HERO MAKES GAZZA LOOK LIKE A SAINT

ANIMAL INSTINCT: Garrincha led a coulourful and unusual life. © Unknown.
ANIMAL INSTINCT: Garrincha led a coulourful and unusual life. © Unknown.

One of his legs was two inches shorter than the other. He lost his virginity to a goat, slept with hundreds of women and sired at least 14 children.

One of his legs was two inches shorter than the other. He lost his virginity to a goat, slept with hundreds of women and sired at least 14 children.

When he played for the Brazilian national team in the 50s and early 60s he scored 34 goals and won the World Cup twice. He killed his mother-in-law in a car crash, then died of drink. His name was Garrincha and his exploits make Paul Gascoigne look like an amateur. - The Triumph and Tragedy of Brazil's Forgotten Footballing Hero

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