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Jairo do Nascimento (23 October 1946 – 6 February 2019) was a Brazilian footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Personal information
Full name Jairo do Nascimento
Date of birth (1946-10-23)23 October 1946
Place of birth Joinville, Brazil
Date of death 6 February 2019(2019-02-06) (aged 72)
Place of death Curitiba, Brazil
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966–1968 Caxias
1969–1971 Fluminense
1972–1976 Coritiba 128 (0)
1977–1980 Corinthians 45 (0)
1981–1982 Náutico Capibaribe 23 (0)
1983–1987 Coritiba 24 (0)
1987–1988 América Mineiro
1988–1989 Atlético Três Corações
Total 220 (0)
National team
1976 Brazil 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Born in Joinville,[1] Jairo was nicknamed "Pantera Negra" ("the Black Panther").[2]

Jairo played for Caxias, Fluminense, Coritiba, Corinthians, Náutico Capibaribe, América Mineiro and Atlético Três Corações.[1] For Coritiba he made 410 appearances in all competitions, winning the Campeonato Paranaense six times, as well as the Torneio do Povo in 1973 and the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A in 1985.[2] At Corinthians he played in 190 appearances in all competitors and he did not concede a goal for a record 1,132 minutes of play.[2] He also won the Campeonato Paulista in 1977 with the club.[2]

He made one international appearance for Brazil, in 1976.[1]

Later life and deathEdit

He died in Curitiba on 6 February 2019, aged 72, from kidney cancer.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Jairo do Nascimento". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Morre ex-goleiro Jairo, o Pantera Negra, ídolo do Corinthians e Coritiba" (in Portuguese). Globo. 6 February 2019. Retrieved 7 February 2019.