Nílton de Sordi

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Nílton de Sordi
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De Sordi on the 50th anniversary of Brazil's 1958 World Cup win
Personal information
Full name Nílton de Sordi
Date of birth (1931-02-14)14 February 1931
Place of birth Piracicaba, Brazil
Date of death 24 August 2013(2013-08-24) (aged 82)
Place of death Bandeirantes, Brazil
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1949–1952 XV de Piracicaba ? (?)
1952–1965 São Paulo 536 (0)
1965 União Bandeirante ? (?)
National team
1955–1961 Brazil 22 (0)
Teams managed
União Bandeirante

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Nílton de Sordi (14 February 1931 – 24 August 2013), known simply as De Sordi, was a Brazilian footballer who played as a defender.[1]


De Sordi earned 22 caps for the Brazil national football team. He was part of the 1958 FIFA World Cup winning squad, and played in all matches except the final.[2] During his club career he played for XV de Piracicaba-SP and São Paulo.


De Sordi died of multiple organ failure on 24 August 2013.[3]