Clodoaldo Tavares de Santana, better known as Clodoaldo (Brazilian Portuguese: [klodoˈawdu]; born 25 September 1949 in Aracaju), is a Brazilian former footballer who played as a midfielder.[1]

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Clodoaldo in 2013
Personal information
Full name Clodoaldo Tavares de Santana
Date of birth (1949-09-25) 25 September 1949 (age 73)
Place of birth Aracaju, Brazil
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Defensive Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966–1979 Santos 510 (13)
1980 Tampa Bay Rowdies 43 (4)
1981 Nacional 56 (17)
International career
1969–1974 Brazil 38 (1)
Men's Football
Representing  Brazil
FIFA World Cup
Winner 1970 Mexico
*Club domestic league appearances and goals
Clodoaldo in 2007


Clodoaldo usually played as a defensive midfielder for both Santos Futebol Clube and the Brazil national team, for whom he was capped 38 times (scoring one goal) between 1969 and 1974.[2]

He was part of the Brazil squad that won the 1970 FIFA World Cup, and scored the equalising goal in the semi-final against Uruguay. He then memorably contributed to the famous goal by Carlos Alberto Torres against Italy in the final by dribbling past four of the opposition's players in his own half.[1]

He played his club football for Santos (1966–79), Tampa Bay Rowdies (1980), and Nacional-AM (1981).[2]



Santos FC




  1. ^ a b "A Celebration Of Brazil 1970: The Finest Football Team Of All Time". The Beautiful Team. Archived from the original on 22 July 2013. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  2. ^ a b Clodoaldo at