Socrates and the Corinthians: When Footballers had Balls

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Football rebels, a great documentary about Socrates, popularly known as the Doctor, and his work, achievements and legacy about Democracy not only in Brazilian football, but also in the Brazilian society.

In 1980 during the military dictatorship in Brazil, the hugely popular Socrates, the captain of the Selecao and of Corinthians, used football to promote democracy while scoring goals.

Popularly known as “The Doctor”, Socrates was a brilliant player, an intelligent revolutionary and a hero who stood up for what was right.

With the help of his fellow teammates, “The Doctor” transformed every match into a political statement.  His support for democracy helped a country under authoritarian rule to remember that the people too could have a voice.

Karl Lusbec

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