Google Doodle celebrates Leonidas da Silva’s 100th Birthday

Google Doodle celebrates association footballer Leonidas da Silva’s AKA ‘Rubber Man’ Birthday today.

Leônidas da Silva born Rio de Janeiro, 6 September 1913 – died Cotia, 24 January 2004) was an association footballer and commentator. He is regarded as one of the most important players of the first half of the 20th century. He played for Brazil in two World Cups, and was the top scorer of the 1938 World Cup.

He was known as the “Black Diamond” and the “Rubber Man” due to his elasticity.

Leônidas, born in Rio de Janeiro, started his career at São Cristóvão. In 1931 and in 1932, he played for Bonsucesso.

He joined Peñarol in Uruguay in 1933. After one year, he came back to Brazil to…

– Source: Wikipedia