Thursday, 29 December 2016
One of the most elegant midfield generals in soccer history, Socrates was never a teenage star and didn’t make his debut in the Brazilian national team until he was 25. Blessed with wonderful skill and vision, he seemed to have so many options when he was on the ball.
Utterly composed he was able to play the ball wherever and whenever he wanted.
In 1983 he was named South American player of the year which prompted a move to Fiorentina.
Easily recognizable for his beard and headband, 'Dr Sócrates' became the "symbol of cool for a whole generation of football supporters".
He was a technical playmaker, known for great through passes as well as his physical strength. He was also a two-footed player and a prolific goal scorer. His ability to read the game was highly valued, and his signature move was the blind heel pass. Rightly considered to be one of the greatest midfielders ever.
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