Orlando Peçanha

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Orlando as the cover of El Gráfico in 1961
Personal information
Full name Orlando Peçanha de Carvalho
Date of birth (1935-09-20)20 September 1935
Place of birth Niterói, Brazil
Date of death 10 February 2010(2010-02-10) (aged 74)
Place of death Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1953–1960 Vasco da Gama
1961–1965 Boca Juniors
1965–1969 Santos
1970 Vasco da Gama
National team
1958–1966 Brazil 31 (0)
Teams managed
1977 Fluminense de Feira
1977 CSA
1978 América-SP
1978 Rio Preto
1979 Joinville
1979 Vitória
1980–1981 Kazma
1983 Taubaté
1987 Fluminense de Feira
1988 Galícia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Orlando Peçanha de Carvalho (20 September 1935 – 10 February 2010), known simply as Orlando, was a Brazilian footballer who played defender.

During his club career he played for Vasco da Gama (1955–1960), Boca Juniors (1960–1964) and Santos (1965–1967). He was part of the Brazilian team that won the 1958 FIFA World Cup, and also participated in the 1966 FIFA World Cup as the vice captain of the team. In total he earned 31 caps.

Orlando died on 10 February 2010, in Rio de Janeiro, due to a heart attack.[1]

Boca Juniors[edit]

During his time with Boca he played 119 games for the club, (105 league and 14 Copa Libertadores), he never scored a goal for the club but he had the distinction of being the club captain and he helped them to win two league titles in 1962 and 1964. His third league title was in 1965, playing for Santos.


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