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Monday, August 15, 2011


Date Of Birth : 11 July 1949
Position : Goalkeeper
Height : 179 cm
Major Club : Palmeiras
Caps : 80
World Cup Participation : 1970, 1974, 1978, 1986 (14 Games)
Club Honours : 3 Times Brazil National Champion
International Honours : 1978 FIFA World Cup Third Place
1983 Copa America Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : None

1 comment:

  1. Emerson Leao was the third best defender in history according to FIFA. He was dropped by Tele Santana in teh 1982 World Cup. Had he been in goal instead of Valdir Peres who made some blunders, Emerson Leao would have definitely helped Brazil win the 1982 World Cup.

    From 1978 to 1982 he was runner-up with Palmeiras in '78 in the Brazil Cup, runner-up again in 1979 with Vasco da Gama. Then he moved to Gremio and won the Brail Cup in 1980 and was runner-up with Gremio in 1981, not to mention that he also won a couple of State Championships.