Fausto dos Santos

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Fausto dos Santos (born January 28, 1905 in Codó, Maranhão – died on March 29, 1939 in Santos Dumont, Minas Gerais) was a football (soccer) player, considered one of the best defensive midfielders of Vasco da Gama of the first half of past century. At the time, he and Jaguaré, another famous player at this era, was attempted to be loan to Barcelona.

Popularly known as "Fausto, The Wonder Black" he was a pioneer to vindicate labor laws to footballers since the professionalization of Brazilian football in the beginning of the 1930s.

He also played for other clubs, such as Bangu, Nacional of Montevideo and Flamengo. He died at the age of 34 of tuberculosis.

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