Socrates died at 57
Another football legend just left us.

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aka xudong
The 82 World Cup is the first that I really watched (was alive for 78 and 74 too but too young to really remember much if anything.) The classic Italy game was really something and Socrates and so many others were at their peak.

RIP Socrates
I watched WC 1982 and 1986 later on video tapes (1990 was the first WC that I followed live every game), but Socrates was no doubt an amazing player. I think he would deserve a place in the world's ALL-TIME top 50 players, to say the least.

May him rest in peace.
aka xudong
RIP. Sad news. Though haven't watched him when he was playing, from some classic matches shown on TV he was indeed a great player.
"We are a team of devils. Our colours are red as fire, and black, to invoke fear in our opponents!"
Herbert Kilpin

Nella gioia e nell' dolore, per il Milan eterno amore!
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