Top 8: Football Tigers
ROARRRR! The Year of the Tiger begins on Tuesday according to the Chinese calendar. After eleven years in the shadow of the rooster, the monkey, the rat or even the buffalo, the predator regains the throne for the next twelve months. The opportunity to pay tribute to all the beasts who have left their mark in the world of football. For various and varied reasons.
Pelé claims to have scored 1,283 goals? Arthur Friedenreich would have scored 1,329. Just that. Born in 1892 to a German father and a Brazilian mother, the striker worked wonders in the 1920s. Despite racism, omnipresent at a time when players of color were rare, he established himself as the one of the first stars of South American football. Seven-time championship winner
, Friedenreich went through São Paulo FC, Flamengo and Atlético Mineiro, but especially shone in the jersey of Paulistano. He also led the
to his first continental title in 1919, scoring the only goal in the final against Uruguay. Performances and a combativeness that earned him the nickname « the Tiger ». Small size, but big talent. He hung up his crampons in 1935. Affected by Alzheimer’s disease, he died in 1969 at the age of 77. The round ball will not forget it. The International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) had rightly placed him fifth among the best Brazilians of the XX
century behind Pelé, Garrincha, Zico and Zizinho.
No dia 18 de julho de 1892, nascia Arthur Friedenreich, o primeiro crack da história do futebol brasileiro. but only legado é eterno. ?? pic.twitter.com/X4hBdTcwsC
— Sao Paulo FC (@SaoPauloFC) July 18, 2021
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