Gylmar dos Santos Neves

1930 - 2013

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Gylmar dos Santos Neves (Brazilian Portuguese: [ʒiwˈmaɾ duˈsɐ̃tus 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. Gilmar was the starting goalkeeper for Pelé's Santos and Brazilian national teams of the 1960s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gylmar dos Santos Neves has received more than 167,624 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Gylmar dos Santos Neves is the 80th most popular soccer player, the 45th most popular biography from Brazil (up from 46th in 2019) and the 21st 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, Gylmar dos Santos Neves ranks 80 out of 16,923Before him are Eric Cantona, Zito, Silvio Piola, Gianni Rivera, Alcides Ghiggia, and Oleg Blokhin. After him are Franco Baresi, Matthias Sindelar, Quique Setién, Francesco Totti, Denis Law, and Richard Møller Nielsen.

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Among people born in 1930, Gylmar dos Santos Neves ranks 42Before him are Gary Becker, Hugh Everett III, Tippi Hedren, Félix Guattari, Leon Cooper, and Carlos Menem. After him are Carlos Kleiber, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Robert Wagner, Gena Rowlands, Edsger W. Dijkstra, and Yves Chauvin. Among people deceased in 2013, Gylmar dos Santos Neves ranks 33Before him are François Jacob, Erich Priebke, Don Shirley, Rochus Misch, Ray Manzarek, and Robert Coleman Richardson. After him are Donald A. Glaser, Sung Jae-gi, Richard Griffiths, Richard Matheson, Ronald Dworkin, and Manfred Rommel.

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Among people born in Brazil, Gylmar dos Santos Neves ranks 45 out of 1,947Before him are Sebastião Salgado (1944), Roberto Carlos (1973), Alberto Santos-Dumont (1873), Rivaldo (1972), Zito (1932), and Juscelino Kubitschek (1902). After him are Hebe Camargo (1929), Bebeto (1964), Fernando Henrique Cardoso (1931), Machado de Assis (1839), José Altafini (1938), and Roberto Carlos (1941).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Gylmar dos Santos Neves ranks 21Before him are Jairzinho (1944), Arthur Friedenreich (1892), Leônidas (1913), Roberto Carlos (1973), Rivaldo (1972), and Zito (1932). After him are Bebeto (1964), José Altafini (1938), Paulo Roberto Falcão (1953), Ademir de Menezes (1922), Gérson (1941), and Kaká (1982).