The Great Quarentinha

The Great Quarentinha

...By Ellen Rey for TDPel Media.

Quarentinha, whose real name was Waldir Cardoso Lebrêgo, was a magnificent Brazilian footballer. Don’t forget to also make sports bet Uganda on, where the best footballers from Brazil and other places around the world can be found.


During his career, which lasted between 1950 and 1968, he performed on many teams, including:

  • Paysandu;
  • Botafogo;
  • Bonsucesso;
  • América de Cali;
  • Unión Magdalena;
  • Deportivo Cali;
  • and Junior de Barranquilla.

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A great player who became a legend of Botafogo

Quarentinha is better remembered for his two spells at Botafogo. The first of them took place between 1954 and 1956. Thereafter, he left for Bonsucesso for a few months. However, soon after he returned to Botafogo, where he would play for nine years until 1965. Visit now the website 1xBet – place a live bet Uganda on all matches played by Botafogo too.

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During his period at this team, he won three editions of the Rio de Janeiro State League. Additionally, he also won a Rio – São Paulo Cup with the team.

After his second spell at Botafogo, Quarentinha moved to Colombia, where he played for four different teams between 1965 and 1968. Needless to say, he also was extremely successful and contributed greatly to those squads. Punters can currently place a live bet on 1xBet Uganda on the best teams from Colombian and Brazilian football too.

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In general, Quarentinha was a striker with exceptional skill, speed, and endurance. However, most defenders and teams who faced him were particularly afraid of his incredibly powerful left foot.

An unfinished business

Quarentinha also played in the Brazilian national squad, where he also performed at a top level. Specifically, between 1960 and 1963 he played 13 matches and scored 14 goals, which are really great numbers. At this moment, you can try 1xBet casino slots and win before the next match of the Brazilian national squad begins.

Despite those incredible numbers, he was shockingly left out of the team that played the 1962 FIFA World Cup. This tournament was eventually won by Brazil.

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Yet, he still had the chance to play alongside Pelé. He did so on the 12th of May 1963 in a friendly against Italy played at San Siro. Unfortunately for him, he was still unable to ever participate in a FIFA World Cup. You can try the casino slots offered by the 1xBet platform today, which are perfect to use before the next FIFA World Cup is held.


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