Petronilho de Brito
|Full name||Petronilho de Brito|
|Date of birth||May 31, 1904|
|Place of birth||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Date of death||1983 (aged 78–79)|
|Place of death||São Paulo, Brazil|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).|
Petronilho de Brito, commonly known as just Petronilho (May 31, 1904 – 1983), was an association footballer who played forward, and who played for the Brazilian national team. He died in 1984, in São Paulo.
Born in São Paulo, Petronilho de Brito spent most of his career defending clubs of that city. He played for Antárctica-SP, Minas Gerais-SP, Sírio-SP and Independência-SP, 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, before moving to San Lorenzo of Argentina in 1930. He won the Primera División Argentina in 1933, retiring in 1936.
Petronilho de Brito played five games for the Brazilian national team between 1928 and 1935. 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. Petronilho played his last game for the country on February 24, 1935, against River Plate of Argentina.
- Campeonato Brasileiro de Seleções Estaduais top goalscorer: 1926
- Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro Lance Volume 2. Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A. 2001. p. 324. ISBN 85-88651-01-7.
- Napoleão, Antônio Carlos; Assaf, Roberto (2006). Seleção Brasileira 1914–2006. São Paulo: Mauad X. p. 289. ISBN 85-7478-186-X.
- "Brazil – Championships of State Selections – List of Topscorers". RSSSF. February 4, 2006. Retrieved June 10, 2009.[dead link]