Djalma Santos

1929 - 2013

Djalma Santos

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 214,858 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 43rd most popular soccer player.

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Among soccer players, Djalma Santos ranks 43 out of 13,233Before him are Béla Guttmann, Gordon Banks, Carlos Alberto Torres, Nílton Santos, Ronaldinho, and Rivellino. After him are Josef Bican, Bobby Moore, Stanley Matthews, Gianluigi Buffon, Lothar Matthäus, and David Beckham.

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Among people born in 1929, Djalma Santos ranks 30Before him are Max von Sydow, Tigran Petrosian, Sándor Kocsis, Yayoi Kusama, Murray Gell-Mann, and Hafizullah Amin. After him are Imelda Marcos, Graham Hill, Lennart Johansson, John Cassavetes, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and Bill Evans. Among people deceased in 2013, Djalma Santos ranks 21Before him are Giuliano Gemma, Lou Reed, Paul Walker, Nílton Santos, Robert Edwards, and Donald A. Glaser. After him are François Jacob, Christian de Duve, Sung Jae-gi, Joan Fontaine, Erich Priebke, and Heinrich Rohrer.

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Among people born in Brazil, Djalma Santos ranks 30 out of 1,296Before him are Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887), João Havelange (1916), Carlos Alberto Torres (1944), Nílton Santos (1925), Ronaldinho (1980), and Rivellino (1946). After him are Luiz Felipe Scolari (1948), Nelson Piquet (1952), Arthur Friedenreich (1892), Jairzinho (1944), Alberto Santos-Dumont (1873), and Romário (1966).