Djalma Santos was a Brazilian professional football player. In 1958 and 1962, he helped Brazil with the FIFA World Cup. He was also named to the FIFA World Cup All-Star Team in 1954, 1958, and 1962. In 2004, Santos was named to the FIFA 100 by Pele. He was also named to The Best of The Best – Player of the Century - Top 50 and he has been inducted into the Brazilian Football Museum Hall of Fame.
Player Profile, Personal Life, and Death
Djalma Pereira Dias dos Santos, simply known as Djalma Santos, was born on February 27, 1929, in São Paulo, Brazil. He stood 173 cm tall.
On July 23, 2013, he died from Pneumonia at the age of 82 in Uberaba, Brazil.
He started his professional career playing for his hometown club Portuguesa in 1948. He played for more than a decade for the team, appearing in 434 matches. From 1959 to 1968, he played for Palmeiras and appeared in nearly 500 matches for the team.
Concurrent with his club career, he also played for Brazil and helped them get two FIFA World Cup titles. After he retired, he was named to several top footballers lists, including the FIFA 100 by Pele. He has also been inducted into the Brazilian Football Museum Hall of Fame.
- Torneio Rio – São Paulo - 1952, 1955
- Campeonato Paulista - 1959, 1963,1966
- Campeonato Brasileiro Série A -1960, 1967 (Torneio Roberto GomesPedrosa), 1967 (Taça Brasil)
- Torneio Rio – São Paulo - 1965
- FIFA World Cup - 1958, 1962
- Panamerican Championship - 1952
- Roca Cup - 1957, 1960, 1963
- Copa Río Branco - 1968
- Taça Oswaldo Cruz - 1955, 1956, 1962
- Taça Bernado O’Higgins - 1959
- FIFA World Cup All-Star Team - 1954,1958, 1962
- World Soccer World XI - 1962, 1963,1965
- FIFA XI - 1963
- FIFA World Cup All-Time Team - 1994
- FIFA 100
- The Best of The Best – Player of theCentury - Top 50
- Brazilian Football Museum Hall ofFame
- 1952–1968 - Brazil