Is Garrincha still alive?

Deceased (1933–1983)
Garrincha/Living or Deceased

What killed Garrincha?

Cirrhosis of the liver
Garrincha/Cause of death
After a series of financial and marital problems, Garrincha died of cirrhosis of the liver on 20 January 1983, in an alcoholic coma in Rio de Janeiro. He had been hospitalized eight times in the previous year, and by the time of his death he was a physical and mental wreck.

Is Garrincha better than Pele?

In the words of Pelé himself, “Garrincha was an incredible player, one of the best there has ever been. He could do things with the ball that no other player could.” Not even Pelé was better than Garrincha.”

Who was the best player for Brazil in the World Cup?

Brazil ended winning the match and its first World Cup trophy, with Garrincha being one of the best players of the tournament; he was voted to the “Best XI” for the competition. Garrincha never bothered about the ‘details’ of the game.

Who is the combined Mane Garrincha and Jimmy dos Santos?

The combined Mané Garrincha is common among fans in Brazil. Garrincha was known amongst footballing scouts but did not arrive in professional football until his late teens; he had no interest in a professional career despite his immense talent. Garrincha’s younger brother, Jimmy dos Santos, played 20 games for Série A side CR Vasco da Gama in 1959.

What did Garrincha stand for in Brazilian football?

Manuel Francisco dos Santos (28 October 1933 – 20 January 1983), nicknamed Mané Garrincha, best known as simply Garrincha ( Portuguese pronunciation: [ɡaˈʁĩʃɐ], “little bird”), was a Brazilian professional footballer who played as a right winger.

When did Cristiano Ronaldo become a famous soccer player?

Ronaldo (1993-2011) A modern age superstar, Ronaldo (1976) was a brilliant Brazilian soccer player. Ronaldo was far and away the world’s best striker from around 1994 until injuries and personal problems began to catch up with him towards the end of his spell with Real Madrid in 2007.