Former Brazil goalkeeper Neves dies at 83
Gylmar dos Santos Neves, the Brazilian goalkeeper who help the
country win World Cup titles in 1958 and 1962, has died after a
heart attack. He was 83.
The Brazilian soccer federation said Sunday that Neves had been
hospitalized since last week after complications from the heart
Neves also was on Brazil’s team during the 1966 World Cup, but
it was in the two previous tournaments that his career peaked. He
was Pele’s teammate at Santos and also played for Brazilian club
Corinthians. His health had weakened after sustaining a stroke in
Right back De Sordi, another member of the 1958 squad, died
Saturday at age 82 following multiple organ failure.
Defender Djalma Santos, who also played for Brazil’s winning
team in 1958 and 1962, died in July.