Geraldo Francisco dos Santos

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Zizinho
Personal information
Full name Geraldo Francisco dos Santos
Date of birth (1962-06-11) 11 June 1962 (age 52)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1982 América 23 (5)
1982–1983 León 37 (10)
1983–1984 América 27 (5)
1984–1985 Necaxa 25 (4)
1986–1987 FAS ? (?)
1987–1989 Monterrey 23 (3)
1993–1997 Monterrey La Raza (indoor) ? (?)
Total 135 (27)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Geraldo Francisco dos Santos (born 11 June 1962) is a Brazilian former professional footballer nicknamed Zizinho.

Career[edit]

Born in São Paulo, Brazil,[1] dos Santos began his professional career in Mexico in 1980 with América. He also played for León and Necaxa, making a total of 135 appearances, scoring 27 goals, in the Primera División de México.[2]

Dos Santos played in MISL for Los Angeles Lazers for the 1986 and 1987 seasons.[3][4]

Dos Santos later played for Monterrey La Raza, an indoor team that played in the Continental Indoor Soccer League, between 1993 and 1997.

Personal life[edit]

He has three Mexican sons, all players who have elected to represent to their country at international level - Éder (born 1984), Giovani (born 1989) and Jonathan (born 1990).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player profile" (in Portuguese). Brazilian Football Confederation. Retrieved 17 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Player profile" (in Spanish). Medio Tiempo. Retrieved 17 June 2010. 
  3. ^ MISL career stats
  4. ^ http://www.footballzz.com/jogador.php?id=206829 Zizinho