Paulo Cézar Caju
|Full name||Paulo Cézar Lima|
|Date of birth||16 June 1949|
|Place of birth||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|1966–1967||Junior de Barranquilla|
|1980||Vasco da Gama|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Paulo Cézar Lima (born 16 June 1949 in Rio de Janeiro), commonly known as Caju, is a former football player from Brazil. He played as a midfielder or forward for many teams in Brazil and also played one year for Olympique de Marseille, a Ligue 1 team in France.
He spent his early years in Honduras, because his father was Club Deportivo Olimpia manager during the early 1960s. In the mid 1960s his father took him to Colombia, where his father managed Junior de Barranquilla, club in which Caju debuted as a professional. Caju was most widely known as a member of the Brazilian national team in the World Cup in 1970 and in 1974. With the Brazilian national team he collected 57 caps and 10 goals. This recognition, in an era dominated by Pelé, Tostao, Rivelino and Jairzinho, is impressive. In fact, he featured heavily in the national team throughout very successful years.
Caju began his career with Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas, where his team won the Campeonato Carioca (championship of the state of Rio de Janeiro) several times and many more trophies in the end became one of Botafogo de Futebol e Regatass all-time greatest and most honoured players.
Caju featured in the Brazilian Bola de Ouro team of the season in Brazil in the seasons 1970, 1972, 1976, 1977.
In the 1990s, Paulo César Lima was the subject of a documentary film by João Moreira Salles The documentary depicts his flamboyance on and off the field during his days as a football player, and the difficult adjustments he had to make afterwards, outside of the limelight, and surviving on his income as a landlord.
- 1966–1967 Junior de Barranquilla -Colombia
- 1967–1972 Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas
- 1972–1974 Clube de Regatas do Flamengo
- 1974–1975 Olympique de Marseille
- 1975–1977 Fluminense Football Club
- 1977–1978 Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas
- 1978–1979 Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense
- 1980 Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama
- 1981 Sport Club Corinthians Paulista
- 1982–1983 AS Aix
- 1983 Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense
- Brazilian Bola de Prata (Placar): 1970, 1972, 1976, 1977
- Rio state league's top scorer: 1971
References and footnotes
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- One of three soccer-related documentaries released in 2006 in a boxed set called Futebol.
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