The middle man made history with the red shirt and went through other Brazilian clubs and the Seleção
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by Agency Football Indoor
Porto Alegre, RS, 24 (AFI) – International fans had a sad message on Friday night. Claudiomiro died, Colorado's leading striker in the 1970s. The former player was 68 and the cause of death was not revealed.
Claudiomiro, one of the biggest players in history, made his mark in the club with historical performances as the first goal of Beira-Rio, on April 6, 1969, in the 2-1 victory of Inter on Benfica.
A sort of "Walter from the years" 70, "Claudiomiro was known as Anorna because of his weight, but that did not stop him from making great shows with the red shirt and even in the Brazilian national team.
After 424 matches defending Inter & # 39; s shirt with 210 goals, the club's third highest scorer still defended Botafogo, Grêmio, Flamengo, Caxias and Novo Hamburgo. In 1979 he returned to Inter to end his career, shortened by the fight against obesity.
In an official note Internacional regretted death and raised the glory days of the player in the club.
View the official Inter note:
It is with deep regret that the International Sport Club informs the death of the legendary striker Claudiomiro, at the age of 68, that took place on the night of Friday (24/8), in Canoas. The People & # 39; s Club sympathizes with the family and friends of the Eternal Idol who sparkled with the red shirt in the 1960s and 1970s. Information about funeral and funeral will soon be announced.
Author of the first goal in the Beira-Rio, Claudiomiro arrived at Inter with only 13 years. He made his debut at the age of 16 and was 18 when he made the historic goal against Benfica in Portugal at the beginning of the Giant in 1969. He called Anorna, he was part of an early career attack that other young players had – such as Sérgio, Dorinho and Bráulio. In addition to his exceptional characteristics as an attacker, he was also an exceptional penalty taker. Claudiomiro was the absolute owner of the Internacional-RS shirt between 1967 and 1973. With 210 goals scored, Claudiomiro is the third highest scorer, shooter, behind only Carlitos (485) and Bodinho (235).