Elzo Coelho

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Elzo
Personal information
Full name Elzo Aloísio Coelho
Date of birth (1961-01-22) 22 January 1961 (age 53)
Place of birth Machado, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Retired
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1981 Ginásio Pinhalense ? (?)
1981–1982 Inter de Limeira ? (?)
1982 Amparo ? (?)
1982–1984 Internacional 15 (3)
1984–1987 Atlético-MG 56 (3)
1987–1989 Benfica 38 (1)
1989–1991 Palmeiras 16 (0)
1991–1993 Catuense ? (?)
1993 Associação Atlética Caldense ? (?)
National team
1986 Brazil 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Elzo Aloísio Coelho (born 22 January 1961), better known as Elzo, was a Brazilian footballer who played for the Brazil National Team and Benfica.

Playing career[edit]

Elzo made 87 appearances in the Campeonato Brasileiro, most of them for Atlético Mineiro.[1] He was only in Benfica for two seasons, in 1987–88, where he reached the Champions Cup final, lost to Dutch squad PSV Eindhoven (0–0, 5–6 in penalty kicks). Elzo was capped eleven times for Brazil, all between March and June 1986, inclusive. He played Brazil's all five games at the 1986 FIFA World Cup finals.[2]

Awards and honours[edit]

Brazil Ginásio Pinhalense

1979

Brazil Internacional

1982, 1983 and 1984

Brazil Atlético Mineiro

1985 ande 1986

Portugal S. L. Benfica 1 Portuguese Liga – 1988/89

1 Torneio Teresa Herrera – 1987

European Champions Cup Runner-up 1987–88

Individual Bola de Prata brasileiro (Placar) – 1989 (Palmeiras)

Trivia[edit]

  • He has a twin sister named Elza.
  • In 1985 he was going to play for Palmeiras but he was rejected due a heart problem.
  • Elzo was a commentator for TV Globo in 2002, and had his first experience as a coach in 2005.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Futpedia: Elzo (Elzo Aloísio Coelho)" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
  2. ^ ElzoFIFA competition record