Júlio Botelho

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Full name Júlio Botelho
Date of birth (1929-07-29)29 July 1929
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Date of death 10 January 2003(2003-01-10) (aged 73)
Place of death São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Right Winger
Youth career
1948–50 Juventus
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1950–1951 Juventus
1951–1953 Portuguesa
1954 Fluminense (loan)
1955 Portuguesa
1955–1958 Fiorentina 89 (22)
1958–1967 Palmeiras
National team
1952–1965 Brazil 24 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Júlio Botelho, also known as Julinho (Brazilian Portuguese: [ʒuˈlĩj̃u]; 29 July 1929 in São Paulo – 10 January 2003) was a Brazilian football player. He was primarily a right winger. Known for his dribbling ability and powerful shot, Julinho was one of the greatest wingers in football history. He was selected in the World Soccer Magazine world XI in 1960.[1]

Club career[edit]

During his career (1951–1967), Julinho played for Portuguesa, Fluminense and Palmeiras. In Italy, he was a team member of Fiorentina and was a key member of the squad which won the Italian title in 1956. In 1957, he participated in the club's 1957 European Cup Final, a 2–0 loss to Real Madrid.

International career[edit]

Julinho played for Brazil at the 1954 FIFA World Cup in Switzerland, scoring two goals.

After retirement[edit]

Julinho was nominated the best player in the history of Fiorentina in 1996. He died at the age of 73.






  1. ^ "ERIC BATTY’S WORLD XI – THE SIXTIES" Retrieved on 26 November 2015

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