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Forwards who starred on Botafogo from 1953 to 1965, rating 232 goals in 581 fits. He was an associate from the Brazilian nationwide group from 1955 to 1966. He previously to overcome many deformities at delivery, including a curved backbone along with a bent calf. His name was positioned on the home-team locker space in Rio de Janeiro’s Estadio perform Maracana soccer stadium. His dad was an alcoholic, an issue with which he also battled. When he and Pele had been both in the lineup, the Brazilian nationwide team never dropped a casino game in worldwide play.

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Full Name Garrincha
Date Of Birth October 28, 1933
Died January 20, 1983, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Place Of Birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.69 m
Weight 72 kg
Profession Soccer Player
Nationality Brazilian
Spouse Elza Soares, Nair Marques
Children Nadir dos Santos, Ulf Lindberg, Manuel Garrincha dos Santos Júnior, Tereza dos Santos, Neném dos Santos
Parents Maria Carolina dos Santos, Amaro Francisco dos Santos
Star Sign Scorpio

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1Great Brazilian football player, best known for his outstanding dribbling.
2His nickname (Garrincha) means "House Sparrow".



Exu-Piá, Coração de Macunaíma1987
Asa Branca - Um Sonho Brasileiro1980



Football's Greatest2010TV SeriesHimself
More Than a Game: The Story of the World Cup2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Pelé, Garrincha, Dieux du Brésil2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Roberto Carlos Especial1977TV SeriesHimself
Futebol Total1974DocumentaryHimself
VIII FIFA World Cup 19661966TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Brazil
Garrincha - Alegria do Povo1963DocumentaryHimself
O Preço da Vitória1959Himself

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30 for 30: Soccer Stories2014TV SeriesHimself
Looking for Rio2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Kicking & Screaming1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Summer of '661986TV SeriesHimself
Goal! The World Cup1966DocumentaryHimself

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1The ball is like a woman. You must woo it, be tender to it. If you are, it will always come back to you. It will always want to be near.

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