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Full nameJosé Ribamar de Oliveira
Place of birthCoroatá, Maranhão, Brazil
Playing positionLeft winger

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José Ribamar de Oliveira, best known as Canhoteiro (24 September 1932 - 16 August 1974) was a Brazilian footballer, who played most notably for São Paulo FC.

Canhoteiro was one of Brazil's greatest driblers and played during a magical time of exceptional talent in that country. He had epic games against Pele of Santos F.C., one in particular in 1958, played under heavy rain at Pacaemby Stadium in Sao Paulo - the game ended tied at two goals each, with Pele and Canhoteiro scoring both goals for each of their clubs. Canhoteiro, died pennyless and an alcoholic, the fate of many a footballer in the early years of the game.

One of his nicknames was "the garrincha of the left"

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