Nilo (footballer)

Nilo Murtinho Braga, best known as Nilo (April 3, 1903 – February 7, 1975)[1] was an association footballer in forward striker role. He was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Nilo
Nilo Murtinho Braga.jpg
Personal information
Full name Nilo Murtinho Braga
Date of birth (1903-04-03)3 April 1903
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date of death 7 February 1975(1975-02-07) (aged 71)
Place of death Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1918–1920 América-RN ? (?)
1921–1924 Fluminense 60 (42)
1927–1937 Botafogo 201 (184)
National team
1923–1930 Brazil 19 (11)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

During his career (1918–1937) he played for América-RN, Fluminense and Botafogo. He won six Rio de Janeiro State Tournament, four consecutives (1924, 1930, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935) and for three time winning top goalscorer in 1924, 1927 and 1933. For Brazilian team he participated in the 1930 FIFA World Cup, played one match with Yugoslavia.[2]

He died at 71 years old.

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Fluminense: 1924
Botafogo: 1930, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935
América de Natal: 1919

NationalEdit

Brazil: 1931

IndividualEdit

1924, 1927, 1933

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CBF profile". Retrieved July 9, 2010.[dead link]
  2. ^ NiloFIFA competition record (archived)