A Brazilian footballer staged his whole career for 24 years – he could barely kick a ball. One time he was forced to play as the team had no strikers. He was worried he would get exposed, so before the game he started a fight with a fan and as a result got sent off before the game even started
He returned to Brazil and started a career as a farce footballer since he “wanted to be a footballer, but did not want to play football”, becoming friends of many footballers so that he could have a big network to be recommended whenever he needed a new club. With a physical shape similar to professional footballers, but lacking skills, his fraud consisted of signing a short contract and stating that he was lacking match fitness so that he would spend the first weeks only with physical training where he could shine. At the time he went to train with other players, he would feign a hamstring injury and, by the lack of technology at the time, it was difficult to discover that it was a fake injury. He had a dentist to claim that he had focal infection whenever any club wanted to go further in the case. By doing these steps, he went on to stay a few months at the clubs just training and without ever exposing that he was a fraud footballer.