Geraldo Francisco dos Santos

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Zizinho
Personal information
Full name Geraldo Francisco dos Santos
Date of birth (1962-06-11) 11 June 1962 (age 54)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Playing position Midfielder[1]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1982 América
1982–1983 León
1983–1984 América
1984–1985 Necaxa
1986–1987 FAS
1987–1989 Monterrey
1990–1991 León
1993–1997 Monterrey La Raza (indoor)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.


Geraldo Francisco dos Santos (born 11 June 1962) is a Brazilian former professional footballer nicknamed Zizinho who played as a midfielder.[1]

Career[edit]

Born in São Paulo, Brazil,[2] dos Santos began his professional career in Mexico in 1980 with América. He also played for León and Necaxa, making a total of 135 appearances, scoring 27 goals, in the Primera División de México.[3]

Dos Santos played in MISL for Los Angeles Lazers for the 1986 and 1987 seasons.[4][5]

Dos Santos later played for Monterrey La Raza, an indoor team that played in the Continental Indoor Soccer League, between 1993 and 1997.

Personal life[edit]

He has three Mexican sons, all players who have elected to represent to their country at international level - Éder (born 1984), Giovani (born 1989) and Jonathan (born 1990).[1][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "La familia Dos Santos, ante un partido que une raíces" [The Dos Santos family, before a match which unites roots] (in Spanish). Marca. 16 June 2014. Retrieved 27 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Player profile" (in Portuguese). Brazilian Football Confederation. Retrieved 17 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "Player profile" (in Spanish). Medio Tiempo. Retrieved 17 June 2010. 
  4. ^ MISL career stats
  5. ^ http://www.footballzz.com/jogador.php?id=206829 Zizinho
  6. ^ Arielle Castillo (15 July 2015). "Giovani Dos Santos 101: Everything you need to know about the LA Galaxy's new Designated Player". MLS Soccer. Retrieved 27 September 2015.