Garrincha, Manuel

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Manuel Garrincha
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Garrincha, Manuel Gender: M
Garrincha, Manuel Dos Santos
born on 18 October 1933 at 16:00 (= 4:00 PM )
Place Pau Grande, Brazil, 22s39, 43w02
Timezone BZT h3w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Borges
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 24°57' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 19°02 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 28°52'


Brazilian soccer player known as one of the greatest of all time; very popular with soccer fans. In spite of being physically unique with curved legs, the left bent inward and the right shorter and curved outward, Garrincha was the greatest dribbler in the history of the sport. He was twice a world champion, in 1958 and 1962.

Called "Mane," short for Manuel, Garrincha played 60 games for the Brazilian team, beginning in 1955. He had only one defeat, which came during the 1966 World Cup in Liverpool, England. His last appearance on the field was December 1982. Reportedly plagued by numerous personal problems including alcoholism throughout much of his life, Garrincha died 1/20/1983, Rio de Janeiro.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death, Cause unspecified 20 January 1983 at 12:00 noon in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Age 49)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Lose social status 1966 (Only defeat)
  • Work : New Career 1955 (Play soccer professionally)
  • Work : Prize 1958 (World Championship)
  • Work : Prize 1962 (Second World Championship)

Source Notes

Marcello Borges quotes B.C. 12/1995. (A recent biography was well researched but gave the date of 10/28/1933; apparently a misprint as he was one of 13 children.) Pau Grande is a small town near Mage (Rio de Janeiro)


  • Vocation : Sports : Soccer (Well-known)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem (Soccer team)
  • Traits : Personality : Loved by all (Popular)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship (Two World Championships)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol
  • Lifestyle : Work : Loves job
  • Lifestyle : Work : Same Job more than 10 yrs (Played to within one mo. of death)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Legs (Minor deformity)