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Waldir Peres de Arruda (January 2, 1951 – July 23, 2017), known as Waldir Peres, was a Brazilian footballer who played as a goalkeeper, in particular with São Paulo FC and the Brazilian national team. His son Diogo Pires is also football player.[1]

Waldir Peres
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Personal information
Full name Waldir Peres de Arruda
Date of birth (1951-01-02)January 2, 1951
Place of birth Garça, Brazil
Date of death July 23, 2017(2017-07-23) (aged 66)
Place of death Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1973 Ponte Preta
1973–1984 São Paulo 617 (0)
1984 América
1984–1985 Guarani 26 (0)
1986 Corinthians 75 (0)
1988 Portuguesa 22 (0)
1988–1989 Ponte Preta
1989–1990 Santa Cruz
National team
1975–1982 Brazil 39 (0)
Teams managed
1991 São Bento
1992 Inter de Limeira
1993 União Mogi
1994 São Bento
1994 Inter de Limeira
1995 União Mogi
1996 Nacional-SP
1997 Ferroviária
1998 Nacional-SP
1998 Guarulhos
1999 Itabaiana
2000 Nacional-SP
2001 Paraguaçuense
2002 Rio Branco-PR
2003 Oeste
2004 Rio Branco-PR
2006 Uberlândia
2007 Vitória-ES
2007 Araguaína
2008 Inter de Limeira
2008 Engenheiro Beltrão
2013 Grêmio Maringá
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

In 2006, he was Vitória-ES U-18 team manager during Copa São Paulo de Juniores.

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International careerEdit

He was capped 30 times for Brazil, between October 1975 and July 1982; he was a member of the Brazilian national team during the World Cup 1974, 1978 and 1982. He played five games at the 1982 World Cup. Peres died in 2017 of a heart attack; he was 66.

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São Paulo
Santa Cruz

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