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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. 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 78,890 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia. Didi is the 31st most popular soccer player (down from 19th in 2019), the 16th most popular biography from Brazil (down from 11th in 2019) and the 7th 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 31 out of 16,880Before him are Sándor Kocsis, Rivellino, Mário Zagallo, Just Fontaine, Gunnar Nordahl, and Sócrates. After him are Carlos Alberto Torres, Vavá, Stanley Matthews, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Mircea Lucescu, and Ronaldinho.

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Among people born in 1928, Didi ranks 19Before him are Philip K. Dick, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Osamu Tezuka, Jeanne Moreau, Rinus Michels, and Yves Klein. After him are Shirley Temple, Roger Vadim, Jean-Marie Le Pen, Alvin Toffler, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, and Agnès Varda. Among people deceased in 2001, Didi ranks 11Before him are Ahmad Shah Massoud, Claude Shannon, Jorge Amado, Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary, Jack Lemmon, and Herbert A. Simon. After him are Christiaan Barnard, Sabiha Gökçen, Léopold Sédar Senghor, Iannis Xenakis, Fred Hoyle, and Wilhelm Mohnke.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Didi ranks 16 out of 2,067Before him are Pedro II of Brazil (1825), Rivellino (1946), Mário Zagallo (1931), Jorge Amado (1912), Emerson Fittipaldi (1946), and Sócrates (1954). After him are Carlos Alberto Torres (1944), Paulo Freire (1921), João Havelange (1916), Vavá (1934), Michel Temer (1940), and Nelson Piquet (1952).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Didi ranks 7Before him are Pelé (1940), Garrincha (1933), Zico (1953), Rivellino (1946), Mário Zagallo (1931), and Sócrates (1954). After him are Carlos Alberto Torres (1944), Vavá (1934), Ronaldinho (1980), Ronaldo (1976), Romário (1966), and Roberto Carlos (1973).