Nílton de Sordi

Nílton de Sordi (14 February 1931 – 24 August 2013), sometimes known as just De Sordi, was a Brazilian footballer who played as a defender.[1]

Nílton de Sordi
Nílton De Sordi 01.jpg
De Sordi in 2008
Personal information
Full name Nílton de Sordi
Date of birth (1931-02-14)14 February 1931
Place of birth Piracicaba, Brazil
Date of death 24 August 2013(2013-08-24) (aged 82)
Place of death Bandeirantes, Brazil
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1949–1952 XV de Piracicaba ? (?)
1952–1965 São Paulo 536 (0)
1965 União Bandeirante ? (?)
International career
1955–1961 Brazil 22 (0)
Managerial career
União Bandeirante
Men's Football
Representing  Brazil
FIFA World Cup
Winner 1958 Sweden
*Club domestic league appearances and goals


De Sordi earned 22 caps for the Brazil national team. He was part of the 1958 FIFA World Cup winning squad, and played in all matches except the final.[2] During his club career, he played for XV de Piracicaba-SP and São Paulo.


De Sordi died of multiple organ failure on 24 August 2013 in Bandeirantes, Brazil.[3]


  1. ^ Agência Brasil. "De Sordi, campeão mundial de 58, morre aos 82 anos | Agência Brasil". Agenciabrasil.ebc.com.br. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  2. ^ "FIFA Player Statistics: DE SORDI". FIFA.com. Archived from the original on 13 May 2008. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  3. ^ Nilton De Sordi, 1958 World Cup champion, passes away in the city of Bandeirantes