Brazilian club signs 'Michael Jackson' to play alongside 'John Lennon' and 'Mahatma Gandhi'

Carlos Adriano de Sousa Cruz could play with a couple of famously named teammates: John Lennon, full name John Lennon Silva Santos; and Mahatma Gandhi, full name Mahatma Gandhi Heber Pio.

updated: August 14, 2013 14:18 IST
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Rio de Janeiro: How's this for a trio? A soccer team with Michael Jackson playing alongside John Lennon and Mahatma Gandhi.

Carlos Adriano, soccer director for the Brazilian Serie B club Atletico Goianiense, says the team has signed a forward known as Michael Jackson - his real name is Carlos Adriano de Sousa Cruz.

Like many Brazilian players, he goes by a nickname rather than his family name or given name.

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