Santos FC and the Brazil national football team

Santos Futebol Clube is a Brazilian professional football club, based in Santos, Brazil. They play in the Campeonato Paulista,Sao Paulo's state league, and the Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A or Brasileirao, Brazil's national league, and are one of the only three clubs to have never been relegated, along with Sao Paulo and Flamengo. Santos was a founding member of the Clube dos 13 (English: Club of the 13) group of Brazil's leading football clubs.

The club has contributed many players to the Brazil national team, including to Brazil's World Cup-winning teams, especially during the golden generation of players known as Os Santasticos (The Santastics), from 1956 until 1974. Led by Lula, the team won a total of 22 titles between 1959 and 1974, including two Copa Libertadores, the most prestigious laurel in South American football.Os Santasticos dominated the Brazil national football team and had what was considered by some the best club team of all times, and became a symbol of Joga Bonito (English: The Beautiful Game) in football culture, thanks to figures such as Gilmar, Mauro, Mengalvio, Coutinho, Pepe and the iconic Pele, named the "Athlete of the Century" by the International Olympic Committee, and widely regarded among football historians, former players and fans to be one of the best and most accomplished footballers in the game's history.

Santos contributed players to the victorious Brazil national teams of 1958, 1962 and 1970 FIFA World Cups. It has also contributed players to the winning sides of the 1916, 2004 and 2007 Copa Americas as well as the 2005 and 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup. One Santos player has won the Golden Ball award at the World Cup with Brazil; Pele in 1970. Neymar replicated Pele at the Confederations Cup by winning that competition's golden ball. Pinga and Narciso represented Brazil in medal winning squads at the 1984 and 1996 Summer Olympics.

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