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God Is Brazilian: Charles Miller, the Man Who Brought Football to Brazil
by Josh Lacey
In 1894, Charles Miller arrived in Brazil with a pair of boots, a book of rules and a football. When he reached Sao Paulo, he was shocked to discover that no-one knew how to play. So he marked out a pitch, gathered twenty young men, and divided them into two teams...Today, Brazil are the greatest exponents of the beautiful game, and Charles Miller has been all but forgotte...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by Tempus
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