SOCCER PLAYER

Gylmar dos Santos Neves

1930 - 2013

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Gylmar dos Santos Neves (Brazilian Portuguese: [ʒiwˈmaʁ duˈsɐ̃tuz ˈnɛvis]; 22 August 1930 – 25 August 2013), known simply as Gilmar, was a Brazilian footballer who played goalkeeper for Corinthians and Santos and was a member of the Brazil national team in three World Cups. He was elected the best Brazilian goalkeeper of the 20th century and one of the best in the world by the IFFHS. He is remembered for his sober style on the pitch and his peaceful personality. Alex Bellos says in his book Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life that Gilmar is named after his parents, Gilberto and Maria. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gylmar dos Santos Neves has received more than 223,613 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Gylmar dos Santos Neves is the 91st most popular soccer player (down from 86th in 2019), the 42nd most popular biography from Brazil (up from 43rd in 2019) and the 20th most popular Brazilian Soccer Player.

Gylmar dos Santos Neves is most famous for being a Brazilian footballer who played as a goalkeeper for the Brazilian national team.

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Among SOCCER PLAYERS

Among soccer players, Gylmar dos Santos Neves ranks 91 out of 21,273Before him are Bebeto, Carlos Queiroz, Hristo Stoichkov, Peter Schmeichel, Gabriel Batistuta, and Guillermo Stábile. After him are Andreas Brehme, Fritz Walter, Oleg Blokhin, Dragan Džajić, Denis Law, and Daniel Passarella.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1930, Gylmar dos Santos Neves ranks 39Before him are Immanuel Wallerstein, Hugh Everett III, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, Zhores Alferov, Ali al-Sistani, and George E. Smith. After him are Edsger W. Dijkstra, Gary Becker, Bernie Ecclestone, Biljana Plavšić, Akira Suzuki, and Derek Walcott. Among people deceased in 2013, Gylmar dos Santos Neves ranks 28Before him are Tom Clancy, Jang Song-thaek, Jovanka Broz, Christian de Duve, François Jacob, and Ronald Coase. After him are Sung Jae-gi, Bert Trautmann, Joan Fontaine, Richard Griffiths, Robert Edwards, and Ieng Sary.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Gylmar dos Santos Neves ranks 42 out of 2,236Before him are Rivaldo (1972), Neymar (1992), João Gilberto (1931), Bebeto (1964), Carlos Alberto Parreira (1943), and Alberto Santos-Dumont (1873). After him are José Altafini (1938), Kaká (1982), Cafu (1970), Zito (1932), Leônidas (1913), and Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil (1846).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Brazil

Among soccer players born in Brazil, Gylmar dos Santos Neves ranks 20Before him are Romário (1966), Roberto Carlos (1973), Nílton Santos (1925), Rivaldo (1972), Neymar (1992), and Bebeto (1964). After him are José Altafini (1938), Kaká (1982), Cafu (1970), Zito (1932), Leônidas (1913), and Arthur Friedenreich (1892).