Garrincha: The Triumph and Tragedy of Brazil's Forgotten

Garrincha: The Triumph and Tragedy of Brazil's Forgotten Footballing Hero Castro s biography is funny and moving, zealously researched and lovingly told This excellent new translation by Andrew Downie means English readers can properly appreciate one of the most incredible lives in the history of sport Alex Bellos, Daily Telegraph A powerfully atmospheric and beautifully rendered life of one of Brazil s greatest ever players A sad and fantastic book Harry Pearson, When Saturday ComesA compelling page turner, warts and all Scotland on SundayThis wonderful biography charts the extraordinary rise and fall of a flawed football legend, and a tragically human heroCastro s biography is funny and moving, zealously researched and lovingly told This excellent new translation by Andrew Downie means English readers can properly appreciate one of the most incredible lives in the history of sport Alex Bellos, Daily Telegraph A powerfully atmospheric and beautifully rendered life of one of Brazil s greatest ever players A sad and fantastic book Harry Pearson, When Saturday ComesA compelling page turner, warts and all Scotland on SundayThis wonderful biography charts the extraordinary rise and fall of a flawed football legend, and a tragically human hero


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