Name Edu Coimbra
|Full name Eduardo Antunes Coimbra|
Date of birth (1947-02-05) February 5, 1947 (age 68)
Current team Iraq (Assistant manager)
Nephews Bruno Coimbra, Arthur Antunes Coimbra, Thiago Coimbra
Similar People Zico, Thiago Coimbra, Arthur Antunes Coimbra
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Eduardo Antunes Coimbra (born 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.
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.
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.