THE BOY from Brazil is back in City colours.

Former striker Edinho, the only Brazilian ever to play for the club, made a guest appearance for a veterans team on tour in Portugal.

Edinho remains an iconic figure among City supporters. He arrived at Valley Parade in 1997 for £250,000 from Portuguese club Vitoria Guimaraes and became an overnight hit, making 60 appearances and scoring 16 times in his two seasons at the club.

Now coaching youngsters at an academy in Portugal, Edinho answered the call to play for the Bradford City veterans who, for the second year running, were invited to play in the Algarve Cup.

He helped them to a 5-4 win over Destination Football FC, with another former striker Graeme Tomlinson among the goal-scorers.

But the team were then beaten by the same score-line against Louletano DC – made up of the best over-35 footballers the Algarve has to offer.

New Eccleshill United manager Lee Elam, a former City youth team coach, captained the side.

Manager Lee Clapham said: “Having Edinho play for us was brilliant. He lives locally and jumped at the chance to pull on the City kit again.

“He’s still got a great touch, but we’re still working on his English!”

Edinho has already confirmed he’ll be playing for the Bradford City veterans in Portugal next year.