Nilton Santos

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Birthday
16, 1925
Birthplace
Brazil
Death Date
Nov 27, 2013 (88)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
16, 1925
Birthplace
Brazil
Death Date
Nov 27, 2013 (88)

About

Nicknamed The Encyclopedia for his amazing technique, he was an integral member of Brazil's 1954, 1958, and 1962 World Cup teams.

Before Fame

He was discovered by chance when he was still serving in the Brazilian Air Force.

Trivia

He had one of the finest World Cup moments in a 1958 match against Sweden, taking a ball up from the backfield and putting it in the back of the net.

Family Life

He grew up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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His impressive international career inspired future Brazilian national team stars like Kaka.

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