Petronilho de Brito

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Full name Petronilho de Brito
Date of birth (1904-05-31)May 31, 1904
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Date of death 1983 (aged 78–79)
Place of death São Paulo, Brazil
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Minas Gerais-SP
1930–1936 San Lorenzo 301 (288)
National team
1928–1935 Brazil 5 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

Petronilho de Brito, commonly known as just Petronilho (May 31, 1904[1] – 1983[2]), was an association footballer who played forward, and who played for the Brazilian national team. He died in 1984, in São Paulo.[2]

Personal life[edit]

He is the brother of former footballer Waldemar de Brito.[1]


Born in São Paulo, Petronilho de Brito spent most of his career defending clubs of that city.[1] He played for Antárctica-SP, Minas Gerais-SP, Sírio-SP and Independência-SP,[1] winning the Campeonato Brasileiro de Seleções Estaduais in 1926, representing the state of São Paulo, and being awarded as the competition's top goalscorer with 13 goals,[3] before moving to San Lorenzo of Argentina in 1930.[1] He won the Primera División Argentina in 1933, retiring in 1936.[1]

National team[edit]

Petronilho de Brito played five games for the Brazilian national team between 1928 and 1935.[2] He played his first game on June 24, 1928, against Motherwell of Scotland, and scored his first goal for Brazil on February 24, 1929, against Rampla Juniors of Uruguay.[2] Petronilho played his last game for the country on February 24, 1935, against River Plate of Argentina.[2]




San Lorenzo

State of São Paulo


  1. ^ a b c d e f Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro Lance Volume 2. Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A. 2001. p. 324. ISBN 85-88651-01-7. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Napoleão, Antônio Carlos; Assaf, Roberto (2006). Seleção Brasileira 1914–2006. São Paulo: Mauad X. p. 289. ISBN 85-7478-186-X. 
  3. ^ "Brazil – Championships of State Selections – List of Topscorers". RSSSF. February 4, 2006. Retrieved June 10, 2009. [dead link]