Brazil’s 1970 World Cup winning goalkeeper Félix dies aged 74

25/08/2012 12:13 AM
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Former Brazil goalkeeper Félix passed away on Friday at the age of 74 after suffering from Emphysema.

Félix, nicknamed ‘Paper’ due to his slight frame, played in all six of Brazil’s victorious 1970 World Cup campaign in a team that is widely considered as the best of all time.

”The supporters should be eternally grateful for the contribution Félix gave to the national team,” Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) president José Maria Marin said in a statement.

”He is an idol and will be greatly missed.”

Félix began his career at Brazilian club Juventus, but made his name at Fluminense, where he won one Brasileirão title and five Carioca state championships.

The CBF have said that there will be one minute’s silence before every match in the Campeonato Brasileiro this weekend to honour Félix.

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