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Edvaldo Izídio Neto
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Full name Edvaldo Izídio Neto
Date of birth November 12, 1934
Place of birth    Recife, Brazil
Date of death    19 January 2002 (aged 67)
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1949–1950
1951–1958
1958–1961
1961–1963
1964–1967
1967–1968
1968–1969
1969
Sport Recife
Vasco da Gama
Atlético Madrid
Palmeiras
América
Toros Neza
San Diego Toros
Portuguesa


71 (31)



28 0(5)   
National team
Brazil 20 (15)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Vavá, real name Edvaldo Izídio Neto, (born November 12, 1934 in Recife, Brazil - January 19, 2002 in Rio de Janeiro) was a Brazilian football player. His nickname was "Peito de Aço" (Steel Chest). He was a striker (center forwards) for C.R. Vasco da Gama, S.E. Palmeiras and the Brazilian national team.

He received 20 caps with the Brazilian national team, with 15 goals and won both the 1958 and 1962 World Cups (scoring respectively 5 and 4 goals himself).

Vavá scored in the finals of both 1958 (twice) and 1962 (once), thus becoming the first player to score in the final of two different world cups. To this day, only four players achieved this feat, the other three being Pelé, Paul Breitner and Zinedine Zidane. Vavá is also one of only four players to have scored three goals in World Cup finals along with Geoff Hurst, Pelé and Zidane.

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Preceded by
Just Fontaine
FIFA World Cup Golden Shoe
1962
Shared with:
Dražan Jerković,
Garrincha, Flórián Albert,
Leonel Sánchez and
Valentin Ivanov
Succeeded by
Eusébio

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