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Country: Brazil

About Garrincha
Manuel Francisco dos Santos (October 28, 1933 – January 20, 1983), known by the nickname "Garrincha" ("little bird"), was a Brazilian football right winger and forward who helped the Brazil national team win the World Cups of 1958 and 1962. He played the majority of his professional career for Brazilian club Botafogo.The word garrincha itself means wren. Garrincha was also known as Mané (short for Manuel) by his friends, a name which in Brazil also means "fool" or "half wit". It was possibly used in that sense at some point – or even as a double entendre due to Garrincha's child-like personality. The combined "Mané Garrincha" is common among fans in Brazil. Due to his immense popularity in Brazil, he was also called Alegria do Povo (Joy of the People) and Anjo de Pernas Tortas (Angel with Bent Legs). FIFA considers him the best Brazilian player ever after Pelé; many eminent football historians in Brazil have also referred to him being at least the equal of Pelé. He is also widely regarded as the best dribbler in football history.

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Rank Name Total
1. Sócrates 74494
2. Roberto Rivelino 71146
3. Romário 58136
4. Careca 31168
5. Garrincha 20606
6. Pele 18742
7. Ademir da Guia 17138
8. Ronaldinho Gaucho 15816
9. Ronaldo 7552
10. Arthur Zico 6051

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20. Gheorghe Hagi 25826
21. Arda Turan 24031
22. Ali Askar Lali 23608
23. Marek Leśniak 23302
24. Garrincha 20606
25. Ali Karimi 20340
26. Mark Yardley 20209
27. Cristian Chivu 19611
28. Raul Gonzalez 19387

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