Carlos José Castilho
Carlos José Castilho (November 27, 1927 – February 2, 1987) was a Brazilian football goalkeeper. He was born in Rio de Janeiro and played for Fluminense from 1947 to 1964 and for Brazil. He was a member of the Brazil squad in four World Cups: 1950, 1954, 1958 and 1962, but he only actually played three games, all of them in the 1954 finals.
Castilho in 1956
|Full name||Carlos José Castilho|
|Date of birth||27 November 1927|
|Place of birth||Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro), Brazil|
|Date of death||2 February 1987(aged 59)|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He was noted as a goalkeeper for making seemingly impossible saves. Due to his good luck, his opponents' supporters called him "Leiteria" (lucky man) and Fluminense supporters called him "Saint Castilho".
During his career he appeared in 699 games for Fluminense, a club record. With Fluminense, he won 420 games, conceded 777 goals, and kept 255 clean-sheets; all individual records in Fluminense history.
After his retirement from playing sport, he coached many teams from Brazil.
He committed suicide on February 2, 1987.
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