TIL about Carlos Kaiser, a Brazilian con man who couldn’t play football very well, yet managed to get signed by some of the biggest teams in Brazil. He was always out with an “injury” and never played a game. The closest he came to playing was when he got a red card during the warm up.

Read more: https://www.sportingferret.com/2020/05/27/the-footballer-who-never-played-a-game-in-his-career/

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  1. *”Carlos Henrique Raposo was nicknamed Kaiser due to his striking resemblance to the great German Franz Beckenbauer. Or at least that’s what he says. It is more commonly perceived that he resembled a Brazilian beer of the same name, due to the can being ‘wide and chunky’.”*

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