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|Date of birth||23 May 1932|
|Place of birth||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Playing position||Central Midfielder|
|1951||XV de Jaú|
|* 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.
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, and played in the Argentine First Division for Boca Juniors in 1961, where he played 13 games, scoring 4 goals. He then played in Italy for Serie A club AC Milan, 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.
After he left Milan in 1964, he returned to South America, and played for Corinthians before becoming a coach. He managed Internacional, Goiás, Palmeiras, Coritiba, Peñarol, Flamengo, Fluminense, Boca Juniors, Qatar and Grêmio.
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