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Man City midfielder Fernandinho: I grew up wanting to be Taffarel

Manchester City's new midfield signing Fernandinho admits he grew up wanting to be a goalkeeper!

The former Shakhtar Donetsk ace says he idolised former Brazil goalkeeper Taffarel as a kid.

Speaking to Four Four Two, Fernandinho said: "When I was a child I was a great fan of the Brazilian keeper Taffarel.

"Because of him I wanted to be a goalkeeper too! But thank God, my father did not let me and made sure I only played with my feet."

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