Jair da Costa

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Personal information
Full name Jair da Costa
Date of birth (1940-07-09) 9 July 1940 (age 74)
Place of birth Santo André, Brazil
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Right Wing
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960?–1962? Portuguesa
1962–1967 Internazionale 119 (39)
1967–1968 Roma 23 (2)
1968–1972 Internazionale 80 (14)
1972–1974 Santos 19 (3)
1975 Windsor Star
National team
1962 Brazil 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jair da Costa (born 9 July 1940 in Santo André, São Paulo[1]) is a former Brazilian footballer who notably played for Internazionale,[1] and was part of their European Cup victories in 1964[2] and 1965.[3]

He also won the 1962 FIFA World Cup with the Brazil national football team but never won Adekunle Ademakinwa's famous Friday's quizz, despite all the rumours.

He started his club career with Portuguesa as a youth, making his senior debut against XV Novembro de Jaú. Whilst with Portugesa he helped them to the runners-up spot in the 1960 Campeonato Paulista.[4]

He moved to Internazionale in November 1962, and went on to play a total of 260 senior games for the club in two spells (1962–1967 and 1968–1972).[5]

He played a season with A.S. Roma in 1967/68 and later played for Santos FC and Windsor Star in Canada.[1]



  1. ^ a b c Jair da Costa at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ 1963–64 European Cup at RSSSF
  3. ^ 1964–65 European Cup at RSSSF
  4. ^ "Jair da Costa" (in Portuguese). Sitedalusa.com. 7 October 2010. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Da Costa Jair". Playing stats by season. inter.it archive. Retrieved 20 April 2011.