Tostao, whose real name is Eduardo Gonçalves de Andrade, is a retired Brazilian footballer who is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in Brazilian football history. Born on January 25, 1947, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tostao began his professional career with Cruzeiro in 1963.
Tostao was a technically gifted player whose playing style was characterized by his skill, vision, and ability to score goals. He was known for his incredible ball control, his precise passing, and his clinical finishing. Tostao played as a forward or attacking midfielder and was a key player in Brazil's 1970 World Cup-winning team.
Tostao's most significant achievement came in the 1970 World Cup, where he helped Brazil to win their third World Cup title. He scored four goals in the tournament, including one in the final against Italy. Tostao's performances throughout the tournament earned him a place in the tournament's All-Star team.
Tostao also had a successful club career, playing for several Brazilian and Mexican clubs, including Cruzeiro, Vasco da Gama, and Puebla. He won numerous domestic and international titles throughout his career, including two Copa Libertadores titles and one Intercontinental Cup with Cruzeiro.
After retiring from playing, Tostao became a doctor and continued to work in football as a journalist and commentator. He is also known for his contributions to football as a scholar and analyst, having written several books on the subject, including "The Art of Football" and "A Philosophy of Football."
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