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Edmundo Alves de Souza Neto

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Full nameEdmundo Alves de Souza Neto
Date of birth2 April 1971(age 45)
Place of birthNiterói, Brazil
Height1.77 m (5 ft 9.7 in)
Playing positionSecond striker

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Edmundo Alves de Souza Neto (born 2 April 1971 in Niterói), better known simply as Edmundo, is a retired Brazilian footballer.

Edmundo played for Brazil at the 1998 World Cup. For Palmeiras, he won the Campeonato Brasileiro in the beginning of the Nineties. For Vasco da Gama he won 1997's Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, scoring 29 goals. In that same year, Vasco da Gama scored 69 goals. Edmundo also scored 6 goals in the same game in 1997, against a club from São Paulo, União São João.

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. He also escaped a prison sentence for drinking driving during carnival of the same year after being involved in an accident that resulted in the deaths of his three passengers, for his behaviour he received seven day suspended sentence and was two days late returning to Florence according to the Italian sports daily Corriere della Sera.

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