Jul 7, 2006

Tostao calls for change

Legendary Cruzeiro front man Tostao was one of the superstars of arguably the greatest team to grace the FIFA World Cup, the Brazil side that took home the Jules Rimet Trophy in 1970. The deep-lying centre-forward, renowned for his intelligence and acute positional sense, played a crucial part in that mythical forward line alongside Pele, Jairzinho and the rest.
Eduardo Goncalves de Andrade, to give him his full name, is still the all-time leading scorer in the history of Cruzeiro although a glittering career was cut short after the 1970 triumph, when eye problems caused by a detached retina suffered in 1969 stopped him from helping the Seleção defend their title in 1974.
In an exclusive interview the Brazilian great gave his perspective on his country’s display at 2006 FIFA World Cup, and told us what he would do to bring the Trophy back to Brazil in the near future.

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