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.