Edmundo Alves de Souza Neto
(born April 2, 1971 in Niterói), better
known simply as Edmundo, is a Brazilian football
Edmundo played for Brazil
at the 1998 World Cup
. For Palmeiras
, he won the Campeonato Brasileiro
the beginning of the Nineties. For Vasco da Gama
he won 1997's
, scoring 29 goals. In that same year, Vasco da Gama
scored 69 goals.
also scored 6 goals in the same game in 1997, against a club from
Paulo, União São
In 1999 he faced prosecution by animal welfare groups after hiring
an entire circus to perform in his back garden to celebrate his
son's first birthday. At the party he was accused by some
individuals of the press of having a chimpanzee called Pedrinho
drunk on beer and whiskey. Subsequent images of this appeared in the
media (including the February, 2004 issue of the UK version of FHM magazine) and
have passed into football legend. 
. Days later, Edmundo proved those
accusations were false.
In 2005, he signed with Figueirense
and helped the club
avoid relegation. In a match against Palmeiras at Parque
Antártica, he was applauded by the opposing crowd.
ended up signing again with Palmeiras
in 2006, but in
January, he signed with Vasco de
As of the
final rounds of the first stage of the Campeonato Paulista of 2007
(Championship of the State of São Paulo), Edmundo was one of the top scores, leading
Palmeiras to be a team with the second best attack in the
On March 29, 2007, Edmundo played his 200th match with Palmeiras
.On May 13, 2007,
Edmundo scored 2 goals against Flamengo, when
Palmeiras beat Flamengo, 4-2.
On January 22, 2008, Edmundo returned to Vasco da Gama. In an
interview after his club was relegated in Serie B, Edmundo said he
would like to finish his career on a more positive note.
Edmundo & Vasco da Gama: A Complicated History
The history of Edmundo, as a football player, is strongly
intertwined with Vasco da
. In that club he started his first steps in amateur
divisions and as professional.
In 1997 Vasco won the Brazilian
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