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Telê Santana

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Full nameTelê Santana da Silva
Date of birthJuly 26, 1931
Place of birthItabirito, Brazil
Date of deathApril 21, 2006(age 74)
Place of deathBelo Horizonte, Brazil
Playing positionRight winger

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Telê Santana da Silva, also known as Telê Santana (July 26, 1931 - April 21, 2006), was a Brazilian football manager and former player. He was born in Itabirito, Minas Gerais.

Telê was the manager responsible for putting together the 1982 and 1986 Brazil national squads, best remembered as one of the greatest teams in history never to win a World Cup.

He was also a highly successful manager of various club teams, including the legendary 1992 and 1993 São Paulo.


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