Dino Sani

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Dino Sani
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Personal information
Date of birth (1932-05-23) 23 May 1932 (age 82)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Playing position Central Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1950–1951 Palmeiras
1951 XV de Jaú
1952–1953 Commercial-SP
1954–1960 São Paulo
1961 Boca Juniors 14 (4)
1961–1964 Milan 63 (14)
1965–1968 Corinthians
National team
1957–1966 Brazil 15 (1)
Teams managed
1969–1970 Corinthians
1971–1974 Internacional
1974 Goiás
1975 Corinthians
1975 Palmeiras
1976 Coritiba
1977–1980 Peñarol
1981 Flamengo
1982 Fluminense
1983–1984 Internacional
1984 Boca Juniors
1985 Coritiba
1989–1990 Qatar
1991–1992 Grêmio
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Dino Sani (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈdʒĩnu ˈsɐ̃ni]; Italian: [ˈdino ˈsani]; born 23 May 1932) is a former Brazilian footballer and coach. Dino Sani was a playmaking central midfielder with goalscoring prowess, well known for his long balls as well as his assists.[1]

The son of Italian immigrants (Gaetano Sani and Maria Gabrielli), he started his career at local club Palmeiras, XV de Jaú, Commercial-SP and São Paulo FC,[2] and played in the Argentine First Division for Boca Juniors[3] in 1961, where he played 13 games, scoring 4 goals. He then played in Italy for Serie A club AC Milan,[4] with whom he won one scudetto in the 1961–62 season and the 1962–63 European Cup.

As a member of the Brazil national team, Dino Sani participated at the South American Championship tournaments of 1957 in Peru and 1959 in Argentina; he was also part of the squad that won the 1958 World Cup.[5]

After he left Milan in 1964, he returned to South America, and played for Corinthians before becoming a coach. He managed Internacional,[6] Goiás, Palmeiras, Coritiba, Peñarol,[7] Flamengo, Fluminense, Boca Juniors, Qatar and Grêmio.


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  2. ^ "Dino Sani – Sambafoot.com, all About Brazilian Football". En.sambafoot.com. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 
  3. ^ qui, 04/02/10. "Memória E. C. » Boca Juniors: uma relação antiga com jogadores brasileiros » Arquivo". Colunas.globoesporte.com. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 
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  5. ^ "FIFA Player Statistics: DINO SANI". FIFA.com. 23 May 1932. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 
  6. ^ [2][dead link]
  7. ^ "Tecnicos". Girasolweb.tripod.com. Retrieved 7 June 2011.