Altair Gomes de Figueiredo
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Altair Gomes de Figueiredo, usually referred to as Altair (January 22, 1938 in Niterói, Brazil – August 9, 2019), was a football defender and a World Champion for Brazil in the 1962 World Cup.
|Full name||Altair Gomes de Figueiredo|
|Date of birth||22 January 1938|
|Place of birth||Niterói, Brazil|
|Date of death||9 August 2019(aged 81)|
|Place of death||São Gonçalo, Rio de Janeiro|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He spent his entire career at one club (Fluminense), for which he played 551 games, scoring twice. He was called “magro” (slim) because he was skinny and despite his modest physical appearance, was a tough tackler and tremendous marker. His duels with Garrincha were legendary. He retired from playing in 1971 aged 33.
- Altair Gomes de Figueiredo – FIFA competition record