Araken Patusca

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Araken
Araken Patusca (1933).jpg
Araken in 1933.
Personal information
Full name Abraham Patusca da Silveira
Date of birth (1905-07-17)17 July 1905
Place of birth Santos, Brazil
Date of death 24 January 1990(1990-01-24) (aged 84)
Place of death Santos, Brazil
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1923-1929 Santos 193 (182)
1925 Club Athletico Paulistano ? (?)
1930 Clube de Regatas do Flamengo ? (?)
1930-1935 São Paulo 124 (67)
1935-1937 Santos ? (?)
National team
1930 Brazil 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.


Abraham Patusca 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 (1923–1937), he played for Santos FC, Club Athletico Paulistano, Clube de Regatas do Flamengo, São Paulo. 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 182 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.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

São Paulo: 1931
Santos FC: 1935

Individual[edit]

Santos FC: 1927 (31 goals)

References and footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Santos craques (in Portuguese)
  2. ^ Player profile at Santos FC official web site: http://www.santosfc.com.br/copa2006/nacopa.php?cod=7103
  3. ^ FIFA match report: Yugoslavia - Brazil Archived June 22, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.