Doctor Socrates: Footballer, Philosopher, Legend: Episode 36 of The Biography Podcast

 

Sócrates isn’t that well known to North American audiences, but he is easily one of the 20the century’s most interesting athletes. Captain of the ill fated 1982 Brazilian World Cup Team, he is just as well known in Brazil for his political activism, both on and off the pitch. The journalist Andrew Downie paints a rich picture of this paradoxical man.

 

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