Toninho Guerreiro

Antônio Ferreira (10 August 1942 – 26 January 1990), usually known as Toninho Guerreiro, was a Brazilian international soccer player. He was born in Bauru and died in São Paulo.

Toninho Guerreiro
Personal information
Full name Antônio Ferreira
Date of birth (1942-08-10)10 August 1942
Place of birth Bauru, Brazil
Date of death 26 January 1990(1990-01-26) (aged 47)
Place of death Bauru, Brazil
Playing position Centre forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1962 Noroeste
1963–1969 Santos
1969–1974 São Paulo
1973Flamengo (loan)
1974Operário de Campo Grande (loan)
1975 Noroeste
National team
1968–1969 Brazil
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He played for Santos FC with Pelé as a forward in the 1960s scoring 238 goals in 373 games (.758 goals per game) scoring more goals than Pelé in 66 and 68. He is Santos FC 4th highest top scorer of all time. He won Copa Libertadores and World Club Cup in 1963.

He also played for São Paulo FC in the 1970s where he won the Paulista Championship twice being their top scorer.

Many[who?] say he should have gone to the 1970 FIFA World Cup and was on João Saldanha's list. In the end, Dadá Maravilha took his place and the rumour is that he made it because of Brazil President's wish. He played only once for Brazil scoring a single goal.


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