Pita (footballer)

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Pita
Personal information
Full name Edvaldo Oliveira Chaves
Date of birth (1958-08-04) 4 August 1958 (age 56)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder (retired)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1984 Santos
1985–1988 São Paulo
1988–1989 Strasbourg
1989–1990 Guarani
1991–1992 Fujita
1993 Nagoya Grampus Eight
1994 Internacional-Limeira
National team
1980–1987 Brazil 7 (0)
Teams managed
1999 São Paulo
2000 Santos
2001 Urawa Red Diamonds
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Edvaldo Oliveira Chaves, best known as Pita (born in Nilópolis, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil, 4 August 1958) is a former association footballer in offensive midfielder role, currently works as General Manager by Desportivo Brasil.

Career[edit]

In career he played for clubs Santos FC (1978–1984), São Paulo (1985–1988), RC Strasbourg in France (1988–1989), Guarani (1989–1990),[1] in Japan J. League Division 1 with Fujita and Nagoya Grampus Eight (1990–1993), and closed career with Inter Limeira in 1994.

Titles[edit]

He won three São Paulo State League (1978, 1985, 1987), and one Brazilian League (1986). For Brazil national football team he got 7 international caps from 1980 and won the 1987 Pan American Games.

Club career statistics[edit]

[2]

Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Brazil League
1977 Santos Série A 3 1
1978 13 3
1979 0 0
1980 Série A 18 1
1981 4 1
1982 15 3
1983 24 4
1984 17 3
1985 São Paulo Série A 20 4
1986 30 5
1987 14 2
1988 0 0
France League
1988/89 Strasbourg Division 1 20 6
Brazil League
1989 Guarani Série A 15 0
1990 Série B 0 0
Japan League
1991/92 Fujita JSL Division 2 27 12
1992 Football League 15 4
1993 Nagoya Grampus Eight J. League 1 8 2
Country Brazil 173 27
France 20 6
Japan 50 16
Total 243 49

International career statistics[edit]

Brazil national team
Year Apps Goals
1980 2 0
1981 1 0
1982 0 0
1983 2 0
1984 0 0
1985 0 0
1986 0 0
1987 2 0
Total 7 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Futpedia: Pita (Edivaldo de Oliveira Chaves)" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. Retrieved 16 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Pita at National-Football-Teams.com