Doctor Sócrates: his career in pictures

We remember Sócrates, the midfield legend, one of Brazil’s most resplendent footballers, who has died aged 57.

Sócrates takes on West Germany’s Felix Magath in Brazil’s 4-1 victory in the 1981 Copa de Oro in Montevideo (Bob Thomas/Getty Images)

Sócrates is chased by Ossie Ardiles of Argentina during Brazil’s 3-1 victory over their fierce rivals in the second group stage of the 1982 World Cup in Spain (Bob Thomas/Getty Images)

Sócrates and Zico celebrate Zico’s opening goal against Italy in the second phase of the 1982 World Cup. But the celebrations were in vain: Brazil was knocked out by three Paolo Rossi goals (Bongarts/Getty Images)

Sócrates wears a headband with a political message while singing the national anthem at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. Sócrates took political stands, considering it an obligation. (Bongarts/Getty Images)

Sócrates celebrates with Junior after scoring the only goal in Brazil’s opening group stage match against Spain in Guadalajara (Bob Thomas/Getty Images)

The French goalkeeper Joël Bats saves Sócrates’s penalty in the World Cup quarter-final in Guadalajara. France won 4-3 on penalties (AFP/Getty Images)

Sócrates suffers from the cold as he makes a cameo appearance for Garforth Town in England against Tadcaster Albion in the Northern Counties East League in 2004 (Lee Smith/Action Images)

Sócrates poses with the then-Brazil president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva before a friendly in the official residence of Granja do Torto, Brasilia, in 2005 (Jamal Bittar/Reuters)

Sócrates poses with former Manchester United players Andy Cole and Quinton Fortune during a charity event at the opening of a school in Soweto, South Africa (Ian Walton/Getty Images)


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2 responses to “Doctor Sócrates: his career in pictures

  1. Pingback: Legacies: Lives lived / past progressive – Doctor Sócrates | Friendship First, Competition Second – An Amateur Sport Website

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