"The former footballerdied on Sunday, December 4, at 57 years. On Friday 2 had been hospitalized in serious condition for an intestinal infection at a hospital in San Pablo. This afternoon, his former club Corinthians honored him with a new champion."
The idol and had been hospitalized twice during August and September , also in the intensive care room, facing a delicate picture of gastrointestinal bleeding.
The former Corinthians midfielder, doctor by profession and recognized as "the Doctor",then declared publicly that they have had problems with alcohol , especially during his playing days. "Who is an alcoholic drink every day," said in an interview with Channel O ' Globo.
Socrates , who wore the captain's armband for the Brazilian team at the World Championships in Spain 1982 and Mexico in 1986, could not handle the most difficult match of his life.
Socrates Brasileiro Sampaio de Souza Vieira de Oliveira, was admitted tohospital in Sao Paulo on Friday night and the first medical report said that remained "in serious condition with septic shock box of intestinal origin, breathing through appliances and on dialysis. "
According to the journalist said Saturday after visiting Brazil Juka Kfouri Socrates, the infection would have been caused by bacteria present in a strogonoff former footballer ate a day before being admitted in critical condition to the health center.
Corinthians won the Brazilian Championship Sunday 2011 after goalless draw with his traditional rival Palmeiras in a dramatic finish. Pacaembu Stadium, 39,000 fans filled by São Paulo, in the midst of the celebration for the title pays tribute to former captain Socrates.