Valdir Joaquim de Moraes is confirmed dead at the age of 88.
Valdir was best known as a Brazilian football player (Palmeiras).
Valdir de Morais
Valdir Joaquim de Moraes (2010).png
Valdir de Morais in 2010
Personal information
Full nameValdir Joaquim de Morais
Date of birth(1931-11-23)23 November 1931
Place of birthPorto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul
Date of death11 January 2020(2020-01-11) (aged 88)
Place of deathPorto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Playing positionGoalkeeper
Youth career
Renner
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1954–1957Renner
1958–1968Palmeiras482(0)
1969Cruzeiro-RS
National team
1956–1965Brazil5(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 05 January 2020
Valdir Joaquim de Morais (November 23, 1931 – January 11, 2020) was a Brazilian football player at the position of goalkeeper. He spent all his playing career with Palmeiras from 1958 to 1969.
On 11 January 2020, de Morais died at age 88 from multiple organ failure.
Honours
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A: 1960, 1967, 1967
Rio-São Paulo Tournament: 1965
São Paulo State Championship: 1959, 1963, 1966
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