The long legs, the short shorts. The beard and the headband. The through balls and the sense that this was a game that was just too easy. He offered guile, panache and was the embodiment of flair, but with the strength to back it up. Football is for mortals. Sócrates was a god.
We never really took the time to celebrate Sócrates’ life at the time of his passing, so maybe now is a good moment to reflect.
Over the coming weeks we'll be indulging an icon with a series of articles, pictures, videos and other stuff. Our door remains wide open for further submissions, so if you see something wonderful featuring Sócrates, be sure to let us know via Twitter or in the comments section.
So here's to you, good Doctor....