Arthur Friedenreich

Arthur Friedenreich

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Arthur Friedenreich was a Brazilian football player. Nicknamed The Tiger, he was arguably the sport's first outstanding black player. Arthur Friedenreich was born to Oscar Friedenreich, a German businessman who immigrated to Brazil and Mathilde, an African Brazilian washerwoman, the daughter of freed slaves. Friedenreich was the first professional football player of black origin in Brazil, because at that time football was dominated by whites and blacks were not accepted. He faced many barriers because of racism, and he could not attend the same places where white players were, such as swimming pools, tennis courts and parties.show more

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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 254g
  • Fer Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136572788
  • 9786136572789