Best Footballer Videos: Socrates

Socrates the legendary no.8 football player. Some highlights from his glittering football career.

Socrates was born in 1954 and played in many of the best Brazilian sides of all time.

Socrates was a doctor of medicine and rather paradoxically a heavy smoker. He is renowned for his touch on the ball, including his specialty of his back heel pass.

Socrates spent most of his career in Sao Paulo 1976-1984. He was renowned for using football as a means to challenge the military dictatorship of Brazil. Pele name him as one of the top 125 footballers of all time.
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