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Dirceu José Guimarães, named "Dirceu", (June 15, 1952 in Rio de Janeiro – September 15, 1995) was a football player from Brazil. He played as an attacking midfielder with many teams, in particular Botafogo and the Brazilian national team. He died at only 43 years old in a road accident. He played 84 games and scored 18 goals for Atlético Madrid. The fans of Atlético Madrid still remember him and he is considered one of the idols of the club.

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National team

Dirceu made 44 caps (14 non official), between June 1973 and May 1986, with the Brazilian national team, scoring seven goals.

He played the Football World Cup 1974, Football World Cup 1978 and Football World Cup 1982. He was due to go to the 1986 tournament, but was ruled out by injury. He played 11 games and scored 3 goals in the World Cup's.

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Simple English

Dirceu
Personal information
Full name Dirceu José Guimarães
Date of birth 15 June 1952(1952-06-15)
Place of birth    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date of death    15 September 1995 (aged 43)
Playing position Midfielder (retired)
Senior clubs
Years Club
1971-1972
1973-1976
1976
1977-1978
1978-1979
1979-1982
1982-1983
1983-1984
1984-1985
1985-1986
1986-1987
1987
1988
1989
1989-1991
1991-1992
1993-1994
1994-1995
Coritiba
Botafogo
Fluminense
Vasco da Gama
América
Atlético Madrid
Hellas Verona
Napoli
Ascoli
Como
Avellino
Vasco da Gama
Miami Sharks
Bangu
Ebolitana
Benevento
Ankaragücü
Yucatan Merida
National team
1973-1986 Brazil

Dirceu (born 15 June, 1952) is a former Brazilian football player. He has played for Brazil national team.

Club career statistics

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Club Performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
BrazilLeague
1971CoritibaSérie A20
1972241
1973BotafogoSérie A316
197400
1975213
197600
1976FluminenseSérie A222
1977Vasco da GamaSérie A140
1978112
MexicoLeague
1978/79AméricaPrimera División00
SpainLeague
1979/80Atlético MadridLa Liga245
1980/81289
1981/82324
ItalyLeague
1982/83Hellas VeronaSerie A292
1983/84NapoliSerie A305
1984/85AscoliSerie A275
1985/86ComoSerie A252
1986/87AvellinoSerie A236
BrazilLeague
1987Vasco da GamaSérie A00
United StatesLeague
1988Miami SharksAmerican Soccer League00
BrazilLeague
1989BanguSérie B00
ItalyLeague
1989/90EbolitanaInterregionale00
1990/9100
1991/92BeneventoInterregionale114
TurkeyLeague
1993/94AnkaragücüFirst Football League00
MexicoLeague
1994/95Yucatan Merida00
CountryBrazil 12514
Mexico 00
Spain 8418
Italy 13420
United States 00
Turkey 00
Total 34352

International career statistics

Brazil national team
YearAppsGoals
197341
197440
197500
197600
197720
1978113
197900
198000
198100
198230
198300
198400
198500
198620
Total264

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