Legendary Brazil Goal Keeper Gylmar dos Santos Neves Dies

Brazil soccer legend Gylmar dos Santos Neves has died at age 87. (Photo Credit: bdnews24.com)

Brazil soccer legend Gylmar dos Santos Neves has died at age 87.
(Photo Credit: bdnews24.com)

The Bleacher Report is reporting that legendary goal keeper Gylmar dos Santos Neves has died. Often thought of as the greatest soccer goal keeper of all-time, “Gylmar” was part of the iconic Brazil teams that won the World Cup in 1958 and 1962.

The author of the post writes:

“The former Santos and Corinthians keeper suffered a heart attack last weekend and never recovered. He had been in poor health for several years following a stroke.

Broadcaster and journalist Juca Kfouri called him “simply the greatest of all time”.

‘No Brazilian goalkeeper was ever like Gylmar dos Santos Neves,” Kfouri said. ‘ And none ever will be.”

Although Gylmar had a storied career, he also holds the distinction of being the first goal keeper that soccer great Pele scored against. Gylmar dos Santos Neves was 87.

Read more at The Bleacher Report.

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