Garrincha

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Birthday
28, 1933
Birthplace
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Death Date
Jan 20, 1983 (49)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
28, 1933
Birthplace
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Death Date
Jan 20, 1983 (49)

About

Forward who starred on Botafogo from 1953 to 1965, scoring 232 goals in 581 matches. He was a member of the Brazilian national team from 1955 to 1966.

Before Fame

He had to overcome several deformities at birth, including a curved spine and a bent leg.

Trivia

His name was placed on the home-team locker room in Rio de Janeiro's Estadio do Maracana soccer stadium.

Family Life

His father was an alcoholic, a problem with which he also struggled.

Associated With

When he and Pele were both in the lineup, the Brazilian national team never lost a game in international play.