Brazilian club signs 'Michael Jackson' to play alongside 'John Lennon' and 'Mahatma Gandhi'

Updated: 14 August 2013 14:18 IST

Carlos Adriano de Sousa Cruz could play with a couple of famously named teammates: John Lennon, full name John Lennon Silva Santos; and Mahatma Gandhi, full name Mahatma Gandhi Heber Pio.

Brazilian club signs 'Michael Jackson' to play alongside 'John Lennon' and 'Mahatma Gandhi'

Rio de Janeiro:

How's this for a trio? A soccer team with Michael Jackson playing alongside John Lennon and Mahatma Gandhi.

Carlos Adriano, soccer director for the Brazilian Serie B club Atletico Goianiense, says the team has signed a forward known as Michael Jackson - his real name is Carlos Adriano de Sousa Cruz.

Like many Brazilian players, he goes by a nickname rather than his family name or given name.

Jackson could play with a couple of famously named teammates: John Lennon, full name John Lennon Silva Santos; and Mahatma Gandhi, full name Mahatma Gandhi Heber Pio.

Jackson has played with Brazilian clubs Palmeiras and Fluminense and had a stint playing in China.



Topics : Javier Mascherano Michael Jackson Quinonez Cabeza Football
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