Araken Patusca

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Araken 1933 in São Paulo FC colours

Abraham Patuska da Silveira, best known as Araken Patusca, or Araken (July 17, 1905 – January 24, 1990) was a Brazilian footballer who played striker. He was born in Santos.

Throughout his career (1923–1939), he played for Santos FC, Club Athlético Santista, São Paulo, Independente, and Estudantes Paulista. Having been three consecutive times runner-up with Santos (1927, 1928, 1929) at the Campeonato Paulista, he won the title with them in 1931, and then in 1935 with Independente. With Siriri, Feitiço, Evengelista and Camarão formed one of the most important attacking lines of the 1920s. In 1927, he was the top goalscorer of the Campeonato Paulista.

He scored the 1000th goal in Santos FC history against Atlas Flamengo in 1929.[1] In total he scored 177 goals in 193 matches for Santos.[2]

With the Brazilian national team he participated in the first edition of the World Cup in 1930, playing one match against Yugoslavia.[3] He died at 84 years old.

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