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Arthur Friedenreich
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Personal information
Date of birth July 18, 1892(1892-07-18)
Place of birth    S√£o Paulo, Brazil
Date of death    September 6, 1969 (aged 77)
Place of death    S√£o Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.78m (5ft 10in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1909
1910
1911
1912
1913-1915
1916
1917
1918-1929
1930-1933
1933
1933-1935
1935
SC Germania
Ypiranga
SC Germania
Mackenzie College
Ypiranga
Paulistano
Ypiranga
Paulistano
S√£o Paulo
Atlético Mineiro
S√£o Paulo
Flamengo
   
National team
Brazil

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Arthur Friedenreich (July 18, 1892 in S√£o Paulo ‚Äď September 6, 1969) was a Brazilian football player. Nicknamed The Tiger, he was the first famous Afro-Brazilian player in the previously white world of Brazilian football, and was arguably the sport's first black superstar.[1 ]

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Biography

Arthur Friedenreich was born to Oscar Friedenreich, a German businessman who immigrated to Brazil and Mathilde, an African Brazilian washerwoman, the daughter of freed slaves. Friedenreich was the first professional football player of black origin in Brazil, because at that time football was dominated by whites and blacks were not accepted. He faced many barriers because of racism, and he could not attend the same places where white players were, such as swimming pools, tennis courts and parties.[1 ]

He started his career influenced by his father, playing for SC Germania, a Brazilian football team composed of German immigrants. After playing with a succession of São Paulo club sides from 1910 onwards, Friedenreich made his debut with the national team in 1914. He played twenty-two internationals, including wins in the 1919 and 1922 editions of the Copa América, scoring ten goals. On Brazil's 1925 tour of Europe, he was feted as the King of Football. He also has a claim to the high scoring record but FIFA cannot prove these goals because of faulty record-keeping.

He was not picked up by Brazil National Football Team for 1930 FIFA World Cup because there was a serious misunderstanding between the Football Leagues of the States of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo; only players from Rio travelled. São Paulo stars, like him (who was 38 years old), Filó (who would be 1934 FIFA World Cup champion with Italy) and Feitiço, did not go to Uruguay.

Playing record

He was top scorer of the Liga Paulista in the following years:

1912 Club: Associação Atlética Mackenzie College 12 goals
1914 Club: Clube Athletico Paulistano 12 goals
1917 Club: Clube Atlético Ypiranga 15 goals
1918 Club: Clube Athletico Paulistano 25 goals
1919 Club: Clube Atlético Ypiranga 26 goals
1921 Club: Clube Athletico Paulistano 33 goals
1927 Club: Clube Athletico Paulistano 13 goals
1928 Club: Clube Athletico Paulistano 29 goals
1929 Club: Clube Athletico Paulistano 16 goals

Because of the internal quarrels and the following splitting of the league in the LPF and APEA he had to share the top scorer title with the following players in the following years:

1914 player: Neco, Club: Sport Club Corinthians Paulista, 12 goals
1927 player: Araken, Club: Santos Futebol Clube, 31 goals
1928 player: Heitor, Club: Palestra It√°lia - today's Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras, 16 goals
1929 player: Feitiço, Club: Santos Futebol Clube, 12 goals

He retired while playing for Flamengo in 1935 at the age of 43 and died on September 6, 1969, he was 77 years old. He played over 1200 games, scoring over 1200 goals, which according to some amateur sports statisticians would be comparable to the record of Pelé[2]. Friedenreich's statistics cannot be confirmed.

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References

  1. ^ a b A História não Contada
  2. ^ . The precise number of games and goals are not clear but some sources claim Friedenreich scored 1239 goals in 1329 games, and others that he scored 1329 goals in 1239 games. That these two numbers are identical save for the transposition of the second and third digits is a further source of confusion. See [1]
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Arthur Friedenreich
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Personal information
Full name Arthur Friedenreich
Date of birth 18 July 1892(1892-07-18)
Place of birth    S√£o Paulo, Brazil
Date of death    6 September 1969 (aged 77)
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker (retired)
Senior clubs
Years Club
1909-1910
1910-1911
1911-1912
1912-1913
1913-1915
1916
1917
1917
1918-1929
1930-1934
1935
1935
Germania
Ypiranga
Germania
Mackenzie College
Ypiranga
Payssandu
Paulistano
Ypiranga
Paulistano
S√£o Paulo
Santos
Flamengo
National team
1916-1925 Brazil

Arthur Friedenreich (born 18 July 1892 - died 6 September 1969) is a former Brazilian football player. He has played for Brazil national team.

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