Ademir Marques de Menezes

Ademir Marques de Menezes

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ademir Marques de Menezes (November 8, 1922 - May 11, 1996), best known as Ademir, was a Brazilian football player, regarded as one of the best centre forwards in the history of the Brazil national team. His prominent jawbone earned him the nickname Queixada, which means "Jaw." He is best known for his exploits in the World Cup 1950 held in his native Brazil. Playing in an outstanding forward trio involving Zizinho and Jair he won the Golden Boot as the top scorer in the competition. He was the scorer of the first competitive goal at the Maracan stadium There is some disagreement in the records as to how many goals Ademir scored, with some sources citing seven and others, including the authoritative RSSSF, nine. Despite this feat, he could not bring victory to Brazil in the decisive match against Uruguay - a national tragedy which was later dubbed the Maracanazo.show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Chrono Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135949535
  • 9786135949537