Waldo Machado

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Waldo
Valdo (1960).tif
Personal information
Full name Waldo Machado da Silva
Date of birth (1934-09-09)9 September 1934
Place of birth Niterói, Brazil
Date of death 25 February 2019(2019-02-25) (aged 84)
Place of death Burjassot, Spain
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Madureira
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1953–1954 Madureira ? (22)
1954–1961 Fluminense 403 (314)
1961–1970 Valencia 216 (115)
1970–1971 Hércules 19 (1)
Total 638 (452)
National team
1960 Brazil 5 (2)
Teams managed
1989 Alzira
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Waldo Machado da Silva (9 September 1934 – 25 February 2019), known simply as Waldo, was a Brazilian footballer who played as a forward.

He is best known for his time at Fluminense, where he is the top scorer in the club's history with 314 goals in 401 matches, and Valencia.

Club career[edit]

Waldo was born in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro. After joining Madureira Esporte Clube's youth setup in the early 1950s, he made his debut as a senior in 1953.[1]

On 11 April 1954, Waldo signed for Fluminense FC,[1] and was the top goalscorer of all tournaments which his team won. In the 1957 edition of the Torneio Rio – São Paulo, he was one of the most important players as Flu were crowned champions without losing a game.[2]

Waldo left Fluminense on 1 July 1961 with a record of 314 goals in only 403 matches, the club's top goalscorer of all time.[1] He immediately moved to La Liga's Valencia CF, signing as a replacement for his compatriotWalter Marciano who had just died at the age of 29 in a car accident[3][4] after a friendly between the two sides.[5]

Waldo made his debut in the Spanish top division on 3 September 1961, in a 0–3 away loss against Real Zaragoza.[6] He scored his first two goals for the club six days later, in a 3–0 home win over Real Oviedo.[7]

On 19 November 1961, Waldo scored four times in a 6–2 home rout of FC Barcelona,[8] and finished his first season abroad with 14 goals from 30 appearances. On 12 June 1963, he equalised as Valencia came from behind to win 2–1 at GNK Dinamo Zagreb in the first leg of the Fairs Cup Final (winning 4–1 on aggregate).[9]

Waldo scored a career-best 24 league goals in the 1966–67 campaign, and started in the 2–1 Spanish Cup Final win against Athletic Bilbao on 2 July 1967.[10] He represented the Che until 1970, scoring 157 goals in 294 competitive matches.[11]

In summer 1970, Waldo joined Valencian Community neighbours Hércules CF, and played for one season in the Segunda División before retiring at the age of 36.

Waldo (right) at Maracanã Stadium

International career[edit]

Waldo earned five caps for Brazil and scored two goals, being a part of the squad which won the 1960 Taça do Atlântico.[12]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results lists Brazil's goal tally first.

# Date Venue Opponent Score Final Competition
1. 29 June 1960 Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  Chile
3–0
4–0
Superclásico de las Américas[13]
2.
4–0

Personal life[edit]

Waldo's younger brother, Wanderley, was also a footballer and a forward. He spent most of his career with Levante UD and CD Málaga, and the pair were teammates at Hércules.[14]

Death[edit]

On 25 February 2019, after five years battling with Alzheimer's disease, Waldo died in Burjassot at the age of 84.[15]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Fluminense[16]

Valencia[16]

Country[edit]

Brazil

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Waldo… o quebra balizas" [Waldo... the goal-breaker] (in Portuguese). Tardes de Pacaembu. 22 February 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Waldo" (in Portuguese). Flumania. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Maior goleador do Flu visita o Rio e sonha com ida ao Pão de Açucar" [Biggest goalscorer of Flu visits Rio and dreams with Pão de Açucar trip] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 18 September 2010. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  4. ^ "El Valencia recibe innumerables expresiones de condolencia por el trágico accidente que costó la vida a su jugador Walter" [Valencia receive countless condolences for accident that cost their player Walter his life]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 23 June 1961. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Valencia, 2 – Fluminense, 3". Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 2 July 1961. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Zaragoza, 3 – Valencia, 0". Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 4 September 1961. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Valencia, 3 – Oviedo, 0". Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 10 September 1961. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  8. ^ "Valencia, 6 – Barcelona, 2". Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 20 November 1961. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  9. ^ "Dynamo de Zagreb, 1 – Valencia, 2" [Dinamo Zagreb, 1 – Valencia, 2]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 13 June 1963. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  10. ^ "Valencia, 2 – At. Bilbao, 1". Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 3 July 1967. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  11. ^ "Fallece Waldo Machado, segundo máximo goleador de la historia del Valencia" [Death of Waldo Machado, second all-time scorer in history of Valencia] (in Spanish). Europa Press. 25 February 2019. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  12. ^ "Grandes mestres da bola – Waldo Machado" [Great masters of football – Waldo Machado] (in Portuguese). Futebol & Cia LTDA. 27 February 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  13. ^ "Brasil 4 x 0 Chile" [Brazil 4 x 0 Chile] (in Portuguese). Todos os Jogos da Seleção. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  14. ^ "Triunfo con los hermanos Waldo y Wanderley" [Win with brothers Waldo and Wanderley]. Diario Información (in Spanish). 15 February 2015. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  15. ^ "Muere Waldo, la leyenda brasileña del Valencia" [Death of Waldo, Valencia's Brazilian legend]. Marca (in Spanish). 25 February 2019. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  16. ^ a b "Waldo". SambaFoot. Retrieved 13 June 2009.
  17. ^ "Copa del Atlántico". RSSSF. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  18. ^ "Spain – List of Topscorers ("Pichichi") 1929–2018". RSSSF. Retrieved 26 February 2019.

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