Zito (footballer)

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José Ely Miranda
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Personal information
Full name José Ely Miranda
Date of birth (1932-08-08) August 8, 1932 (age 82)
Place of birth Roseira, São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1948–1951 Roseira
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1952–1967 Santos 727 (57)
National team
1955–1964 Brazil 52 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

José Ely de Miranda, best known as Zito (born in Roseira, Vale do Paraiba, August 18, 1932) is a former association footballer who played in defensive midfield.

Biography[edit]

Started career in 1952 and ending in 1967, playing 733 games and scoring 57 goals with Santos FC. He won nine São Paulo State Championships (1955, 1956, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965 and 1967), four consecutive Brazil Cup (1961, 1962, 1963 and 1964) two Copa Libertadores de América (1962 and 1963), two Intercontinental Cups (1962 and 1963) and four Tournaments Rio-São Paulo (1959, 1963, 1964 and 1966). For the Brazilian team he won two FIFA World Cups in 1958 and 1962, scoring a goal in the final of the latter.[1] Today, Zito is the chief manager of Santos Futebol Clube.

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