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César Maluco
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Personal information
Full name César Augusto da Silva Lemos
Date of birth (1945-05-17) 17 May 1945 (age 79)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1968 Flamengo 59 (14)
1967 Palmeiras
1968–1975 Palmeiras 26 (21)
1975 Corinthians 4 (0)
1976 Santos - (-)
1977 Fluminense 3 (0)
1978 Botafogo-SP - (-)
1979 Rio Negro - (-)
1980 Universidad de Chile - (-)
1980–1981 Aris - (-)
National team
1968–1974 Brazil 8 (0)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

César Augusto da Silva Lemos, usually called César Maluco or just César, (born 17 May 1945, Niterói) is a former Brazilian footballer who played as a forward. He was included in the 1974 FIFA World Cup squad of the Brazil national team. He played for Palmeiras.


Born in Niteroi, César began playing youth football with local sides Canto do Rio and Flamengo. Palmeiras manager, Aymoré Moreira took César to the club on loan in 1967. That year, he played for Palmeiras in the Torneio Roberto Gomes Pedrosa, scoring 15 goals as the club won the title.

Personal life

César Maluco's brothers, Caio Cambalhota and Luisinho Lemos, were also professional footballers. However, César was the only one of the brothers to play for the Brazil national team.


  • Campeonato Carioca: 1965
  • Campeonato Brasileiro: 1967 (Taça Brasil), 1967 (Taça Roberto Gomes Pedrosa), 1969, 1972 and 1973
  • Campeonato Paulista: 1972, 1974

See also

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