Toninho Guerreiro

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Toninho Guerreiro
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Full nameAntônio 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
Position(s) Centre forward
Senior career*
1960–1962 Noroeste


1969–1974 São Paulo 170(85)
1973Flamengo (loan)
1974Operário de Campo Grande (loan)
1975 Noroeste
1976 Montreal Castors
National team
1968–1969 Brazil
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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.

He played for Santos FC with Pelé as a forward in the 1960s scoring 283 goals in 373 games (.758 goals per game) scoring more goals than Pelé in 66(60 goals) and 68(75 goals). 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. In 1976, he played abroad in the National Soccer League with Montreal Castors. [1]

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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  1. "Castors feature international soccer stars". Ottawa Journal. June 17, 1976. p. 30.