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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 some, the greatest dribbler ever.Garrincha played a vital role in Brazil's 1958 and 1962 World Cup victories. In 1962, when Pelé got injured, Garrincha led Brazil to a World Cup victory with a dominating performance throughout the tournament. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Garrincha has received more than 2,017,544 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Garrincha is the 9th most popular soccer player (down from 4th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Brazil (down from 2nd 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 16,880Before him are Ferenc Puskás, Diego Maradona, Lev Yashin, Gerd Müller, Franz Beckenbauer, and Eusébio. After him are Alfredo Di Stéfano, Zinedine Zidane, Giuseppe Meazza, Josef Bican, George Best, and Michel Platini.

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Among people born in 1933, Garrincha ranks 5Before him are Jean-Paul Belmondo, Akihito, Karl Lagerfeld, and Dalida. After him are Roman Polanski, Montserrat Caballé, Michael Caine, Yoko Ono, Charles K. Kao, James Brown, and Francisco Gento. Among people deceased in 1983, Garrincha ranks 3Before him are Louis de Funès and Joan Miró. After him are Luis Buñuel, Leopold III of Belgium, Umberto II of Italy, Hergé, Idris of Libya, Tennessee Williams, Jon Brower Minnoch, David Niven, and Meyer Lansky.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Garrincha ranks 3 out of 2,067Before him are Pelé (1940) and Paulo Coelho (1947). After him are Oscar Niemeyer (1907), Ayrton Senna (1960), Jair Bolsonaro (1955), Dilma Rousseff (1947), Zico (1953), Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (1945), Pedro II of Brazil (1825), Rivellino (1946), and Mário Zagallo (1931).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Garrincha ranks 2Before him are Pelé (1940). After him are Zico (1953), Rivellino (1946), Mário Zagallo (1931), Sócrates (1954), Didi (1928), Carlos Alberto Torres (1944), Vavá (1934), Ronaldinho (1980), Ronaldo (1976), and Romário (1966).