Antônio Wilson Vieira Honório
|Full name||Antonio Wilson Vieira Honorio|
|Date of birth||11 June 1943|
|Place of birth||Piracicaba (SP), Brazil|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Antônio Wilson Vieira Honório (born 11 June 1943), nicknamed Coutinho, is a Brazilian former football (soccer) player. He played as a forward for Santos Futebol Clube, being a teammate and one of the best partners of Pelé, and became a member of the Brazilian national team.
Born in Piracicaba, State of São Paulo, Coutinho was spotted at the age of 13 by Santos' coach Luís Alonso Pérez "Lula". One year later he became part of the Santos' lower division. His professional career at Santos took place from 1958 to 1968 and in 1970, periods during which Santos won, among other titles, five Taça Brasil and seven Campeonato Paulista titles, two Copa Libertadores, and two Intercontinental Cups. Coutinho has been named the greatest Santos' player after Pelé, with whom he formed a mythical attacking duo with 1461 goals scored (370 by Coutinho).
Coutinho earned 15 caps and scored 6 goals with the Brazil national football team. He was meant to be a starter in the 1962 FIFA World Cup winning squad, but was sidelined by injury just before the tournament.
- http://www.santosfc.com.br/historia/idolos/detalhes.asp?i=145[permanent dead link]
- Source: http://santos.globo.com/clube_historia_exjogador.php?cod=134&sec=20
- Source: "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-08-18.
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