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Leônidas da Silva (1913–2004)

Leônidas da Silva was born on September 6, 1913 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He was an actor, known for Suzana e o Presidente (1951), Copa Roca: Primeiro Jogo (1939) and Copa Roca: Segundo Jogo (1939). He died on January 24, 2004 in Cotia, São Paulo, Brazil. See full bio »

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 1939 Copa Roca: Primeiro Jogo (Documentary short)
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Credited with inventing the bicycle kick which which requires the player to flip over to kick the ball from an upside down position. It made him a soccer superstar in Brazil

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