A Brazilian who never kicked a ball cheated the world of football for 26 years

Carlos Henrique Raposo, known as “the Kaiser” because of his resemblance to football legend Franz Beckenbauer, cheated not only several soccer club directors but also journalists and even members of the mafia, making them believe that he was a professional footballer.

All the teams that I joined celebrated twice: when I signed and then when I left.

He jokes today, at 50 something years old. There’s even a biographical film that recounts his adventures in the world of football, in which he never kicked a ball.

Raised in a favela by an alcoholic mother, Raposo was also a sex addict. Despite the vicissitudes, he managed to sign for more than ten clubs, including the famous Flamengo.



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