Sócrates Brasileiro Sampaio de Souza Vieira de Oliveira, MD 1954-2011

Better known as Socrates.

Socrates 1954-2011

If you think David Beckham is a a World-class player or that John Terry is a captain fantastic then you really know nothing about football do you?

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One response to “Sócrates Brasileiro Sampaio de Souza Vieira de Oliveira, MD 1954-2011

  1. Tim Allwood

    Quality John. He gave a lot of pleasure to a lot of people. A graceful and laconic style on the surface masking a very efficient and effective player. I remember the tackle he made against Spain in the box in the dying minutes… definitely not samba football but pretty fine timing – and amazing energy too for a smoker!

    : at 6:05 here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usTXJ1xZpLk

    and that crafty near post finish against Zoff in the 1982 Brazil vs Italy classic. They don’t make em like that any more…

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