Jumat, 13 November 2009

The history of Banana Kicks

Well, in world cup 1958 in Sweden there is one man whose 17 years old who became the legends for all football player. Born as Edson Arantes do Nascimento or familiar with a nickname called Pele, he brought Brasil to won the first world cup. And he also became the first young man who could lift the trophy.
But, it is not Pele who created the Banana Kicks. Banana Kicks came from Pele`s friends on Brasil National Team, they bring a glory for Brasil in Sweden.
Born with name Manuel Francisco dos Santos or people usually know him as Garrincha. Born with an usual legs bone structure. He was born with incline backbone and both of his legs not at all same length. With a strange bone structure does not make Garrincha afraid, he became the top dribbler at the world cup, And he also became the best XI world cup 1958 in Sweden.

Name : Manuel Francisco dos Santos " Garrincha "
Nationality : Brazilian
Position : Winger, Forward
Date of Birth : 28th October, 1933
Place of Birth : Paul Grande (RJ), Brazil
Date of Death : 19th January, 1983 (Aged 49)
Place of Death : Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Caps/ Goals : 50 Caps/ 12 Goals
Clubs Carrier : Botafogo, Corinthians, Portuguesa Carioca, Atletico Junior, Flamengo, Olaria

1958 is the first world cup for Garrincha, 4 years later in his second world cup he became the stars beside Pele that injured. In quarter final, he made some very unique kick. Against England at quarter final, he received passing ball from his teammates out of the box and he directly kick the ball and cause the ball have curve ball way. That is the first time people seen the bananas kick. And today, there is so many football players using this technical for free kick like David Beckham and Roberto Carlos.

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