The Tears of a Clown

Now if there's a smile upon my face…

Sócrates Brasileiro Sampaio de Souza Vieira de Oliveira

One of the true greats of football passes away laving a wife and six sons. A life sadly periodically blighted by alcohol in more recent times, it is as a shining star of Brazil’s 1982 World Cup side that Socrates will nevertheless be remembered.

Winning a magnificent sixty caps for his country, the image of the great midfielder will always be that of his genius passing ability and great stature and presence on the field.

Rest in peace ‘The Doctor’

December 4, 2011 - Posted by | Sporting Tales | ,

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