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Eduardo Antunes Coimbra

Edu Antunes
Personal information
Full name Eduardo Antunes Coimbra
Date of birth (1947-02-05) February 5, 1947
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Iraq (Assistant manager)
Youth career
1960–1966 América
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966–1974 América 402 (212)
1975 Vasco da Gama
1975 Bahia
1975–1976 Flamengo 24 (6)
1976–1977 Colorado
1978 Joinville
1979 Brasília
1980–1981 Campo Grande
National team
1967–1974 Brazil 54 (6)
Teams managed
1982 América
1983–1984 Brazil
1984–1985 Vasco da Gama
1986 Iraq
1987 Joinville
1987 Criciúma
1988 Barcelona de Guayaquil
1989 Coritiba
1990 Botafogo
1991 Veracruz
1992 Sport Boys
1992 Remo
1994 Campo Grande
1995 Kashima Antlers
2002–2006 Japan (assistant)
2006–2008 Fenerbahçe (assistant)
2008–2009 Bunyodkor (assistant)
2009 CSKA (assistant)
2009–2010 Olympiakos (assistant)
2011– Iraq (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Eduardo Antunes Coimbra (born on February 5, 1947), better known as Edu, is a former Brazilian footballer who played as an attacking midfielder and went on to become a manager.


He was one of the most talented dribblers of the 1970s and is considered one of the best players in América Football Club's history. He scored 212 goals for América—which makes him the second highest scorer for the club—and also played for Vasco da Gama, Bahia and Flamengo.

Early life

Edu came from a lower-middle-class family, in the suburbs of Quintino, Rio de Janeiro. His father was a goalkeeper and three of his brothers were professional footballers as well. However the most famous was Zico.


They played together in 1976 in Flamengo.

Coaching career

He was a member of Zico's veteran team in Turkey during the coaching period of his brother Zico at Fenerbahce. The team has Brazilian members as Roberto Carlos's father Oscar Silva, Edu's brother and Fenerbahçe Manager Zico, Fenerbahçe Conditioner Moraci Vasconcelos Sant'anna (who was 3 World Cup coach of Brazil), Marco Aurélio's uncle Sebastião and Edu Dracena's brother whom were all playing or coaching for Fenerbahçe at that time.

He was also the assistant manager of Russia club CSKA Moscow, the team formerly managed by his brother and Brazil soccer legend Zico.

He is currently the assistant manager of Iraq national football team.





External links

  • Fenerbahçe SK official website
  • Profil on
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