Elzo Coelho

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Full name Elzo Aloísio Coelho
Date of birth (1961-01-22) 22 January 1961 (age 58)
Place of birth Machado, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1981 Ginásio Pinhalense ? (?)
1981–1982 Inter de Limeira ? (?)
1982 Amparo ? (?)
1982–1984 Internacional 15 (3)
1984–1987 Atlético Mineiro 56 (3)
1987–1989 Benfica 38 (1)
1989–1991 Palmeiras 16 (0)
1991–1993 Catuense ? (?)
1993 Associação Atlética Caldense ? (?)
Total 125 (7)
National team
1986 Brazil 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Elzo Aloísio Coelho (born 22 January 1961), better known as Elzo, is a retired Brazilian footballer who played for the national team, a number of Brazilian clubs and Portuguese Benfica.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Elzo made 87 appearances in the Campeonato Brasileiro, most of them for Atlético Mineiro.[2] He then played in Benfica. At the 1987–88 European Cup his squad lost the final to PSV Eindhoven after a penalty shoot-out. In the second season he became Portuguese champion. Upon returning home, he joined Palmeiras. Elzo was capped eleven times for Brazil, all between March and June 1986. He played Brazil's all five games at the 1986 FIFA World Cup finals.[3]


Ginásio Pinhalense
Atlético Mineiro


Bola de Prata brasileiro (Placar)
1989 (Palmeiras)


  • He has a twin sister named Elza.
  • In 1985, he was going to play for Palmeiras but he was rejected due a heart problem.
  • Elzo was a commentator for TV Globo in 2002, and had his first experience as a coach in 2005.


  1. ^ "Elzo Aloísio Coelho". Foradejogo.net.
  2. ^ "Futpedia: Elzo (Elzo Aloísio Coelho)" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. Archived from the original on 7 December 2009. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
  3. ^ ElzoFIFA competition record