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Gylmar dos Santos Neves

Gylmar dos Santos Neves
Gilmar and Pelé (crying) after Brazil winning the 1958 World Cup.
Personal information
Full nameGylmar dos Santos Neves
Date of birth22 August 1930 (80 years)
Place of birthSantos, Brazil
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11.3 in)
Playing positionGoalkeeper

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Gylmar dos Santos Neves (born 22 August 1930) known simply as Gilmar (with an I), is a former association footballer who played goalkeeper for Corinthians and Santos and was a member of the Brazil national team in three World Cups. He was elected the best Brazilian goalkeeper of the 20th Century and one of the best in the world by the IFFHS. He is remembered for his sober style on the pitch and his peaceful personality.

In the book by Alex Bellos, Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life, it is reported that Gilmar is named after his parents, Gilberto and Maria.

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