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Full name Albino Friaça Cardoso
Date of birth (1924-10-20)October 20, 1924
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date of death January 12, 2009(2009-01-12) (aged 84)
Place of death Brazil
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Right Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1944–1949 Vasco
1949–1951 São Paulo
1951–1954 Vasco
1954–1955 Ponte Preta
National team
1947–1952 Brazil[1] 13 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Albino Friaça Cardoso (October 20, 1924 – January 12, 2009), best known as Friaça ([ˈfɾjazɐ]), was a Brazilian football striker.

He was born in Porciúncula. In his career (1944 – 1955) he played for Vasco da Gama, São Paulo and Ponte Preta.[2] He won two Rio de Janeiro State Tournament (1947, 1952), one São Paulo State Tournament (1949, which has also top goalscorer), and the South American Championship of Champions (1948). With Brazilian team he won one Copa América in 1949, and participated at 1950 FIFA World Cup, playing 4 matches and scoring the opening goal in the title-deciding match against Uruguay, which Brazil lost 1–2.

He died in Itaperuna in January 2009, aged 84, of pneumonia related organ failure.[3]


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