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Blind Brazilian Soccer Man Scores A Couple Bangers In The Paralympics

Meet Jefinho, the blind soccer five-a-side player who’s been called the “Paralympic Pelé.” In the semifinals of a Paralympics against China, Jefinho demonstrated how he earned such a lofty moniker by dusting the entire Chinese defense before cracking in a shot from distance—twice.


If Jefinho takes Brazil all the way in this competition, it will be his and this country’s third consecutive five-a-side gold medal. Which is to say, Jefinho’s been doing this for a while:

This dude can cook.

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