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Garrincha (I) (1933–1983)

Garrincha was born on October 28, 1933 in Magé, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Manoel Francisco dos Santos. He was an actor, known for Exu-Piá, Coração de Macunaíma (1986), Asa Branca: Um Sonho Brasileiro (1980) and O Preço da Vitória (1959). He was married to Elza Soares and Nair Marques. He died on January 20... See full bio »

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 2010 Football's Greatest (TV Series)
 2006 More Than a Game: The Story of the World Cup (TV Series documentary)
 2002 Pelé, Garrincha, Dieux du Brésil (TV Movie documentary)
 1977 Roberto Carlos Especial (TV Series)
- Episode dated 30 December 1977 (1977) ... Self (as Mané Garrincha)
 1974 Futebol Total (Documentary)
 1966 VIII FIFA World Cup 1966 (TV Series)
Self - Brazil
 1963 Garrincha: Hero of the Jungle (Documentary)
 1959 O Preço da Vitória
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 2014 30 for 30: Soccer Stories (TV Series)
- The Myth of Garrincha (2014) ... Self
 2014 Looking for Rio (TV Movie documentary)
 1995 Kicking & Screaming (TV Series documentary)
- The Route to '66 (1995) ... Self
 1986 Summer of '66 (TV Series)
- The Favourites Fall (1986) ... Self
 1966 Goal! The World Cup (Documentary)

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2 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mané Garrincha


5' 6½" (1.69 m)

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The ball is like a woman. You must woo it, be tender to it. If you are, it will always come back to you. It will always want to be near.


His nickname (Garrincha) means "House Sparrow". See more »


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