Jorge José Emiliano dos Santos

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Jorge José Emiliano dos Santos (19 March 1954 - 21 February 1995[1]) was a Brazilian football referee, known for his flamboyant style. His nickname was Margarida (meaning Daisy, in English).[2]

The referee was born in 1954 in Rio de Janeiro, and died there in 1995 of AIDS complications. [3]

He is one of three role models for the character Margarida from referee Clésio Moreira dos Santos on YouTube.


  1. ^ Ivan Maurício: 90 MINUTOS DE SABEDORIA: A FILOSOFIA DO FUTEBOL EM FRASES INESQUECIVEIS, Editora Garamond, 2002, ISBN 85-86435-71-6, p. 114 (Online, p. 114, at Google Books)
  2. ^ Rough justice for referees
  3. ^ Rubrik „Transistions“, in: The Advocate, ISSN 0001-8996, Nr. 676, 1995-03-07, p. 19 (Online, p. 19, at Google Books)