Moacir Barbosa Nascimento (27 March 1921 – 8 April 2000) was a Brazilian international football goalkeeper whose career spanned 22 years. He was one of the world's best goalkeepers in the 1940s and 1950s and known for not wearing gloves because he wanted to feel the ball with his bare hands. Although he won many trophies, his fame is mainly associated with the defeat of Brazil in the decisive match of the World Cup 1950 against Uruguay. He died of a heart attack at age 79. 
On the club level he had his greatest successes with CR Vasco da Gama, Rio de Janeiro. He won several trophies with this side, including in 1948 the Campeonato Sul-Americano de Campeões, the initial precursor to the Copa Libertadores.
Barbosa was blamed for the defeat and especially for Ghiggia's goal. He was to suffer for a long time in the aftermath of this match which became as Maracanaço part of Brazilian folklore. Life became a torture for him. In 2000, shortly before his death, he said in an interview: "The maximum punishment in Brazil is 30 years imprisonment, but I have been paying, for something I am not even responsible for, by now for 50 years." 
Brazilians despised him for the rest of his days. Notably, the President of the Brazilian Football Association, who in 1993 would not allow him to commentate a broadcast of an international Brazil match. He was also turned away from the Brazilian National Team's training session on one occasion for fear of his being a jinx.
In 1963 Barbosa was given the old square goal posts from the Maracanã as a present.
¹) irregular friendly tournament between Brazil and
²) irregular friendly tournament between Brazil and Uruguay
|Moacir Barbosa Nascimento|
|Full name||Moacir Barbosa Nascimento|
|Date of birth||27 March 1921|
|Place of birth||Campinas, Brazil|
|Date of death||7 April 2000 (aged 79)|
|Playing position||Goalkeeper (retired)|
Vasco da Gama