Brazil's captain during the 1982 World Cup, Socrates, died Sunday in Sao Paulo. He was 57.
Socrates had been in the hospital since Thursday with food poisoning, which developed into septic shock, according to the Guardian via O Estado.
As captain of the Brazil soccer team in the 1982 World Cup, Socrates dazzled with goals of great technical skill. The 1982 squad is commonly known as "the best team never to win a World Cup," the Telegraph reports.
Along with his soccer career, Socrates was also a qualified doctor. He took his exams during his playing days, the Guardian goes on to report.