Djalma Dias

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Full name Djalma Pereira Dias Júnior
Date of birth (1939-08-21)August 21, 1939
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date of death May 1, 1990(1990-05-01) (aged 50)
Place of death Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1959–1961 América (RJ)
1962–1968 Palmeiras
1968 Atlético Mineiro
1969–1970 Santos
1971–1974 Botafogo
National team
1965–1969 Brazil 21 (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Djalma Pereira Dias Júnior (21 August 1939 – 1 May 1990) was a Brazilian footballer who played as a defender.

Football career[edit]

During his career, Djalma played for América Football Club - where he won the Rio state championship of 1960 -, Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras, Clube Atlético Mineiro, Santos Futebol Clube and Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas, retiring in 1974 at the age of 35.

He played 21 times for the Brazilian national team, but did not attend any major international tournament. He was born and died in Rio de Janeiro, at the age of 50.


One of Djalma' sons, Djalminha, was also a footballer, a talented attacking midfielder who played namely for Deportivo de La Coruña, retiring in 2004.

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