Amarildo Tavares da Silveira

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Amarildo en 1965 au Milan AC.jpg
Amarildo with Milan in 1965
Personal information
Full name Amarildo Tavares da Silveira
Date of birth (1939-06-29) 29 June 1939 (age 80)
Place of birth Campos, Brazil
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1956–1957 Goytacaz
1958 Flamengo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1958 Flamengo 0 (0)
1958–1963 Botafogo[1] 85 (45)
1963–1967 Milan 107 (32)
1967–1971 Fiorentina 62 (16)
1971–1972 Roma 32 (10)
1973–1974 Vasco da Gama 7 (0)
Total 293 (103)
National team
1961–1966 Brazil 20 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Amarildo Tavares da Silveira, also known as Amarildo (Portuguese pronunciation: [amaˈɾiwdu]; born 29 June 1939[2][3]), is a retired Brazilian footballer who played as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Amarildo's career lasted from 1957 to 1974 and he played for Goytacaz, Flamengo, Botafogo and Vasco da Gama, and in Italy for Milan, Fiorentina and Roma. He won one “Coppa Italia” in 1967 with Milan, and the Italian title (“Scudetto”) in 1969 with Fiorentina.

International career[edit]

With Brazil, Amarildo was capped 23 times, between April 1961 and June 1966, and won the 1962 FIFA World Cup as a replacement for the injured Pelé. He scored eight goals for his country, including three during the 1962 tournament, one of which came in the victorious final itself.

Managerial career[edit]

On January 24, 2008, Amarildo was hired as América's head coach.[4] On January 26, 2008, in his first match as América's head coach, Volta Redonda beat América 4–2 at Estádio Giulite Coutinho.[5] He was sacked by América's board after managing the team for just a week.[6]



Amarildo in action with Fiorentina in the late 1960s
Vasco da Gama




  • Player of the Tournament of Paris: 1963
  • Scorer of the Club World Championship: 1963
  • Scorer of the Brazilian Championship: 1962
  • Scorer of the Rio-São Paulo Tournament: 1962
  • Scorer of Interstate Club Champions Cup: 1962
  • Scorer of Pentagonal International Clubs: 1962
  • State Championship's top scorer]]: 1961
  • Scorer of the International Tournament in Costa Rica]]: 1961


  1. ^ "Acervo histórico". Acervo O Globo (in Portuguese). O Globo.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Amarildo, o Possesso. Retrieved on 2015-06-24.
  4. ^ "América-RJ anuncia seu novo treinador". Gazeta Esportiva. Archived from the original on 2008-04-13. Retrieved 2008-01-28.
  5. ^ "América-RJ perde do Volta Redonda e se complica". iG Último Segundo. Archived from the original on 2008-01-30. Retrieved 2008-01-28.
  6. ^ "Amarildo não é mais o técnico do América". Globo Online. Retrieved 2008-01-30.