Vavá

Vavá
Personal information
Full nameEdvaldo Jizídio Neto
Date of birth(1934-11-12)12 November 1934
Place of birthRecife, Brazil
Date of death19 January 2002(2002-01-19) (aged 67)
Place of deathRio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing positionForward
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1949–1950Sport Recife
1951–1958Vasco da Gama
1958–1961Atlético Madrid71(31)
1961–1963Palmeiras
1964–1967América
1967–1968Toros Neza
1968San Diego Toros28(5)
1969Portuguesa
National team
1955–1964Brazil20(15)
Teams managed
1971–1972Córdoba
1974–1975Córdoba
1977–1978Granada
1984–1985Al Rayyan
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Edvaldo Jizídio Neto (12 November 1934 – 19 January 2002), commonly known as Vavá, was a Brazilian footballer who is widely considered one of the best strikers of his generation. His nickname was "Peito de Aço" (Steel Chest). He played as a main striker (or centre forward) for Sport Club do Recife, C.R. Vasco da Gama, S.E. Palmeiras and the Brazilian national team.

International career

Vava earned 20 caps with the Brazilian national football team between 1955 and 1964, scoring a total of 15 goals. He was on the side that won both the 1958 and 1962 World Cup, in which he scored 5 and 4 goals, respectively. Furthermore, he was a joint recipient of the 1962 World Cup Golden Shoe award, as one of the tournaments top scorers.

Vavá scored in the final 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.

Other Languages
العربية: فافا
বাংলা: ভাভা
беларуская: Вава
български: Вава
čeština: Vavá
dansk: Vavá
Deutsch: Vavá
español: Vavá
فارسی: واوا
français: Vavá
galego: Vavá
italiano: Vavá
עברית: ואוה
ქართული: ვავა
magyar: Vavá
Malagasy: Vavá
norsk: Vavá
norsk nynorsk: Edvaldo Izídio Neto
polski: Vavá
português: Vavá
Runa Simi: Vavá
русский: Вава
Simple English: Vavá
slovenčina: Vavá
suomi: Vavá
svenska: Vavá
Türkçe: Vavá
українська: Вава
Tiếng Việt: Vavá