September 23, 2023

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Dorval, one of the greatest idols in the history of Santos dies

Dorval, one of the greatest idols in the history of Santos dies

Former player Dorval, one of the greatest stars of the Santos Football Club, passed away on Sunday (26). At the age of 86, he was hospitalized in Casa de Saúde in Santos (SP) with a sensitive clinical condition, with a lot of coughing.

According to a note published on the Santos Club website, the information regarding the player’s death was confirmed by the niece of the former player who accompanied him. The celebration will be in Salão de Mármore, in Vila Belmiro, at a time yet to be announced. The club issued a decree of mourning seven days.

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Best right wing

Born in Porto Alegre on February 26, 1935, Dorval Rodriguez arrived at Santos in 1957 and was considered by sports critics to be the best right-wing winger in the club’s history. In the 1960s, he formed Dream Attack along with Mingalvio, Coutinho, Pele and Pepe.

Among his achievements, the double Libertadores championship and the double world 62 and 63, the Brazilians 61, 62, 63, 64 and 65, Paulistas 58, 60, 61, 62, 64 and 65. He played 612 matches for the Santos shirt, the fifth highest participation among all players, He scored 194 goals, making him the sixth best scorer in Bixe’s history.


The president of Santos, Andres Rueda, lamented the loss of the idol. “Dorval is one of the unforgettable players who helped build this beautiful story for Santos. She deserves all the acclaim on her track. Santos has lost one of their biggest idols today,” he said, in a note posted on the club’s website.

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