Jurandir Dário Gouveia Damasceno dos Santos, commonly known as Dário or Dário Alegria, (5 April 1944 – 9 October 2021) was a footballer who played as a forward for several clubs in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A and the Mexican Primera División. He also participated in the Brazil national team.
|Full name||Jurandir Dário Gouveia Damasceno dos Santos|
|Date of birth||5 April 1944|
|Place of birth||Paracatu, Minas Gerais, Brazil|
|Date of death||9 October 2021(aged 77)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Paracatu, Minas Gerais, Dário's father, Luiz, died when Dário was only age 14. His family moved to Brasília, where Dário would be invited to play for CR Vasco da Gama's youth team. He began playing professional football with América Futebol Clube in 1964.
In 1965, Dário joined Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras. He would win the 1967 Campeonato Brasileiro with Palmeiras, making him the first player from Paracatu to win a national championship. In 1968, he moved to Mexico to play for C.F. Monterrey for six months before returning to Brazil with Fluminense Football Club.
Dário won state championships in 1966 (Campeonato Paulista with Palmeiras) and 1971 (Campeonato Mineiro with América) and had brief stints with Clube de Regatas do Flamengo, Botafogo de Ribeirão Preto, Associação Atlética Caldense, Villa Nova Atlético Clube and Olaria Atlético Clube, before he finished his career with Centro de Ensino Unificado de Brasília Esporte Clube.
- Morre aos 77 anos o ex-jogador Dario Alegria em Paracatu (in Portuguese)
- "Dario Alegria recebe homenagem na Câmara de Paracatu" [Dario Alegria receives honor at House of Paracatu] (in Portuguese). Paracatu.net. 12 July 2011.
- Milton Neves. "Que Fim Levou? Dario Alegria: Ex-atacante do Palmeiras" [Where are they now? Dario Alegria: Former Palmeiras striker] (in Portuguese). Terceiro Tempo. Archived from the original on 21 July 2012. Retrieved 5 August 2012.
- Marcelo Leme de Arruda (20 July 2000). "Seleção Brasileira - International Results 1964-1965". RSSSF.
- Dario Alegria at National-Football-Teams.com