Argelico Fucks

Argelico Fucks

Football player infobox

playername = Argel
fullname = Argelico Fucks
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1974|9|4
cityofbirth = Santa Rosa, Rio Grande do Sul
countryofbirth = Brazil
position = Central defender
years = 1992-1995 1995-1997 1997-1998 1999 2000 2001-2005 2005 2005 2006 2007
clubs = Internacional Verdy Kawasaki Santos FC FC Porto Palmeiras SL Benfica Racing Santander Cruzeiro SC Ulbra Zhejiang Lucheng
caps(goals) = 42 (3) 32 (0) 21 (2) 5 (1) 10 (43) 88 (6) 2 (0) 10 (0) 22 (1)
nationalyears = 1995
nationalteam = fb|Brazil
nationalcaps(goals) = 1 (0)

Argelico "Argel" Fucks (born 4 September 1974 in Santa Rosa, Rio Grande do Sul) is a Brazilian professional footballer. Fucks plied his trade in his homeland as well as Japan, Portugal and Spain. He won the Rio Grande do Sul State league, the Brazilian cup, the Brazilian champions cup, the Conmebol Cup plus the Portuguese league, cup and Supercup Source: [ Sambafoot] en icon] . He also represented Brazil internationally at the Under-20 level winning both the South American Championship and the Youth World Cup .

In his years playing in Brazil, he earned a reputation of being a dirty player. Among other things, he was accused of wearing rings as a weapon to hurt his rivals, he had four sending-offs on ten games while playing for Santos, and a particularly rough game while marking Boca Juniors' Juan Román Riquelme, playing for Palmeiras, at 2001 Libertadores Cup. In the game, Palmeiras lost on penalties, being eliminated from the tournament.

Some of Fucks' fame stems from his surname which is identical to both the plural noun form and to the (singular third-person) present indicative verb form of the vulgar English word "fuck". This has led to a variety of double entendre headlines including one from titled "Argel Fucks off to Benfica" Source: [ The Register] en icon] . This headline received press coverage itself with "The Register" calling it "snappy and eye-catching" and football humour site Laugh FC deeming it "one of the all time greats"Source: [ Laugh FC] en icon] .

However the name has not always been regarded as such a laughing matter. In an article on the J-League, Andrew McKirdy noted that the signing of Fucks was a poor move and that his name "could never do much for anyone's credibility anyways". Source: [ Japan Today] en icon]


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