|Full name||Djalma Pereira Dias dos Santos|
|Date of birth||27 February 1929|
|Place of birth||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Playing position||Right back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Djalma Pereira Dias dos Santos known simply as Djalma Santos (Brazilian Portuguese: [diˈʒawmɐ ˈsɐ̃tus]; also spelled Dejalma Santos, born 27 February 1929 in São Paulo, Brazil) is a former Brazilian footballer who started for the Brazil national team in four World Cups, winning two, in 1958 and 1962. Santos is considered to be one of the greatest right-backs of all time. While primarily known for his defensive skills, he often ventured upfield and displayed some impressive attacking skills.
Along with Franz Beckenbauer, he is one of only two players to be included into three FIFA World Cup All Star teams (in 1954, 1958 and 1962). He was named by Pelé as one of the top 125 greatest living footballers in March 2004.
Club career 
Santos started his career in his hometown with Portuguesa. He initially played in the centre of defence, but was later moved to the right side of defence. In 1959, he moved to Palmeiras. He played almost 500 games for the club, winning several league and cup titles. He left the club in 1968, joining Atlético Paranaense for a short spell before retiring in 1970.
Santos was never sent off during his entire career.
International career 
Santos made 98 official appearances for Brazil between 1952 and 1968, and was in the squad for four consecutive World Cups between 1954 and 1966. He made his first appearance against Peru in the Panamerican Championship. The match was drawn 0–0.
1954 World Cup 
Santos made his World Cup debut in a 5–0 win against Mexico, and played in all of Brazil's matches during the tournament. He scored his first goal for Brazil from the penalty spot in a 4–2 defeat against Hungary (also known as the "Battle of Berne").
1958 World Cup 
Santos had lost his place in the side after being dropped in favour of De Sordi, and did not play until the final against Sweden. Brazil won the match 5–2, with Santos being one of the outstanding performers. As a result, despite only playing one match in the tournament, he was included in the tournament's All-Star Team.
1962 World Cup 
Santos was once again a regular in the starting lineup, playing in all of Brazil's games. In the final against Czechoslovakia he set up the final goal for Brazil. Noting that the Czech goalkeeper Viliam Schrojf was somewhat off his line, Santos lofted a long, massive, high arcing ball, into the goalmouth aided by the glare of the afternoon sun. Schrojf mishandled the cross, and Brazilian striker Vavá hammered the ball into goal.
1966 World Cup 
Santos, now at the age of 37, was selected for a fourth consecutive World Cup. The inclusion of Santos in the squad was a surprise to some, with Carlos Alberto expected to be selected instead. Santos played the first two games, but was dropped after the 3–1 defeat to Hungary. Brazil were knocked out of the tournament in the next game against Portugal.
- Panamerican Championship: 1952
- Taça Oswaldo Cruz: 1955, 1956, 1962
- Taça do Atlântico: 1956, 1960
- Copa Roca: 1957, 1960, 1963
- World Cup: 1958, 1962
- Taça Bernardo O'Higgins: 1959
- Torneio Rio-São Paulo: 1952, 1955
- Campeonato Paulista: 1959, 1963, 1966
- Taça Brasil: 1960, 1967
- Torneio Rio-São Paulo: 1965
- Torneio Roberto Gomes Pedrosa: 1967
- Campeonato Paranaense: 1970
- RSSSF complete stats on international appearances
- Brazilian Football Confederation profile (in Portuguese)
- Djalma Santos bio
- Djalma Santos Palmeiras career (in Portuguese)