Dido (footballer)

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Dido
Personal information
Full name Edson Silva
Date of birth (1962-06-27) June 27, 1962 (age 52)
Place of birth Brazil
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Flamengo
1984–1986 Santos 2 (0)
1986–1996 Beitar Jerusalem 22 (0)
Teams managed
1996 Maccabi Lazarus Holon
2001–2002 Vietnam
2005 Chinese Taipei
2009 Bangladesh
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

Edson Silva, also known by the nickname Dido (born June 27, 1962),[1] is a former Brazilian association football player who played for Campeonato Brasileiro Série A clubs Flamengo and Santos. He holds a Dutch passport.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Dido played as a midfielder[1] for Campeonato Brasileiro Série A clubs Flamengo and Santos.[2] As a Santos player, he played two Série A games in 1984.[3] He has also played in Israel, moving to the country[4] to join Beitar Jerusalem,[5] where he retired in 1996,[6] and started a coaching career,[2] as Maccabi Lazarus Holon's head coach.[6]

Coaching career[edit]

He coached the national teams of Vietnam in 2001 and in 2002,[7][8] Chinese Taipei in 2005,[6] and was hired on December 31, 2008[9] to coach Bangladesh until this contract was terminated on November 10, 2009 prior to the SAFF Cup.[2][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dido" (in Portuguese). Futpédia. Retrieved December 31, 2008. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Brasileiro assume o comando da seleção de Bangladesh" (in Portuguese). Estadão. December 31, 2008. Retrieved December 31, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Dido - todos os jogos" (in Portuguese). Futpédia. Retrieved December 31, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Soccer-Brazilian Dido to coach Bangladesh". Reuters India. March 31, 2008. Retrieved December 31, 2008. 
  5. ^ "Vietnam sacks national coach Dido". CNN SI. September 25, 2001. Retrieved December 31, 2008. 
  6. ^ a b c "Bangladesh To Go For Brazilian Boss". goal.com. December 31, 2008. Retrieved April 12, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Vietnam beats Brunei 5-1 in SEA Games". CNN SI. September 4, 2001. Retrieved December 31, 2008. 
  8. ^ "Calisto signs for a second stint as Vietnam coach". CBS. March 31, 2008. Retrieved December 31, 2008. 
  9. ^ "Brazilian Dido to coach Bangladesh". FIFA.com. December 31, 2008. Retrieved December 31, 2008. [dead link]
  10. ^ "Worry over Aminul". The Daily Star. November 14, 2009. Retrieved November 14, 2009.