Nílton Santos

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Nílton Santos
Nilton Santos - 2004.jpg
Personal information
Full name Nílton Reis dos Santos
Date of birth 16 May 1925(1925-05-16)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date of death November 27, 2013(2013-11-27) (aged 88)
Place of death Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Playing position Defender (retired)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1946-1964 Botafogo
National team
1949-1962 Brazil
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Nílton Santos (16 May 1925 – 27 November 2013) was a former Brazilian football player. He has played for Brazil national team.

Santos died from respiratory failure caused by a lung infection on 27 November 2013, aged 88, in Rio de Janeiro.[1]

International career statistics[change | edit source]

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Brazil national team
Year Apps Goals
1949 1 0
1950 4 0
1951 0 0
1952 5 0
1953 6 1
1954 7 0
1955 2 0
1956 11 0
1957 8 0
1958 8 1
1959 2 0
1960 8 0
1961 3 0
1962 10 1
Total 75 3

References[change | edit source]

  1. .com/sports/sns-rt-uk-soccer-brazil-santos-20131127,0,5411999.story "Brazilian World Cup winner Nilton Santos dies aged 88". Chicago Tribune. 27 November 2013. http://www.chicagotribune .com/sports/sns-rt-uk-soccer-brazil-santos-20131127,0,5411999.story. Retrieved 27 November 2013.
  2. http://www.rsssf.com/miscellaneous/nsantos-intl.html