Dida (footballer, born 1934)

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Dida in 1961
Personal information
Full name Edvaldo Alves de Santa Rosa
Date of birth (1934-03-16)March 16, 1934
Place of birth Maceió, AL
Date of death September 17, 2002(2002-09-17) (aged 68)
Place of death Rio de Janeiro
Playing position(s) Attacking midfielder / Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1949–1950 América-AL
1950–1953 CSA
1954–1963 Flamengo[1] 147 (93)
1964–1966 Portuguesa de Desportos[2][3] 33 (10)
1966–1968 Atlético Junior[4] 34 (13)
National team
1958–1961 Brazil 6 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Edvaldo Alves de Santa Rosa (March 16, 1934 – September 17, 2002), better known as Dida, was a Brazilian football player. Following his retirement, he remained with Flamengo, working for two decades with the club's youth teams.

On September 17, 2002, he died of cancer in a Rio de Janeiro hospital, at the age of 68.

Dida is the 2nd high scorer in Flamengo's history with 244 goals. He was capped six times for his country, including the 1958 World Cup, scoring four goals.



  1. ^ [1] Fla-Estatística (in Portuguese)
  2. ^ [2] História do Futebol (in Portuguese)
  3. ^ [3] BrFut (in Portuguese)
  4. ^ [4] National Football Teams

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