Clodoaldo

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Not to be confused with Clodoaldo Paulino de Lima.
Clodoaldo

Clodoaldo Tavares de Santana, better known as Clodoaldo (Brazilian Portuguese: [klodoˈawdʊ]; born September 25, 1949 in Aracaju), is a former Brazilian footballer who played as a midfielder.[1]

He was usually a defensive midfielder for both Santos Futebol Clube and the Brazilian national team, for whom he was capped 38 times (scoring one goal) between 1969 and 1974.[2]

He was part of the Brazil squad that won the Football World Cup 1970, and scored the equalising goal in the semi-final against Uruguay. He then memorably contributed to the famous goal by Carlos Alberto Torres against Italy in the final by dribbling past four of the opposition's players in his own half.[1]

He played his club football for Santos (1966–79), Tampa Bay Rowdies (1980) and Nacional-AM (1981).[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "A Celebration Of Brazil 1970: The Finest Football Team Of All Time". The Beautiful Team. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Clodoaldo at National-Football-Teams.com