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By Andrew Downie

ISBN-10: 1471154076

ISBN-13: 9781471154072

ISBN-10: 1471154084

ISBN-13: 9781471154089

'Compelling from begin to finish...Downie does complete justice to a rare existence' Pete Davies, writer of All performed Out.

a gorgeous new biography of Socrates, the long-lasting captain of the best Brazil part by no means to win the realm Cup.


Socrates was once consistently detailed. A highly talented athlete who graduated in medicine yet drank and smoked to excess. The attacking midfielder stood out - and never simply because of his 6'4" body. enthusiasts have been enthralled by way of his inch-perfect passes, his coolness in entrance of aim and his again heel, the trademark movement that singled him out because the most unusual footballer of his generation. 

Off the pitch, he used to be simply as unique, with a commitment to politics and social factors that no participant has ever emulated. His largest impression got here as chief of Corinthians Democracy - a circulation that gave each person from the kitman to the president an equivalent say within the working of the membership. At a time whilst Brazil used to be governed by means of an army dictatorship, it used to be actually revolutionary

Passionate and principled, exciting and erudite, Socrates used to be as contradictory as he was once complicated. He was once a socialist who voted for a go back of Brazil's monarchy, a fiercely self sustaining person who used to be the final word staff participant, and a romantic who married 4 occasions and fathered six children. 

Armed with Socrates' unpublished memoir and hours of newly chanced on interviews, Andrew Downie has prepare the main finished and compelling account of this iconic determine. according to conversations with relations, shut pals and previous team-mates, it is a impressive biography of a guy who constantly stood up for what he believed in, regardless of the cost. 

'Brilliantly written and researched. outstanding life.' Alex Bellos, writer of Futebol: The Brazilian approach of Life

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