1928 - 2001

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Waldyr Pereira, also known as Didi (Portuguese pronunciation: [dʒiˈdʒi]; 8 October 1928 – 12 May 2001), was a Brazilian footballer who played as a midfielder or as a forward and regarded as one of the best football players of all time. He played in three FIFA World Cups (1954, 1958, and 1962), winning the latter two and was awarded the Golden Ball, given to the tournament's best player, for his performance at the 1958 competition. Considered as an elegant and technical player, Didi was renowned for his range of passing, stamina and technique. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Didi has received more than 67,205 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Didi is the 19th most popular soccer player, the 11th most popular biography from Brazil and the 4th most popular Brazilian Soccer Player.

Didi is most famous for being the founder of Didi Chuxing, China's largest ride-hailing company.

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Among soccer players, Didi ranks 19 out of 16,923Before him are Cesare Maldini, George Best, Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, Zico, Michel Platini, and Just Fontaine. After him are Luis Suárez, Mário Zagallo, Josef Bican, Cristiano Ronaldo, Raymond Kopa, and László Kubala.

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Among people born in 1928, Didi ranks 17Before him are Philip K. Dick, Chinghiz Aitmatov, Serge Gainsbourg, Rinus Michels, Shirley Temple, and Osamu Tezuka. After him are Yves Klein, Jeanne Moreau, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Alvin Toffler, Roger Vadim, and Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Among people deceased in 2001, Didi ranks 4Before him are Anthony Quinn, George Harrison, and Tove Jansson. After him are Jorge Amado, Claude Shannon, Josef Bican, Herbert A. Simon, Sabiha Gökçen, Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary, Jack Lemmon, and Léopold Sédar Senghor.

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Among people born in Brazil, Didi ranks 11 out of 1,947Before him are Ayrton Senna (1960), Jair Bolsonaro (1955), Dilma Rousseff (1947), Zico (1953), Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (1945), and Michel Temer (1940). After him are Pedro II of Brazil (1825), Jorge Amado (1912), Mário Zagallo (1931), Sócrates (1954), Ronaldo (1976), and Vavá (1934).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Didi ranks 4Before him are Pelé (1940), Garrincha (1933), and Zico (1953). After him are Mário Zagallo (1931), Sócrates (1954), Ronaldo (1976), Vavá (1934), Rivellino (1946), Carlos Alberto Torres (1944), Ronaldinho (1980), and Nílton Santos (1925).