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Brazil
BrazilBRA
Date of Birth28 Oct 1933

Playing history at FIFA tournaments

  • 12 Appearances
  • 5 Goals
  • 10 Wins 1 Draw 1 Loss
  • Debut1958 FIFA World Cup Sweden ™Brazil 2 - 0 Soviet Union

Born with severly distorted legs, Garrincha defied medics to become one of the greatest players in history. A right winger, he boasted an electric turn of pace, impressive shooting and most conspicuously, breathtaking dribbling ability, which served to delight fans and terrorise opponents.

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