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas and the Brazilian national team. He played the Football World Cup 1974. He was a skillful and innovative left lateral who was considered at the time one of the top players at his position. He was a complete player who was strong on defense but also enjoyed joining the attack and did so very effectively, and is considered a pioneer, becoming very influential in helping the lateral position evolve into what it is in today's Brazilian football.
He travelled the world and played for many different clubs in Brazil, the USA and Germany, always showing great skill and quality, but not settling anywhere for too long. His longest stint was at Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas where he stayed four years from 1972 to 1976. In 1981 at São Paulo FC he won the Paulista title.
In 1991, he was hired to coach the El Paso Patriots, an amateur team competing in the Southwest Independent Soccer League.
1968 – 1968: Riachuelo (Brazil)
1969 – 1970: ABC Futebol Clube (Brazil)
1970 – 1972: Clube Náutico Capibaribe
1972 – 1976: Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas
1977 – 1978: Fluminense Football Club
1979 – 1979: New York Cosmos (US)
1980 – 1980: Fort Lauderdale Strikers (US)
1981 – 1983: São Paulo Futebol Clube (Brazil)
1983 – 1983: Bangu Atlético Clube (Brazil)
1984 – 1984: Fortaleza Esporte Clube (Brazil)
1985 – 1985: América de Natal (Brazil)
1986 – 1987: Los Angeles Heat (US)
1987 – 1988: Harlekin Augsburg (Germany)
He received the “Brazilian Silver ball” in 1972, 1973 and 1981.
however... he is understimated cause the media boom wasnt so big in the 70's.
he is much better than roberto carlos or junior and nilton santos
did u guys ever heard about him?
i would like to know the opinion of JCAMILO AND GRINCH AND ZE DA FIEL......
about this incredible revolutionary left back. he was the first left back who actually ATTACKED!