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Maneca in 1950
Personal information
Full name Manuel Marinho Alves
Date of birth (1926-01-28)January 28, 1926
Place of birth Brazil
Date of death July 14, 1961(1961-07-14) (aged 35)
Position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Vasco da Gama
National team
1949–1950 Brazil 6 (2)
Representing  Brazil
FIFA World Cup
Runner-up 1950 Brazil
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Manuel Marinho Alves, better known as Maneca (January 28, 1926 – July 14, 1961)[1] was an association footballer who played as a striker. He was born in Salvador Bahia, Brazil.

Alves died at the age of 35 from cyanide poisoning.

References[change | change source]

  1. O GLOBO, July 14, 1961, pg. 16