Sérgio Echigo

Sérgio Echigo (セルジオ 越後, Serujio Echigo, born 28 July 1945) is a "Nisei" Japanese Brazilian former footballer who played as a midfielder.

Sergio Echigo
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Personal information
Full name Sergio Echigo
Date of birth (1945-07-28) 28 July 1945 (age 75)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1965 Corinthians 11 (0)
1967–1968 Trespontano ? (?)
1971 Bragantino ? (?)
? Paulista ? (?)
1972–1974 Towa Estate Development 40 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He joined the Corinthians in 1963 and played for Towa Real Estate S.C. in the Japan Soccer League between 1972 and 1974.

Playing styleEdit

A highly technical player, Echigo was renowned for his feints and dribbling skills.[1][2] He is responsible for inventing the dribbling move known as 'Elastico', or 'flip-flap', a move which Brazilian legend Rivelino acquired from him and perfected while they were teammates at Corinthians in 1964.[3]

HonoursEdit

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Towa Estate Development

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Placar Magazine - 10 1994 p.1097 期 - 杂志 -"O mérito cabe ao ex- jogador Sérgio Echigo, que jogou nos aspirantes do Corinthians. "O Echigo era um ..."
  2. ^ Olivetto Corinthians x Outros 2012 "O mais desconcertante desses dribles era chamado de “elástico”, uma jogada criada pelo nissei Sérgio Echigo, seu companheiro no fantástico time corintiano de aspirantes de 1964. “Que drible foi ..."
  3. ^ "Exclusive interview: Rivellino". footballqatar.com. 20 June 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2014.

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