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Garrincha: The Happiest (and Possibly Best) Soccer Player Ever

To kick things off for the 2014 World Cup it’s fitting to post this video of one of the best — and definitely one of the most entertaining — soccer players of all time. Garrincha is considered by some to be even better than the great Pelé, yet he’s been semi-forgotten over the years.

The little footballer from the slums was known as the Joy of the People in Brazil — for good reason. The guy dribbled a soccer ball like a streetball player dribbles a basketball, but with sheer joy and happiness.

The video above is a great showcase of his amazing skill.

What do you think?