Édson Boaro

Defender, Football player

1959 –


Who is Édson Boaro?

Édson Boaro, best known as Édson and as Édson Abobrão is a former Brazilian football defender.

In his career he played for Ponte Preta, Corinthians, Palmeiras, Guarani, Noroeste, Paysandu and Remo Pará, Botafogo and São José do Rio Pardo.

He won the Brazilian Silver Ball Award in 1984, one São Paulo State Championship in 1988 and one Pará State Championship in 1992. With the Brazil national football team he won at the Pan American Games in 1979, was capped 19 times between June 1983 and June 1986, and participated in the 1986 FIFA World Cup.

Édson played at right-back in Brazil’s opening two games in the 1986 World Cup in México, when first choice Leandro did not make the trip. He was injured early in the second game, against Algeria in Guadalajara, and was replaced by the veteran midfielder Falcão. However, Édson’s injury ultimately led to the début of Josimar, at right-back, for the next game against Northern Ireland. Josimar scored a spectacular goal for Brazil, beating Irish goalkeeper Pat Jennings who, at 41, was playing his last international.

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Jul 3, 1959
  • Brazil

on July 23, 2013


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