Fausto dos Santos

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Full name Fausto dos Santos
Date of birth (1905-01-28)28 January 1905
Place of birth Codó, Brazil
Date of death 28 March 1939(1939-03-28) (aged 34)
Place of death Santos Dumont, Brazil
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1926–1928 Bangu 53 (6)
1928–1931 Vasco da Gama ? (?)
1931–1932 Barcelona 0 (0)
1933 YF Juventus ? (?)
1933–1934 Vasco da Gama ? (?)
1935 Nacional ? (?)
1936–1937 Flamengo 80 (1)
National team
1930 Brazil 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Fausto dos Santos (January 28, 1905 in Codó, Maranhão – March 29, 1939 in Santos Dumont, Minas Gerais) was a football (soccer) player, considered one of the best defensive midfielders of Vasco da Gama of the first half of past century. At the time, he and Jaguaré, another famous player at this era, was attempted to be loan to Barcelona.

Popularly known as "Fausto, The Wonder Black" he was a pioneer to vindicate labor laws to footballers since the professionalization of Brazilian football in the beginning of the 1930s.

He also played for other clubs, such as Bangu, Nacional of Montevideo and Flamengo. He died at the age of 34 of tuberculosis.



Vasco da Gama: 1929, 1934
Barcelona: 1932

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