Leônidas da Silva (in the hoops of CR Flamengo) causes 'Panic in the defence of Botafogo'. Seemingly eccentric headgear was relatively commonplace in Brazilian football.
Leônidas has been referred to as the first Brazilian superstar. This photograph shows him as if he was an exotic exhibit screened from his adoring public. His playing career stretched from 1929-1950, and in 19 internationals he scored 21 goals.