Bigode

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Bigode
Personal information
Full name João Ferreira
Date of birth (1922-04-04)April 4, 1922
Place of birth Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Date of death July 31, 2003(2003-07-31) (aged 81)
Place of death Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Playing position Left back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1940–1943 Atlético Mineiro
1943–1949 Fluminense
1950–1952 Flamengo
1952–1956 Fluminense
National team
1949–1950 Brazil 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

João Ferreira, usually known as Bigodemoustache, in Portuguese (April 4, 1922 – July 31, 2003),[1] – was a Brazilian footballer who played left back who played in the 1950 FIFA World Cup.[2]

Career[edit]

Bigode started his career playing for Atlético Mineiro, of his home city Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais state.[2] He won the Campeonato Mineiro twice, in 1941 and in 1942.[2] He then moved to Fluminense of Rio de Janeiro in 1943, where he won the Campeonato Carioca in 1946.[2] After leaving Fluminense in 1949, Bigode joined his former club's rivals Flamengo in 1950, where he stayed until 1952, when he returned to Fluminense, and retired in 1956.[2]

Brazilian national team[edit]

Bigode played eleven matches for the Brazil national team between 1949 and 1950.[2] In 1949, he won the South American Championship.[2] He was also part of the Brazilian team that finished as the 1950 FIFA World Cup's runners-up, after being defeated 2–1 by Uruguay at Estádio do Maracanã, in what is known as the Maracanazo.[2] In this game Bigode was in poor form, as Alcides Ghiggia dribbled him in both Uruguayan goals. However, it was goalkeeper Moacyr Barbosa who was blamed for the defeat.

Death[edit]

Bigode died in Belo Horizonte on July 31, 2003 after suffering from respiratory problems.[1]

Honors[edit]

Bigode won the following honors during his playing career:

Club Competition Seasons
Atlético Mineiro Campeonato Mineiro 1941, 1942
Brazil South American Championship 1949
Fluminense Campeonato Carioca 1946

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Retrospectiva 2003" (in Portuguese). IstoÉ. December 24, 2003. Retrieved July 9, 2008. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro Lance Volume 1. Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A. 2001. p. 36. ISBN 85-88651-01-7. 

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