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Date Of Birth : 25 December 1944
Position : Right-Winger
Nation : Brazil
Height : 173 cm
Major Club : Botafogo
Caps : 81 Games (33 Goals)
Professional Score Record : 197 Goals/ 441 Games
World Cup Participation : 1974 (16 Games with 9 goals)
Club Honours : 2 Times Campeonato Carioca
1976 Copa Libertadores Cup
International Honours : 1970 FIFA World Cup Champion
Individual Achievement : 1970 FIFA World Cup All-Star Team
1972 Bronze Ball South American Footballer of The Year
Brazil Footballer Museum Hall Of Fame

Jairzinho is one of five players in The 1970 World Cup Champion Brazil team which is considered as the greatest team in history of the game. A high speed powerful winger, During World Cup 1970, He scored in every game Brazil played. In doing so, he became one of only 3 players - the others being Alcides Ghiggia and Just Fontaine - in the history of the World Cup to have scored in every game of the tournament. Jairzinho was a worthy successor to Garrincha in both the Botafogo and Brazil team although his style was not elegant but full of his devastating bursts of speed combined with lethal shooting and also superb passing. He never complained and performed his duties impeccably. His scintillating pace turned defenses inside out, exposing the opponent’s goalkeepers. He tied with Dragan Dzajic as the best wingers in the world between lately 60s to early 70s

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