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Full name Darcy Silveira dos Santos
Date of birth (1936-05-24) 24 May 1936 (age 78)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1955–1959 America-RJ
1959–1962 Real Madrid 28 (5)
1962–1963 Sevilla 30 (5)
1963–1968 Zaragoza 117 (35)
1968–1969 Mallorca 24 (2)
National team
1956 Brazil 7 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Darcy Silveira dos Santos (born 24 May 1936), commonly known as Canário, is a Brazilian retired footballer who played as a forward.

Over the course of nine seasons he amassed La Liga totals of 175 games and 45 goals, representing most notably Real Madrid and Zaragoza. He won eight major titles the two teams combined.

Club career[edit]

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Canário played for America Football Club (RJ) in his country. In 1959 he moved to Spain where he would remain until his retirement, starting with Real Madrid and being used mainly as a backup during his three-year spell. He appeared in five games and scored one goal for the club in the European Cup, three of those matches being in the 1959–60 edition which ended in victory.[1][2]

After spending the 1962–63 season with Sevilla FC Canário switched to Real Zaragoza, going on to be part of an attacking frontline that was dubbed Los Magníficos (The Magnificent) and also included Carlos Lapetra, Marcelino, Eleuterio Santos and Juan Manuel Villa – he acted as right half in the team's formation. He reached four Copa del Rey finals with the Aragonese during his stint, winning the tournament twice.

Canário retired at the end of the 1968–69 campaign at the age of 33, after helping RCD Mallorca promote from Segunda División.[3] He subsequently settled in Zaragoza.

International career[edit]

Canário gained seven caps for Brazil, all in 1956. Barred by Garrincha, however, he never attended any major international tournament.



Real Madrid



  1. ^ "Real Madrid CF – All the players in European Cups". RSSSF. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Temporada 1960–61" [1960–61 season] (in Spanish). Leyenda Blanca. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Brasileños en el Mallorca" [Brazilians in Mallorca] (in Spanish). RCDM. 12 August 2010. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 

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