Aldair

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Aldair
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Personal information
Full name Aldair Nascimento dos Santos
Date of birth (1965-11-30) November 30, 1965 (age 48)
Place of birth Ilhéus, Brazil
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Central defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1989 Flamengo 54 (3)
1989–1990 Benfica 22 (5)
1990–2003 Roma 330 (14)
2003–2004 Genoa 17 (1)
2007–2010 Murata 10 (0)
Total 433 (23)
National team
1989–2000[1] Brazil 81 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Aldair, full name Aldair Nascimento dos Santos (Brazilian Portuguese: [awdaˈih]; born 30 November 1965), is a retired Brazilian footballer who was part of the Brazilian national team that won the 1994 FIFA World Cup.

He spent the most part of his career at Italian club A.S. Roma.

Biography[edit]

Aldair started playing at Flamengo where he won the most important title in Brazil, the Campeonato Brasileiro. He moved to Europe in 1989, playing with Benfica and then AS Roma, staying there until 2003 and playing over 400 Serie A matches with the club, which retired his shirt number, 6. Roma retired his No.6 jersey number when he left the team in 2003. This retirement however was not indefinite, since the jersey was worn by Kevin Strootman who joined the Roma squad in 2013.

After Roma, Aldair then briefly joined Genoa CFC. On July 2005, Aldair announced plans of playing for Rio Branco Atlético Clube, and play two games, in the estadual championship. Rio Branco was champion in this championship.

In 1994, he reached the pinnacle of his career when he played for the Brazilian squad that won the 1994 FIFA World Cup. He also played in the 1998 finals. In total, he appeared 81 times for Brazil, scoring three goals.[2]

Former teammate and good friend Massimo Agostini convinced him to play in San Marino for S.S. Murata in order to boost their Champions League campaign. After S.S. Murata's dreadful 7–1 aggregate defeat to Cypriots APOEL F.C. in the first round of qualifying for the 2006/07 UEFA Cup, Massimo Agostini decided to call upon Aldair to join him on the Italian Peninsula. Aldair took part in the Champions League qualifying stage in July 2007.

He is one of eleven members of Hall of Fame of A.S. Roma.

Career statistics[edit]

[3]

Domestic league[edit]

Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Brazil League
1985 Flamengo Série A - -
1986 23 1
1987 7 0
1988 24 2
1989 - -
Portugal League
1989/90 Benfica Portuguese Liga 22 5
Italy League
1990/91 Roma Serie A 29 2
1991/92 33 3
1992/93 28 2
1993/94 12 0
1994/95 28 1
1995/96 31 0
1996/97 32 2
1997/98 28 3
1998/99 27 0
1999/00 34 1
2000/01 15 0
2001/02 16 0
2002/03 17 0
2003/04 Genoa Serie B 17 1
San Marino League
2007/08 Murata Campionato
Sammarinese
10 0
2008/09 - -
2009/10 - -
Country Brazil 54 3
Portugal 22 5
Italy 347 15
San Marino 10 0
Total 433 23

International[edit]

Brazil national team
Year Apps Goals
1989 15 0
1990 3 1
1991 - -
1992 - -
1993 - -
1994 11 0
1995 13 1
1996 1 0
1997 19 1
1998 9 0
1999 3 0
2000 6 0
Total 80 3

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Flamengo
Benfica
  • Portuguese Supercup 1989/1990
Roma
Murata

International[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Aldair Nascimentos dos Santos - International Appearances". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 
  2. ^ "Aldair's profile on sambafoot.com". Sambafoot. July 4, 2007. Retrieved September 28, 2007. 
  3. ^ Aldair at National-Football-Teams.com

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Abel Balbo
AS Roma Captain
1998
Succeeded by
Francesco Totti