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Garrincha (Brazil) 1958, 1962, 1966
Publish Date : 2014-05-22,  Publish Time : 00:00,  View Count : 202
Manuel Francisco dos Santos (October 28, 1933 - January 20, 1983), known by the nickname "Garrincha" ("little bird"), was a Brazilian footballer who played right winger and forward. He is regarded by many as the best dribbler in football history. In 1958 and 1962, Garrincha won the FIFA World Cup with the Brazil national team. Garrincha took on the mantle of talisman and was player of the tournament as the South Americans defended their title. His four goals were enough to tie for the Golden Boot and he did not lose a World Cup match until the quarter-final defeat by Portugal in England in 1966. At the 1962 World Cup, with Pelé out injured, he led the team to victory, received the Golden Ball for player of the tournament, the Golden Boot as leading goalscorer, and was named in the World Cup All-Star Team. In 1994 he was named in the FIFA World Cup All-Time Team. Brazil never lost a match while fielding both Garrincha and Pelé. In 1999, he came seventh in the FIFA Player of the Century grand jury vote. He is a member of the World Team of the 20th Century, and was inducted into the Brazilian Football Hall of Fame.

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