Wilson da Silva Piazza

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Wilson Piazza
Personal information
Full name Wilson da Silva Piazza
Date of birth (1943-02-25) February 25, 1943 (age 76)
Place of birth Ribeirão das Neves, Brazil
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Centre Back / Midfielder
Youth career
Renascença
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1961–1963 Renascença - (-)
1963–1979 Cruzeiro 566 (40)
National team
1969–1975 Brazil 45 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Wilson da Silva Piazza (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈwiwsõ dɐ ˈsiwvɐ piˈazɐ]; born 25 February 1943 in Ribeirão das Neves[1]), is a former Brazilian footballer. He played as defensive midfielder and centre-back, in particular with Cruzeiro E.C. and the Brazilian national team.

He was a member of the Brazilian team that won the 1970 World Cup.[2]

Clubs[edit]

  • 1961 1964 : Renasença (Minas Gerais)
  • 1964 1979 : Cruzeiro E.C.

He was a member of the Cruzeiro team which won the 1976 Copa Libertadores.[3]

National team[edit]

Piazza made 47 appearances for the Brazilian national team between 1969 and 1975.[1] He played for them in both the 1970 and 1974 World Cups, appearing in six games in 1970, including the final.[4]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wilson da Silva Piazza". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
  2. ^ Gwidon Naskrent, Roberto Di Maggio and José Luis Pierrend (17 September 2010). "World Cup Champions Squads 1930 - 2010". RSSSF. Retrieved 30 March 2013.
  3. ^ 1976 Copa Libertadores at RSSSF
  4. ^ "Wilson Piazza". List of FIFA competition appearances. FIFA. Retrieved 20 April 2011.