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This is a Portuguese name; the first family name is Soares and the second is da Silva.
Zizinho
Personal information
Full name Thomaz Soares da Silva
Date of birth September 14, 1921(1921-09-14)
Place of birth    Niterói, Brazil
Date of death    February 7, 2002 (aged 80)
Height 1.72m (5ft 8in)
Playing position Inside Right
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1939-1950
1951-1957
1957-1959
1959-1960
1961-1962
Flamengo
Bangu Atlético Clube
São Paulo Futebol Clube
Uberaba Sport Club
Audax Italiano
172 0(88)   
National team
1942-57 Brazil 053 0(30)

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

Thomaz Soares da Silva, also known as Zizinho, (born October 14, 1921 – died February 8, 2002) was a Brazilian football player, who played as an attacking midfielder) or winger for Brazil's national team. He came to international prominence at the 1950 World Cup, where scored two goals. He was renowned for his incredible array of skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting with both feet as well as dead ball ability and extraordinary vision.

Born at Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, he played for Flamengo, Bangu, São Paulo FC, Audax Italiano of Chile among others teams. In Flamengo, he won state championships in 1942, 1943 and 1944.

In the 1950 World Cup he helped Brazil to progress to the final, but their surprise 2-1 defeat to Uruguay tarnished his reputation. Zizinho played a total of 53 times for his national team, scoring 30 goals.He twice turned down last minute invitation's by the cbd to join up with the 1954 & 1958 world cup squads citing the reason that it would be unfair on the player being dropped at the last second to make way for him.

Pelé always said that Zizinho was the best player he ever saw. "He was a complete player. He played in midfield, in attack, he scored goals, he could mark, head and cross."[1]

He came in 4th place in the IFFHS Brazilian Player of the 20th Century.

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Simple English

Zizinho
Personal information
Full name Thomaz Soares da Silva
Date of birth 14 September 1922(1922-09-14)
Place of birth    São Gonçalo, Brazil
Date of death    7 February 2002 (aged 79)
Playing position Striker (retired)
Senior clubs
Years Club
1939-1950
1950-1957
1957-1959
1959-1960
1961-1962
Flamengo
Bangu
São Paulo
Uberaba
Audax Italiano La Florida
National team
1942-1957 Brazil

Zizinho (14 September 19227 February 2002) was a former Brazilian football player. He has played for Brazil national team.

International career statistics

[1]

Brazil national team
YearAppsGoals
194242
194300
194400
194594
194676
194700
194800
194975
195073
195100
195200
195351
195400
195512
195675
195762
Total5330

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