Michael Jackson, John Lennon and Gandhi Team Up

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — 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.

Jackson 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.

Jackson has played with Brazilian clubs Palmeiras and Fluminense and had a stint playing in China.

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