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Full name Antônio Francisco
Date of birth (1923-11-06)November 6, 1923
Place of birth Campinas, Brazil
Date of death October 8, 1997(1997-10-08) (aged 73)
Place of death Campinas, Brazil
Playing position striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1937–1943 Campinas
1947–1952 Portuguesa
1953–1956 Ponte Preta
1956–1957 Catanduva
1957–1958 Ponte Preta
National team
1949 Brazil 4 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Antônio Francisco, usually known by the nickname Nininho (November 6, 1923 – October 8, 1997), is a former association footballer who played striker.[1] He was born in Campinas, São Paulo state.

He played football for the São Paulo state club Portuguesa, among other clubs.[2]


  • Portuguesa 1
  • Brazil national football team 2
  • Honors 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Nininho scored 115 goals for Portuguesa, and is the club's third all-time goalscorer.[3]

Brazil national football team

Defending the Brazilian national team, he played in the 1949 Copa América, and scored three goals.[4]

Nininho had four caps, all of them in 1949 Copa América, scoring three goals.[1]



  1. ^ a b NAPOLEÃO, Antônio Carlos, ASSAF, Roberto. Seleção Brasileira – 90 anos – 1914–2004 – Rio de Janeiro: Editora Mauad, 2004.
  2. ^ "Nininho". Sambafoot. June 6, 2007. Retrieved July 29, 2009. 
  3. ^ – Terra (May 2, 2005)Leandro Amaral é apresentado na Portuguesa (retrieved on August 24, 2006)
  4. ^ 1949 Copa América at RSSSF

External links

  • Biography at Conteúdo Desportivo
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