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Friaça

Personal information
Full nameAlbino Friaça Cardoso
Place of birthRio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height1.78 m
Playing positionRight Winger

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Albino Friaça Cardoso (October 20, 1924 January 12, 2009), best known as 'Friaça' (-ptˈfɾjazɐ), was a Brazilian football striker.

He was born in Porciúncula. In his career (1944 - 1955) he played for Vasco da Gama, São Paulo and Ponte Preta. He won two Rio de Janeiro State Tournament (1947, 1952) and one São Paulo State Tournament (1949, which has also top goalscorer) one Copa Libertadores (1948). With Brazilian team he won one Copa América in 1949, and participated at 1950 FIFA World Cup, playing 4 matches and scoring the opening goal in the title-deciding match against Uruguay, which Brazil lost 1 2.

He died in Itaperuna in January 2009, aged 84, of pneumonia related organ failure.




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