Where Did Garrincha Go?

After a series of financial and marital problems, Garrincha died of cirrhosis of the liver on 20 January 1983, in an alcoholic coma in Rio de Janeiro.

Who did Garrincha play with?

His brother gave him the name Garrincha (“Little Bird”) because of his misshapen legs, the result of childhood polio. He made his professional debut in 1947 with Pau Grande and later played with Serrano, Corinthians, Flamengo, Bangu, Portuguesa Santista, Sao Cristovao, and Olaria and Colombia’s Atletico Junior.

When did Garrincha retire?

After 688 games and 276 goals with Botafogo, Garrincha left the club in 1966. He spent the rest of his career flitting between many different clubs in his homeland before finally retiring in 1972.

What is the Pele movie called?

Pelé: Birth of a Legend is an American biographical film about the early life of Brazilian footballer Pelé and his journey with Brazil to win the 1958 FIFA World Cup. The film is directed and written by Jeff Zimbalist and Michael Zimbalist.

What was Peles real name?

Pelé, byname of Edson Arantes do Nascimento, (born October 23, 1940, Três Corações, Brazil), Brazilian football (soccer) player, in his time probably the most famous and possibly the best-paid athlete in the world.

Is Pele rich?

Net Worth: $100 Million

Pele was born as Edison Arantes do Nascimento. Pele is a retired football player with an incredible net worth, and he is considered by many fans, players, and experts as among the best football players of all time. Pele’s net worth is approximately $100 million.

Is Pele based on a true story?

“Pelé: Birth of a Legend” flashes back to the very early childhood of said revolutionary player, and while its outline is true to Pelé’s true life—he did triumph over poverty to become one of the greatest talents and stars the world of sports has ever known—its specifics all fall into the land of cliché.

What kit number was Eusebio?

Eusebio’s goals fired the Portuguese the their first ever World Cup in 1966 where his 9 goals ensured he finished as top scorer and Portugal got their best ever finish of 3rd. This shirt comes with ‘Eusebio’ and the number 13 printed onto the back.

Did Eusebio win the Ballon d Or?

Eusébio helped Portugal reach third place at the 1966 World Cup, being the top goalscorer of the tournament with nine goals (including four in one match against North Korea) and received the Bronze Ball award. He won the Ballon d’Or award for European footballer of the year in 1965 and was runner-up in 1962 and 1966.

Who is the oldest football player?

Kazuyoshi Miura, the world’s oldest professional football player, is set to keep playing at age 54, his Japanese team Yokohama FC said on Monday.


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