Hércules Brito Ruas

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Hércules Brito Ruas.jpg
Brito in 2008
Personal information
Full name Hércules de Brito Ruas
Date of birth (1939-08-09) 9 August 1939 (age 81)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position(s) Centre back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1955–1959 Vasco da Gama
1960 Internacional
1960–1969 Vasco da Gama
1969–1970 Flamengo
1970 Cruzeiro
1971–1974 Botafogo
1974 Corinthians
1974 Atlético Paranaense
1975 Montreal Castors
1975 Deportivo Galicia
1975–1978 Democrata
1979 Ríver
National team
1964–1972 Brazil 45 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Brito, real name Hércules de Brito Ruas, (born 9 August 1939 in Rio de Janeiro) is a former Brazilian footballer. He played as a central defender for several clubs, and for the Brazilian national team.


In 1975, he played abroad in the National Soccer League with Montreal Castors.[1]

National team[edit]

Brito has 45 caps with the Brazilian national team between 1964 and 1972.

He won the 1970 FIFA World Cup with the Brazilian national team. He also played the 1966 FIFA World Cup (one game against Portugal).[2]






Placar's Bola de Prata (Silver Ball): 1970[3]


  1. ^ "Castors feature international soccer stars". Ottawa Journal. 17 June 1976. p. 30.
  2. ^ "Todos os brasileiros" (in Portuguese). Folha. 9 December 2005.
  3. ^ Abril, Editora (13 November 1970). Os Onze Melhores Jogadores. Placar (in Portuguese). p. 16.

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