Nílton Santos, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Nílton Santos

Brazilian association football player

Date of Birth: 16-May-1925

Place of Birth: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Date of Death: 27-Nov-2013

Profession: association football player

Nationality: Brazil

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Nílton Santos

  • Nílton dos Santos (Brazilian Portuguese: ['niwtõ 's?~tus]; 16 May 1925 – 27 November 2013) was a Brazilian footballer who primarily played as a wingback.
  • At international level, he was a member of the Brazil squads that won the 1958 and 1962 World Cups. Regarded as one of the greatest defenders in the history of the game, Nílton Santos is a member of the World Team of the 20th Century, and was named by Pelé one of the top 125 greatest living footballers at a FIFA Awards ceremony in 2004.
  • In 2009, he was the recipient of the Golden Foot Legends Award.
  • He was unrelated to his frequent defensive partner Djalma Santos.

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