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Full name João Ferreira
Date of birth (1922-04-04)4 April 1922
Place of birth Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Date of death 31 July 2003(2003-07-31) (aged 81)
Place of death Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Playing position Left back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1940–1943 Atlético Mineiro
1943–1949 Fluminense
1949–1952 Flamengo
1952–1956 Fluminense
National team
1949–1950 Brazil 10 (0)
Men's Football
Representing  Brazil
FIFA World Cup
Runner-up 1950 Brazil
South American Championship
Winner 1949 Brazil
Panamerican Championship
Winner 1952 Chile
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

João Ferreira, usually known as Bigode ("moustache" in Portuguese) (4 April 1922 – 31 July 2003), was a Brazilian footballer who played left back and also played in the 1950 FIFA World Cup.

Club career

Bigode started his career playing for Atlético Mineiro, of his home city Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais state. He won the Campeonato Mineiro twice, in 1941 and in 1942. He then moved to Fluminense of Rio de Janeiro in 1943, where he won the Campeonato Carioca in 1946. After leaving Fluminense in 1949, Bigode joined his former club's rivals Flamengo in 1950, where he stayed until 1952, when he returned to Fluminense, and retired in 1956.

International career

Bigode played eleven matches for the Brazil national team between 1949 and 1953. In 1949, he won the South American Championship. He was also part of the Brazilian team that finished as the 1950 FIFA World Cup's runners-up, after being defeated 2–1 by Uruguay at Estádio do Maracanã, in what is known as the Maracanazo. In this game Bigode was in poor form, as Alcides Ghiggia dribbled him in both Uruguayan goals. However, it was goalkeeper Moacyr Barbosa who was blamed for the defeat.


Bigode died in Belo Horizonte on 31 July 2003 after suffering from respiratory problems.


Bigode won the following honors during his playing career:


Atlético Mineiro
  • Campeonato Mineiro: 1941, 1942
  • Campeonato Carioca: 1946



See also

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