Brazilian legend turns up in north England

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:07 IST

In the crazy world of football transfers, it was perhaps the most outlandish move of them all.

Brazilian legend turns up in north England

Garforth, England:

In the crazy world of football transfers, it was perhaps the most outlandish move of them all. Brazilian soccer legend Socrates signed up for a little non-league club in England's West Yorkshire. The chain-smoking 50-year old recently turned out for Garforth Town in the Northern Counties East League - a far cry from the venues he graced in his prime. Socrates is remembered fondly as captain of the Brazil side in both the 1982 and 1986 World Cups. After his brief sojourn in England, Socrates soon returned to his home in Sao Paolo. The 50-year old is one of the sport's great thinkers. He has a degree in medicine and is known as 'o doutor' - the doctor - in his homeland. Certainly his sheer presence alone has ensured one small club in England will never be quite the same again. (AP)

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