(PDF/EPUB) [Estrela Solitária Um Brasileiro Chamado Garrincha] ✓ Ruy Castro


Estrela Solitária Um Brasileiro Chamado Garrincha

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Admitted ead this in english Any football fan would like this In summary he won two world cups while being a heavy alcoholic The parts before and after his career are also great The sort of unprofessionalism in this book has pretty much disappeared at top level football It s eally unlikely that any world class footballer from now to the end of time could ever have a interesting biography A truly fantastic biography of a fantastic albeit deeply flawed footballer A very uick engaging ead about a fantastic Brazilian soccerfutebol player that a lot of fans of today know little to nothing about Manuel Francisco de los Santos nicknamed Garrincha was a dribbling legend probably the best who ever lived and "a true joy of the people that helped "true joy of the people that helped each the lofty heights of World Cup success in 58 and 62 as well as league championships for his professional club Botafogo in Rio de Janeiro Even in 2018 when I visited Rio he was emembered in graffiti portraits on the white walls near Botafogo s HThe book was translated from Portuguese to English competently and there weren t too many glitches that were THAT distractingThe book did a great job of chronicling Garrincha s ise from impoverished beginnings to the heights of football "greatness with Garrincha seemingly and blissfully along for the ide coupled with prodigious amounts of "with Garrincha seemingly and blissfully along for the ide coupled with prodigious amounts of cacha a primarily and womanizing The alcoholism eventually killed him as it so often needlessly does and the author did a great job documenting Garrincha s The World Cup Finals Sweden 1958 Brazil vs the fearsome USSRIn the opening three minutes 'the greatest three minutes in the history of football' one man wrote himself into the ecord books Brazil went on to win the cup and in Garrincha a star was bornGarrincha was the unlikeliest of footballers with a ight leg that turned inw. ,

Ownfall as wellI d highly ecommend this book to any devoted soccer fan andor anyone interested in Brazil especially its history from the 1950s through the early 1980s My only criticisms about the book were the ENDLESS comments on how well endowed Garrincha was the lack of discussion on how Brazil s then military government essentially pimped him out for political purposes in the un up to the 66 World Cup the lack of discussion at the end of "the book about Elza Soares the Brazilian samba singer and Garrincha "book about Elza Soares the Brazilian samba singer and Garrincha second wife who tried
AND FAILED TO HELP HIM AS 
failed to help him as "as the aftermath of Garrincha s death in 83 Garrincha was the epitome "the aftermath of Garrincha s death in 83 Garrincha was the epitome the flawed sporting hero the genius player whose personal demons led to an early death Garrincha the book details his life from his childhood in Pau Grande through the length of his career and his eventual death from alcoholism It captures his amazing talent his playful charisma his colourful personal life and his uniue place in the hearts of Brazilian football fansBorn with crooked legs he defied all expectations and became one of the most successful players in international football history winning two World Cups and only once losing in a Brazilian shirt in 60 appearances Winning two world cups he became a cult legend in BrazilHis life was incredible He lost his virginity to a goat slept with hundreds of women and sired at least 14 children his affair and subseuent marriage to the singer Elza Soares that caught the imagination of a nation and led to them both. Ards and a left that turned out but with a ball at his feet he had the poise of an angel He played for the love of the game uninterested in money and ignoring tactical advice And he was as wild off the pitch as he was mesmerising on it mischievous audacious and dripping with sex appealIt was his affair and subseuent marriage Being vilified He was profligate with money uninterested in football that he wasn t playing in and totally incapable of being faithfulBy the age of forty nine Garrincha was dead destroyed by the excesses that made him such a fascinating figure His downfall makes for depressing but gripping eadingThere is something that draws us to those genius sports stars who can t conuer their demons and don t get the change to live the post etirement life they deserve Their flaws make them elatable and human As an Irishman you ead the book feeling like its an alternate world story Of George Best S George Best s or even "How The Great Paul McGrath S Life "the great Paul McGrath s life have gone had he been born in BrazilRuy Castro has written a thoroughly enjoyable and fascinating biography which is excellently translated by Andrew Downie It is a brilliant and detailed insight into a fascinating life of a genius player It is a comprehensive and worthy tribute to a footballer who had he played a few years later in the television era would be emembered as one of the all time greats The only downside for me was the lack of detail on the social and cultural environment in which Garrincha lived I feel I learned an incredible amount about Garrincha but less in which Garrincha lived I feel I learned an incredible amount about Garrincha but less I expected about the Brazil of the 50 s and 60 sI first the Letters to Rollins read the book when the English translation came out in 2004 and I thoroughly enjoyed thiseread I highly Britain, Europe And The Third World recommend it for any football fan and is a great companion book for watching Russia 2018See all my sports bookeviews O the singer Elza Soares that caught the imagination of a nation their mouth watering combination of soccer and samba made them the toast of 1960s Rio But by the age of forty nine Garrincha was dead destroyed by the excesses that made him so compelling‘Funny and moving zealously esearched and lovingly told’ Daily Telegrap. ,

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