Luis Tipacti Sr.
Rildo da Costa Menezes
General Manager & Head Coach
Rildo serves as both, General Manager and Head Coach for the Las Vegas Highrollers Soccer Club, a NASL PRO – First Division Team.
Rildo was the last of Santos Golden Era players, which included Pele, Pepe, Coutinho, Clodoaldo and many others. His career began in 1959 when he signed a youth contract with Ibis. In 1960, he began his senior career with Sport Club do Recife before moving to Botafogo in 1961. In 1967, he transferred to Santos FC. Three time winner of Sao Pauo State Championship Captained the Team that won (1967, 1968, 1969) and two time winner Rio de Janeiro State Championship (1961, 1962). In 1977, he joined Pelé with the New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League. The Cosmos won the 1977 Soccer Bowl Championship. In 1978, he played for the Southern California Lazers of the American Soccer League. He was selected as All League that season. In 1979, he played for the California Sunshine. On April 16, 1980, he signed with the Cleveland Cobras of the American Soccer League.
In 1990, Rildo coached the California Emperors. In 1993, he coached the Los Angeles Salsa of the American Professional Soccer League. In October 1993, he resigned after the team lost the championship game. In 1995, he coached the San Fernando Valley Golden Eagles of the USISL.
Rildo da Costa Menezes, also known as Rildo (born in Recife, January 23, 1942) was a former association footballer, one of the all-time best defender lateral for Santos F.C. with Dalamo and Geraldino.
Rildo earned 38 caps, scoring one goal, with the Brazilian national team from 1963 to 1969. He was a member of the Brazilian team at the 1966 FIFA World Cup where he scored his lone national team goal in a 3–1 loss to Portugal.