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Personal information
Full name Sidney Colônia Cunha
Date of birth (1935-06-28)28 June 1935
Place of birth Rio Grande, Brazil
Date of death 16 April 2011(2011-04-16) (aged 75)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1954 Renner 41 (1)
1955–1958 Internacional[1] 74 (6)
1958–1962 Palmeiras 241 (55)
1962–1963 Modena 20 (3)
1963–1965 Catania 59 (5)
1965–1967 Juventus 85 (8)
1967–1972 Lanerossi Vicenza[2] 90 (10)
1971 New York Cosmos[3] 1 (0)
1973–1974 Nacional-SP ? (?)
National team
1956–1961 Brazil 17 (7)
Teams managed
1976 Vicenza
1978–1979 Foggia
1979–1981 Forlì
1985 Palmeiras
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Sidney Colônia Cunha (28 June 1935 – 16 April 2011), commonly known as Chinesinho, was a Brazilian footballer who played at both professional and international levels, as a midfielder.[4]


Born in Rio Grande, Chinesinho played for Renner, Internacional and Palmeiras in Brazil, before moving to Italy to play for Modena Football Club, Catania, Juventus and Lanerossi Vicenza, and in the United States for the New York Cosmos.




  1. ^ Profile at sambafoot
  2. ^ Italian career stats at RSSSF
  3. ^ NASL career stats
  4. ^ Esportes » Futebol » Estaduais » Estaduais 2011 » Estaduais 2011 Ídolo do Palmeiras morre aos 75 anos no Rio Grande do Sul
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