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Clodoaldo in 2013
Personal information
Full name Clodoaldo Tavares Santana
Date of birth (1949-09-25) 25 September 1949 (age 69)
Place of birth Aracaju, Brazil
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966–1979 Santos FC 92 (2)
1980 Tampa Bay Rowdies
1981 Nacional
National team
1969 - 1974 Brazil 38 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Clodoaldo Tavares de Santana, better known as Clodoaldo (Brazilian Portuguese: [klodoˈawdʊ]; born September 25, 1949 in Aracaju), is a former Brazilian footballer who played as a midfielder.[1]


He was usually a defensive midfielder for both Santos Futebol Clube and the Brazilian national team, for whom he was capped 38 times (scoring one goal) between 1969 and 1974.[2]

He was part of the Brazil squad that won the 1970 FIFA World Cup, and scored the equalising goal in the semi-final against Uruguay. He then memorably contributed to the famous goal by Carlos Alberto Torres against Italy in the final by dribbling past four of the opposition's players in his own half.[1]

He played his club football for Santos (1966–79), Tampa Bay Rowdies (1980), New York United (1980) and Nacional-AM (1981).[2]



  1. 1.0 1.1 "A Celebration Of Brazil 1970: The Finest Football Team Of All Time". The Beautiful Team. Retrieved 25 August 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 Clodoaldo at