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Brazilian soccer legend Zito dies aged 82

  • Zito, the former Brazil midfielder who played in two squads that won the World Cups in 1958 and 1962, has died aged 82.

    Zito, whose full name was Jose Ely de Miranda, played more than 50 matches for Brazil and 733 games for Santos, the Sao Paulo club.

    As part of the Brazilian team which had greats like Pele and Garrincha, Zito formed a formidable midfield partnership with Didi.

    In the 1962 World Cup final, Zito scored the second goal as Brazil defeated Czechoslovakia 3-1 to lift the cup.

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