Arthur Antunes Coimbra (born 3 March 1953 in Rio de Janeiro), better known as Zico is a Brazilian coach and former footballer. Often called the "White Pelé", he is commonly considered one of the most skilled finishers and one of the best passers ever, and possibly the world's best player of the late 70's and early 80's. He is also considered one of the best playmakers and free kick specialists, able to bend the ball in all directions with pace. In 1999, Zico came eighth in the FIFA Player of the Century grand jury vote. In 2004, he was named one of the 125 greatest living footballers at a FIFA awards ceremony. According to Pelé, generally considered the best footballer ever, "throughout the years, the one player that came closest to me was Zico".