|Birth Day:||May 16, 1925|
|Death Date:||Nov 27, 2013 (age 88)|
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As per our current Database, Nilton Santos died on Nov 27, 2013 (age 88).
He was discovered by chance when he was still serving in the Brazilian Air Force.
Nílton was a key player in defence during the 1954, 1958 and 1962 World Cup finals (he was also in the Brazilian squad for the 1950 finals, but made no appearances) and became famous for scoring a magnificent goal in the 1958 tournament when Brazil played Austria. Dribbling his way through the whole field, he finished with a superb shot, driving his coach Vicente Feola crazy (he kept on insisting for Nílton to retreat to the defensive field, but was ignored until the goal was scored).
Santos died of a lung infection on 27 November 2013, aged 88, in Rio de Janeiro. He was the fourth 1958 World Cup champion to die in a few months, after Djalma Santos died in July 2013, Gilmar and De Sordi both in August 2013 and all of them within a year of the 2014 World Cup in their native Brazil.
Nilton grew up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Currently, Nilton Santos is 97 years, 0 months and 8 days old. Nilton Santos will celebrate 98th birthday on a Tuesday 16th of May 2023. Below we countdown to Nilton Santos upcoming birthday.