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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 starred for the Brazil national team in four World Cups and winning the 1958 and 1962 editions. 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 399,582 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Djalma Santos is the 54th most popular soccer player (down from 48th in 2019), the 34th most popular biography from Brazil (down from 31st in 2019) and the 14th 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 54 out of 16,880Before him are Omar Sívori, Ricardo Zamora, Romário, Roger Milla, Roberto Carlos, and David Beckham. After him are Jairzinho, George Weah, Béla Guttmann, Paolo Rossi, Giacinto Facchetti, and Nílton Santos.

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Among people born in 1929, Djalma Santos ranks 32Before him are Chet Baker, Oriana Fallaci, Karolos Papoulias, Tigran Petrosian, Babrak Karmal, and Graham Hill. After him are Bill Evans, Zdzisław Beksiński, Francis Gary Powers, Petr Shelokhonov, Rudolf Mössbauer, and Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Among people deceased in 2013, Djalma Santos ranks 21Before him are Joan Fontaine, Ronald Coase, Heinrich Rohrer, Lou Reed, Giulio Andreotti, and Christian de Duve. After him are Robert Edwards, Robert Coleman Richardson, Douglas Engelbart, Georges Moustaki, Nílton Santos, and Don Shirley.

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Among people born in Brazil, Djalma Santos ranks 34 out of 2,067Before him are Carlos Alberto Parreira (1943), Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887), Ronaldo (1976), Romário (1966), Roberto Carlos (1973), and João Gilberto (1931). After him are Jairzinho (1944), Sebastião Salgado (1944), Nílton Santos (1925), Alberto Santos-Dumont (1873), Arthur Friedenreich (1892), and Leônidas (1913).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Djalma Santos ranks 14Before him are Carlos Alberto Torres (1944), Vavá (1934), Ronaldinho (1980), Ronaldo (1976), Romário (1966), and Roberto Carlos (1973). After him are Jairzinho (1944), Nílton Santos (1925), Arthur Friedenreich (1892), Leônidas (1913), Rivaldo (1972), and Bebeto (1964).