Shock for football world as World Cup legend passes away

FORMER Barcelona player Marinho Peres has passed away at the age of 76.

The ex-defender represented Brazil in the 1974 World Cup and garnered praise from the iconic Johan Cruyff for his on-field displays.

Peres joined Barcelona following the tournament and remained at the Nou Camp for a span of two years.

Throughout his 16-year playing career, he primarily plied his trade in Brazil and earned 15 caps for the national team.

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