Djalma Santos

1929 - 2013

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Djalma Pereira Dias dos Santos known simply as Djalma Santos (Brazilian Portuguese: [diˈʒawmɐ ˈsɐ̃tus]; also spelled Dejalma Santos), (27 February 1929 – 23 July 2013) was a Brazilian footballer who started for the Brazil national team in four World Cups, winning two, in 1958 and 1962. Santos is considered to be one of the greatest right-backs of all time. While primarily known for his defensive skills, he often ventured upfield and displayed some impressive technical and attacking skills.Along with Franz Beckenbauer and Philipp Lahm, he is one of only three players to be included into three FIFA World Cup All Star teams (in 1954, 1958 and 1962). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Djalma Santos has received more than 282,944 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Djalma Santos is the 48th most popular soccer player (down from 43rd in 2019), the 31st most popular biography from Brazil (down from 30th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Brazilian Soccer Player.

Djalma Santos is most famous for being a Brazilian football player who played for the Brazilian national team in two World Cups.

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Among soccer players, Djalma Santos ranks 48 out of 16,923Before him are Bobby Charlton, Ronaldinho, Antonín Panenka, Nílton Santos, Béla Guttmann, and Zlatan Ibrahimović. After him are Omar Sívori, Romário, Jairzinho, Arthur Friedenreich, Roberto Baggio, and David Beckham.

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Among people born in 1929, Djalma Santos ranks 31Before him are Sándor Kocsis, Yayoi Kusama, Chet Baker, Mohamed Al-Fayed, Hafizullah Amin, and George Steiner. After him are Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Stirling Moss, Graham Hill, Francis Gary Powers, Murray Gell-Mann, and Babrak Karmal. Among people deceased in 2013, Djalma Santos ranks 21Before him are Ronald Coase, Robert Edwards, Giulio Andreotti, Lou Reed, Giuliano Gemma, and Nílton Santos. After him are Jang Song-thaek, Christian de Duve, Jovanka Broz, Heinrich Rohrer, Georges Moustaki, and François Jacob.

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Among people born in Brazil, Djalma Santos ranks 31 out of 1,947Before him are Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887), Getúlio Vargas (1882), Ronaldinho (1980), Nílton Santos (1925), João Gilberto (1931), and Sérgio Vieira de Mello (1948). After him are Carlos Alberto Parreira (1943), Maria II of Portugal (1819), Romário (1966), Jairzinho (1944), Arthur Friedenreich (1892), and Nelson Piquet (1952).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Djalma Santos ranks 13Before him are Ronaldo (1976), Vavá (1934), Rivellino (1946), Carlos Alberto Torres (1944), Ronaldinho (1980), and Nílton Santos (1925). After him are Romário (1966), Jairzinho (1944), Arthur Friedenreich (1892), Leônidas (1913), Roberto Carlos (1973), and Rivaldo (1972).