Thursday 20 September 2018

This incredible fact abut Brazil footballers’ names is useless but wonderful

Didi, Dudu, Dodo…

Brazil footballers applaud the fans after the final whistle
Brazil footballers applaud the fans after the final whistle

By Max McLean, Press Association

Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho… Brazilian football has contributed some wonderful names to the beautiful game, and now it has contributed a wonderful fact as well.

Twitter user @ReDiCampania posted the brilliant realisation into the Twitter sphere, and here it is in all its glory.

Yes, Dada, Dede, Didi, Dodo and Dudu have all appeared for the five-time World Cup winners, and it holds up to scrutiny as well.

That’s Dada Maravilha, 72 years of age, a former striker who earned seven caps for Brazil and was strong in the air.

The 29-year-old Dede currently plays centre-back for Cruzeiro and has nine caps for Brazil.

Didi meanwhile is the most successful of the players in this category, with two World Cups (1958 and 1962) as a midfielder.

And Dodo? A retired centre-forward who earned five caps for Brazil. Meanwhile, Dudu is a 26-year-old midfielder at Palmeiras who currently has three caps and one goal for Brazil.

The beautiful game is beautiful in many ways.

Press Association

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