1933 - 1983

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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. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, and by many, one of the greatest dribblers ever. Garrincha played a vital role in Brazil's 1958 and 1962 World Cup victories. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Garrincha has received more than 2,716,461 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Garrincha is the 9th most popular soccer player, the 2nd most popular biography from Brazil (up from 3rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Brazilian Soccer Player.

Garrincha is most famous for being a Brazilian soccer player who played for the Brazil national team in the 1958 and 1962 World Cups.

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Among soccer players, Garrincha ranks 9 out of 21,273Before him are Johan Cruyff, Ferenc Puskás, Lev Yashin, Diego Maradona, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Alfredo Di Stéfano. After him are Gerd Müller, Eusébio, Mário Zagallo, Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo, and Zico.

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Among people born in 1933, Garrincha ranks 3Before him are Akihito, and Jean-Paul Belmondo. After him are Roman Polanski, Dalida, Karl Lagerfeld, Montserrat Caballé, Yoko Ono, Lina Medina, Michael Caine, Tinto Brass, and Claudio Abbado. Among people deceased in 1983, Garrincha ranks 3Before him are Louis de Funès, and Joan Miró. After him are Leopold III of Belgium, Luis Buñuel, Umberto II of Italy, Hergé, Idris of Libya, Jon Brower Minnoch, Felix Bloch, Tennessee Williams, and Meyer Lansky.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Garrincha ranks 2 out of 2,236Before him are Pelé (1940). After him are Paulo Coelho (1947), Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (1945), Mário Zagallo (1931), Ronaldo (1976), Oscar Niemeyer (1907), Zico (1953), Ayrton Senna (1960), Dilma Rousseff (1947), Jair Bolsonaro (1955), and Jairzinho (1944).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Garrincha ranks 2Before him are Pelé (1940). After him are Mário Zagallo (1931), Ronaldo (1976), Zico (1953), Jairzinho (1944), Rivellino (1946), Carlos Alberto Torres (1944), Sócrates (1954), Didi (1928), Vavá (1934), and Ronaldinho (1980).