Dino Sani

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Dino Sani
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Personal information
Date of birth (1932-05-23) 23 May 1932 (age 88)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Playing position Central Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1950–1951 Palmeiras
1951 XV de Jaú
1952–1953 Commercial-SP
1954–1960 São Paulo
1961 Boca Juniors 14 (4)
1961–1964 Milan 63 (14)
1965–1968 Corinthians
National team
1957–1966 Brazil 15 (1)
Teams managed
1969–1970 Corinthians
1971–1974 Internacional
1974 Goiás
1975 Corinthians
1975 Palmeiras
1976 Coritiba
1977–1980 Peñarol
1981 Flamengo
1982 Fluminense
1982 Ponte Preta
1983–1984 Internacional
1984 Boca Juniors
1985 Coritiba
1989–1990 Qatar
1991–1992 Grêmio

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

† Appearances (goals)

Dino Sani (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈdʒĩnu ˈsɐ̃ni]; Italian: [ˈdino ˈsani]; born 23 May 1932) is a former Brazilian footballer and coach. Dino Sani was a playmaking central midfielder with goalscoring prowess, as well as being a team player, who was well known for his ball skills, technique, accurate passing ability, creativity, and close control. Although he was not gifted with notable pace or athletic attributes, his positioning, outstanding vision, and his adeptness at long balls, in particular, also made him a capable assist provider throughout his career.[1][2]


The son of Italian immigrants (Gaetano Sani and Maria Gabrielli), he started his career at local club Palmeiras, XV de Jaú, Commercial-SP and São Paulo FC,[3] and played in the Argentine First Division for Boca Juniors[4] in 1961, where he played 13 games, scoring 4 goals. He then played in Italy for Serie A club A.C. Milan,[5] with whom he won one scudetto in the 1961–62 season, followed by the 1962–63 European Cup.[2][6]

As a member of the Brazil national team, Dino Sani participated at the South American Championship tournaments of 1957 in Peru and 1959 in Argentina, reaching the final on both occasions; he was also part of the squad that won the 1958 World Cup in Sweden. He made 15 appearances in total for Brazil between 1957 and 1966, scoring 1 goal.[7]

After he left Milan in 1964, he returned to South America, and played for Corinthians before becoming a coach. He managed Internacional,[8] Goiás, Palmeiras, Coritiba, Peñarol,[9] Flamengo, Fluminense, Boca Juniors, Qatar and Grêmio.







  • A.C. Milan Hall of Fame[2]


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  4. qui, 04/02/10. "Memória E. C. » Boca Juniors: uma relação antiga com jogadores brasileiros » Arquivo". Colunas.globoesporte.com. Retrieved 7 June 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  7. "FIFA Player Statistics: DINO SANI". FIFA.com. 23 May 1932. Retrieved 7 June 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Dino Sani" (in Portuguese). Globi. Archived from the original on 12 November 2009. Retrieved 13 March 2010. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "Tecnicos". Girasolweb.tripod.com. Retrieved 7 June 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>