Baltazar (footballer)

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Personal information
Full name Oswaldo da Silva
Date of birth (1926-01-14)14 January 1926
Place of birth Santos, Brazil
Date of death 25 March 1997(1997-03-25) (aged 71)
Place of death São Paulo, Brazil
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1943 União Monte Alegre
1944–1945 Jabaquara
1945–1957 Corinthians 401 (267)
1957 Juventus
1957–1959 Jabaquara
1959 União Paulista
National team
1950–1954 Brazil 31 (17[1])
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Oswaldo da Silva (14 January 1926 – 25 March 1997), commonly known as Baltazar, was a Brazilian footballer. Nicknamed Cabecinha de Ouro (Golden Head) by fans, he played as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Baltazar played for União Monte Alegre, Jabaquara, Corinthians, Juventus and União Paulista.

International career[edit]

He also represented Brazilian team who participated in the 1950 World Cup and 1954 World Cup, he played 4 matches, scoring 3 goals all of them against Mexico. He is the only player to score in two different opening world cup matches being one goal in 1950 and the other in 1954.

He died in São Paulo aged 71.


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