Sócrates was born in Belém, Pará, Brazil on Feb. 19, 1954. Played as a professional attacking midfielder, he was known for unique pass, broad vision at many competitions and dynamic energy. Not only was he good at football, but also he performed well in medicine and political. For his bachelor’s degree and performances in politics, he was nicknamed “Doctor Socrates”. Attributing to noticeable beards and headbands, Sócrates was taken as a symbol of cool for many football lovers.
Due to distinguished talents, fabulous performances and great achievements in football, he was widely regarded as one of the best footballer of Brazil national football team. During the 7-year-long services for Brazil squad, Sócrates won 22 goals for Brazil national football team at two World Cups. He turned to be a captain of Brazil squad at the FIFA World Cup. He, along with some famous footballers like Zico, Falcão and Éder, was widely regarded as one of excellent footballers of Brazil. In 1983 and 2004, he turned to be a member among South American Footballer of the Year and the FIFA 100.