Flamengo honour club legend Zico with statue
Flamengo have honoured their iconic top goalscorer and Brazil legend Zico by erecting a statue of him outside their ground.
The former Seleção star, who competed in three World Cups during his playing career, celebrated his 60th birthday on Sunday.
Hundreds of supporters gathered for the unveiling on Saturday and chants such as "better than Pelé" were sang on numerous occasions towards Zico.
"My father taught me to love Flamengo, which has always been my second home," he said at the unveiling.
"I've always done everything with love and dedication, thinking of the best for the club and the fans. This [statue] makes me so proud.
"Thank you, thank you, thank you... thank you 60 times!"
Despite a glittering playing career, which has seen him rank amongst the all-time greats, Zico has failed to see as much success as a coach, managing the likes of Japan, Iraq and short stints at CSKA Moscow and Olympiakos.
However, Zico did see enjoy some success at Fenerbahce, where he won the league title and took the Turkish team to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
He is currently enjoying his 60th birthday without the pressure of a coaching job though and occasionally makes the news, most recently for suggesting Lucas Moura would go on to outshine Neymar for Brazil.