Top 10 Interesting Facts About the Football (Soccer) Player SócratesMetal_Treasure Sócrates was a Brazilian football (soccer) player who played as an attacking midfielder and also captained the Brazilian national team in the early 80s. He died in 2011 at the age of 57 (R.I.P.).
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One of the reasons to be nicknamed "Doctor Socrates". - Metal_Treasure
Born Brasileiro Sampaio de Souza Vieira de Oliveira, he earned the nickname "Doctor Socrates", or just "Sócrates", for two main reasons discussed on this list. - Metal_Treasure
This explains why Brasileiro Sampaio de Souza Vieira de Oliveira was nicknamed "Sócrates".
Socrates was a Greek philosopher credited as the father of political philosophy, ethics or moral philosophy, and as a figurehead of all the central themes in Western philosophy. - Metal_Treasure
Many believe that Sócrates was the best captain never to win a World Cup. His intelligence on the pitch and ability to read the game were remarkable. He was definitely a leader of big caliber and he also became the "symbol of cool" in soccer. - Metal_Treasure
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2. He earned his degree while concurrently playing professional football
3. After retiring as a player he practiced medicine