Personal information
Full name Ely do Amparo
Date of birth (1921-05-14)May 14, 1921
Place of birth Paracambi, Brazil
Date of death March 9, 1991(1991-03-09) (aged 69)
Place of death Paracambi, Brazil
Position(s) Central defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1939 América
1940–1945 Canto do Rio
1945–1952 Vasco
1953–1955 Sport
National team
1949-1954 Brazil 17 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ely do Amparo, commonly known as just Ely (May 14, 1921[1] – March 9, 1991[1]), was a Brazilian football central defender, who played in two World Cups.


Ely do Amparo started his career with América, in 1939.[1] He joined Canto do Rio in 1940, leaving the club in 1945 to join Vasco.[1] Ely, as part of Vasco's Expresso da Vitória squad,[2] won the Campeonato Carioca in 1945, 1947, 1949, 1950 and in 1952, winning the South American Club Championship in 1948 as well.[1] Ely do Amparo was transferred to Sport in 1953, winning the Campeonato Pernambucano in that year and in 1955, when he retired.[1]

National team

He played 19 games for the Brazilian national team, including being part of the World Cup squad in 1950[3] and in 1954.[4] He was part of the squad that won the Panamerican Championship in 1952.[1]








  1. ^ a b c d e f g Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro Lance Volume 2. Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A. 2001. p. 68. ISBN 85-88651-01-7.
  2. ^ "Eli do Amparo ou Ely do Amparo (ex-médio e lateral do Vasco)" (in Portuguese). Milton Neves. September 11, 2008. Archived from the original on October 2, 2011. Retrieved April 20, 2009.
  3. ^ "1950" (in Portuguese). JB Online. Retrieved April 20, 2009.[dead link]
  4. ^ "1954" (in Portuguese). JB Online. Retrieved April 20, 2009.[dead link]