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Wednesday, 19 September 2012

The First Gringo

Before Clarence Seedorf, before Diego Forlán, before Pablo Forlán even, there was Julien Fauvel. A coffee merchant by trade, the Frenchman blazed a trail for foreign players in the Brazilian game, appearing in the very first Santos side in 1913.



I've written a short article on Fauvel for In Bed With Maradona, which you can read by clicking here.

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