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Full name Waldir Cardoso Lebrêgo
Date of birth (1933-09-15)15 September 1933
Place of birth Belém, Brazil
Date of death 11 February 1996(1996-02-11) (aged 62)
Place of death Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1950–1953 Paysandu ? (1)
1953–1954 Vitória ? (1)
1954–1956 Botafogo ? (5)
1956 Bonsucesso ? (10)
1956–1965 Botafogo 417 (313)
1965 América de Cali ? (?)
1966 Unión Magdalena 39 (26)
1967 Deportivo Cali 39 (11)
1968 Junior de Barranquilla 29 (7)
National team
1960–1963 Brazil 13[1] (14[1])
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Waldir Cardoso Lebrêgo, best known as Quarentinha (Brazilian Portuguese: [kwɐɾenˈtʃĩ j̃ɐ]; born in Belém, Pará State, 15 September 1933 – died in Rio de Janeiro, 11 February 1996) was a Brazilian football (soccer) player who played as a forward who and was notable for his fearsome left foot.

Club career[edit]

Quarentinha played for Paysandu and Vitória, before joining Botafogo. After a short spell with Bonsucesso he returned to Botafogo and later played in Colombia.[2]

He won four Bahia State League (1953, 1957, 1964, 1965), three Rio de Janeiro State League (1957, 1961, 1962), two Rio - São Paulo Cup (1962, 1964), one Mexico Tournament (1962) and one Paris Tournament (1963). He was also the top goalscorer for three consecutive years in Rio Leagues (1958, 1959, 1960).[citation needed]

International career[edit]

Quarentinha won 11 international caps for the Brazil national football team between 1960 to 1963, scoring 11 goals. No-one in the history of Brazilian football has a better goal average (one goal per game). Quarentinha also played six friendly games for Brazil in which he scored six additional goals. His greatest regret was to be left out of the Brazilian squad that defended the World Championship crown in Chile in 1962. On 12 May 1963 he was in the squad at San Siro Stadium, in a match against Italy, Pelé's only game played in Italy. He never played in FIFA World Cup and died at 62.[3]


  1. ^ a b Quarentinha at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ Marcelo Monteiro (26 December 2008). "Biógrafo fala sobre Quarentinha, o artilheiro que não sorria" (in Portuguese). Globo. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Sambafoot.com