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Michael Jackson, John Lennon and Gandhi team up

Michael Jackson, John Lennon and Mahatma Gandhi team up at Brazilian Serie B club

Michael Jackson, John Lennon and Gandhi team up

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- How about this for a football trio? A team with Michael Jackson playing alongside John Lennon and Mahatma Gandhi.

Carlos Adriano, director of football for Brazilian Serie B side Atletico Goianiense, tells reporters the club 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 team members including John Lennon -- full name John Lennon Silva Santos -- and Mahatma Gandhi, whose full name is Mahatma Gandhi Heber Pio.

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

Updated : 2021-08-02 05:36 GMT+08:00