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Cláudio Taffarel

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Full nameCláudio André Mergen Taffarel
Date of birth8 May 1966(age 50)
Place of birthSanta Rosa, Brazil
Height0 m ( ft in)
Playing positionGoalkeeper

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Cláudio André Mergen Taffarel (born 8 May 1966 in Santa Rosa, Rio Grande do Sul) is a retired Brazilian footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He is of German and Italian descent.

During an 18-year career, he played professionally for five clubs, namely Parma, Atlético Mineiro and Galatasaray.

The recipient of more than 100 caps for Brazil, Taffarel helped the national team win the 1994 World Cup, also appearing in other eight major international tournaments over the course of one full decade.

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