Brazilian Soccer Legend, Socrates, Dies of Septic Shock
December 4, 2011
According to news reports, Socrates Brasileiro Sampaio de Souza Vieira de Oliveira, a soccer legend in Brazil, died earlier today from septic shock. He had been in hospital since yesterday.
Socrates, as he was known, led the Brazilian team to the 1982 World Cup match, and played in others as well. After retiring from soccer, Socrates studied medicine and became a doctor. His post-soccer life also included being a commentator and writer.
Socrates leaves behind a wife and six children.
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