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Waldyr Pereira or Didi


Didi Biography & Career Records (Won 1958 & 1962 Worldcup, 1958 FIFA Golden Ball)


Date Of Birth:  8 October 1929

Didi won the 1958 & 1962 Worldcup. He has been voted the best player at the 1958 World Cup.

Waldyr Pereira or Didi was one of the very first Brazilian free masters. He graced the game of football by becoming the man of steel in the midfield position. Didi is believed to be responsible for coining the term ‘The Beautiful Game.

Furthermore, the man himself was part of the legendary football team of Brazil alongside Pele in 1954-1966. He won 2 world cups with National teams.

Didi Personal Information

  • Full Name: Waldyr Pereira
  • Nation: Brazil
  • Height: 174 cm
  • Position: Central Holding Midfielder
  • Career Duartion: 1947-1966
  • Career Goals: 133
  • International Caps: 68 Games
  • International Goals: 20 Goals
  • Major Club: Botafogo
  • World Cup Participation: 1954,1958,1962 -15 Games

Club & Country Honours

  • 2 Times FIFA World Cup Winners- 1958,1962
  • 4 Times Campeonato Carioca- 1955, 58, 61, 62
  • 1 Time Atlantic Cup- 1956
  • 3 Times Copa America Runner-Up -1953, 1957, 1959
  • 1951 Fluminense State Championship winner
  • 1960 European Cup winner
  • Ramon de Carranza Trophy

Individual Awards

  • 1958 FIFA World Cup Golden Ball
  • Brazil Football Museum Hall Of Fame
  • 1958 FIFA World Cup All star team

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