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For the other player named Chicão, see Anderson Sebastião Cardoso.
Personal information
Full name Francisco Jezuíno Avanzi
Date of birth (1949-01-30)January 30, 1949
Place of birth Brazil
Date of death October 8, 2008(2008-10-08) (aged 59)
National team

Francisco Jezuíno Avanzi (30 January 1949 – 8 October 2008), best known as Chicão, was a Brazilian association football player in defensive midfielder role. He was born in Piracicaba, São Paulo State.

In his career (1968–1985) he played for several clubs: XV de Piracicaba, União Barbarense, São Bento, Ponte Preta, São Paulo FC, Atlético Mineiro, Santos FC, Londrina, Corinthians Presidente Prudente, Botafogo-SP and Mogi Mirim.

He won one São Paulo State League (1975), one Brazilian League (1977) and one Minas Gerais State League (1980). For the Brazil national football team he got nine international caps, from February 1976 to August 1979, never scored a goal, and was on their roster for 1978 FIFA World Cup, playing in three games.[1]

He died in October 2008 from cancer in São Paulo.


  1. ^ Chicão Statistics FIFA. Retrieved 4 February 2010.

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