Augusto da Costa

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Full name Augusto da Costa
Date of birth (1920-10-22)22 October 1920
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date of death 1 March 2004(2004-03-01) (aged 83)
Place of death Brazil
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1936–1944 São Cristóvão
1945–1954 Vasco
National team
1949–1950 Brazil 20 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Augusto da Costa (22 October 1920 – 1 March 2004) was a Brazilian footballer who played for the Brazil national football team. He captained the Brazil team to the 1950 FIFA World Cup final leading them to become the runners-up of the tournament after losing to Uruguay. He was born in Rio de Janeiro. He started his career in 1936, with São Cristóvão, leaving the club in 1944.[1] In 1945 he joined Vasco, retiring in 1954.[1] He played 20 games for the Brazilian national team and scored one goal.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Augusto - Zagueiro" (in Portuguese). Brazilian Football Confederation. Archived from the original on 7 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-07.