Hércules de Miranda

Hércules de Miranda, commonly known as just Hércules (June 2, 1912[1] – September 3, 1982[2]), was an association footballer who played forward in the 1938 FIFA World Cup with the Brazilian national team.

Personal information
Full name Hércules de Miranda
Date of birth (1912-07-02)July 2, 1912
Place of birth Guaxupé, Brazil
Date of death September 3, 1982(1982-09-03) (aged 70)
Place of death Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Playing position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1930–1933 Juventus
1933 São Paulo da Floresta
1933–1941 Fluminense
1942–1948 Corinthians
National team
1938–1940 Brazil 6 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Hércules was born in Guaxupé, Minas Gerais state.[1] He started his career in 1930, playing for Juventus, leaving the club in 1933, joining São Paulo da Floresta.[1] He moved to Fluminense in the same year, leaving the club in 1941,[1] after winning the Campeonato Carioca in 1936, 1937, 1938, 1940 and in 1941,[3] and scoring 164 goals in 176 games.[4] Hércules de Miranda joined Corinthians in 1942, playing 73 games and scoring 53 goals for the club until his retirement in 1948.[1]

National teamEdit

He played six games for the Brazilian national team, scoring three goals.[2] Hércules debut defending the national team was a 1938 FIFA World Cup game, played on June 5, 1938, against Poland.[2] Hércules de Miranda scored his first two goals for the Brazilian national team on March 10, 1940, against Argentina.[2] His last game defending Brazil was played on March 31, 1940, when his country and Uruguay drew 1–1.[2]





  1. ^ a b c d e "Hércules (ex-ponta do Fluminense e Corinthians)" (in Portuguese). Milton Neves. January 5, 2009. Archived from the original on October 2, 2011. Retrieved March 27, 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d e Napoleão, Antônio Carlos; Assaf, Roberto (2006). Seleção Brasileira 1914–2006. São Paulo: Mauad X. p. 262. ISBN 85-7478-186-X.
  3. ^ "Hércules" (in Portuguese). Folha Online. Retrieved March 27, 2009.
  4. ^ "Hércules" (in Portuguese). Flumania. Archived from the original on March 26, 2009. Retrieved March 27, 2009.