Jorge José Emiliano dos Santos

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Jorge José Emiliano dos Santos (19 March 1954[1] - January 23, 1995[2]) was a Brazilian football referee, known for his flamboyant style. His nickname Margarida (meaning Daisy, in English).[3]

He was born in 1954 in Rio de Janeiro.[2][not in citation given]

He is one of three role models for the character Margarida from referee Clésio Moreira dos Santos on YouTube.

He died on January 23, 1995 from AIDS-related complications.[2]


  1. ^ Ivan Maurício: 90 MINUTOS DE SABEDORIA: A FILOSOFIA DO FUTEBOL EM FRASES INESQUECIVEIS, Editora Garamond, 2002, ISBN 85-86435-71-6, p. 114 (Online, p. 114, at Google Books)
  2. ^ a b c "The Advocate". March 7, 1995. p. 19. Retrieved May 2, 2016. 
  3. ^ Rough justice for referees