Sunday, December 4, 2011

Legend Socrates dies at 57

Just days after losing Gary Speed, the world of football left without Brazilian legend - Socrates.

Former national died at 57 in a clinic in Sao Paulo, which was adopted this week after having developed an intestinal infection.

Gradually his condition deteriorated, he was placed on artificial respiration and despite their efforts the doctors failed to save him.

In September, Socrates was also in hospital because of problems with blood pressure, and even as a player known to overdo it with alcohol and cigarettes.

Known as one of the best Brazilian players from the 80s of last century, Socrates was captain
Selesao World Cup in 1982 and 1986, where despite its potential South Americans failed to reach the World Cup.

He recorded 60 games for Brazil, and in his career and played for Botafogo, Corinthians, Fiorentina, Flamengo and Santos, in recent years has been a football analyst in the country. He has 6 children, and even while playing is a doctor of medicine at the Faculty of Ribeyrao Preto and was so famous and called Dr. Socrates.