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 dribblers of all time, and by some, the greatest dribbler ever. Garrincha is extremely popular in Brazil, and is also regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time.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 1,479,950 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Garrincha is the 4th most popular soccer player (up from 6th in 2019), 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 4 out of 16,923Before him are Pelé, Johan Cruyff, and Ferenc Puskás. After him are Eusébio, Alfredo Di Stéfano, Franz Beckenbauer, Gerd Müller, Diego Maradona, Lev Yashin, Giuseppe Meazza, and Zinedine Zidane.

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Among people born in 1933, Garrincha ranks 3Before him are Roman Polanski and Akihito. After him are Karl Lagerfeld, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Yoko Ono, Michael Caine, Montserrat Caballé, James Brown, Dalida, Nina Simone, and Claudio Abbado. Among people deceased in 1983, Garrincha ranks 2Before him is Joan Miró. After him are Louis de Funès, Luis Buñuel, Leopold III of Belgium, Umberto II of Italy, Hergé, Idris of Libya, Tennessee Williams, Felix Bloch, Buckminster Fuller, and David Niven.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Garrincha ranks 2 out of 1,947Before him are Pelé (1940). After him are Paulo Coelho (1947), Oscar Niemeyer (1907), Ayrton Senna (1960), Jair Bolsonaro (1955), Dilma Rousseff (1947), Zico (1953), Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (1945), Michel Temer (1940), Didi (1928), and Pedro II of Brazil (1825).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Garrincha ranks 2Before him are Pelé (1940). After him are Zico (1953), Didi (1928), Mário Zagallo (1931), Sócrates (1954), Ronaldo (1976), Vavá (1934), Rivellino (1946), Carlos Alberto Torres (1944), Ronaldinho (1980), and Nílton Santos (1925).