Birth date 27 Feb 1929 (91 years)
Nationality Brazil Brazil
Position Defender
Team history
Clube Atlético Paranaense 1969 - 1970
Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras 1959 - 1968
Associação Portuguesa de Desportos 1948 - 1959

Djalma dos Santos is a former Brazilian football player of the 1950s and 1960s. He used to play as a defender.

Djalma Santos is regarded as a legend in Brazil and was named by Pele as one of the top 125 greatest living footballers in March 2004. He was immensely adept defensively but as a right back was huge in attacking too.

Djalma Santos featured at the 1954,1958,1962 and 1966 World Cup finals and won the competition in 1958 and 1962. He was the first Brazilian to win 100 international caps for his nation.