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Waldemar de Brito

1913 - 1979

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Waldemar de Brito (Portuguese pronunciation: [vɐwdeˈmaʁ dʒi ˈbɾitu], 17 May 1913 – 21 February 1979) was a Brazilian footballer who played as a forward for several clubs in Brazil and Argentina, as well as for the Brazil national team. He is acknowledged to have discovered Pelé during the latter's early footballing days. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Waldemar de Brito has received more than 112,451 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Waldemar de Brito is the 710th most popular soccer player (down from 651st in 2019), the 179th most popular biography from Brazil (down from 157th in 2019) and the 73rd most popular Brazilian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Waldemar de Brito ranks 710 out of 16,880Before him are Orlando Peçanha, Pietro Rava, Andreas Möller, Eduard Streltsov, Noritaka Hidaka, and Adriano. After him are Bruno Conti, Alf Ramsey, Andoni Goikoetxea Olaskoaga, Yoshinobu Ishii, Akira Nishino, and Hiroshi Saeki.

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Among people born in 1913, Waldemar de Brito ranks 119Before him are Elisaveta Bykova, Georgy Flyorov, Véra Clouzot, Nikolai Amosov, Tikhon Khrennikov, and Bill Hewlett. After him are Mouloud Feraoun, William Tolbert, Eiji Toyoda, Charles Berlitz, Malietoa Tanumafili II, and Hajo Herrmann. Among people deceased in 1979, Waldemar de Brito ranks 86Before him are Larisa Shepitko, Carlo Abarth, Ahmad Zahir, Dolores Costello, Victoria Ocampo, and Wilfred Bion. After him are Marcel L'Herbier, James J. Gibson, Catherine Hessling, Santos Urdinarán, Léonide Massine, and Immanuel Velikovsky.

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Among people born in Brazil, Waldemar de Brito ranks 179 out of 2,067Before him are Venceslau Brás (1868), Toquinho (1946), Waldo Machado (1934), Orlando Peçanha (1935), Lucélia Santos (1957), and Adriano (1982). After him are Tarsila do Amaral (1886), Zózimo (1932), Café Filho (1899), Diane, Duchess of Württemberg (1940), Jorginho (1991), and Candido Portinari (1903).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Waldemar de Brito ranks 73Before him are Diego Costa (1988), Giovane Élber (1972), Dino Sani (1932), Waldo Machado (1934), Orlando Peçanha (1935), and Adriano (1982). After him are Zózimo (1932), Jorginho (1991), Aymoré Moreira (1912), Dirceu (1952), Jorginho (1964), and Roberto Dinamite (1954).