Aug 312013
Henrique Joins Real Madrid On Loan From Botafogo

Real Madrid Castilla have announced the signing of Botafogo forward Henrique Almeida. He’ll join the Real Madrid reserve side on loan until the end of the season, at which time they’ll have the option to buy the player. The forward has struggled to make an impression at Botafogo as other strikers seem to be preferred by coach Oswaldo de Oliveira, so first team action has been hard to come by. The move to Madrid is a great […]

Aug 292013
Vitinho Set to Join CSKA Moscow For €10m

Vitinho’s career at Botafogo will be over before it’s even begun, as he looks set to join the current Russian Premier League champions CSKA Moscow, for a fee of ten million Euros. Vitinho burst onto the scene at Botafogo earlier this year, featuring in their victorious Carioca State Championship campaign and outshining Bruno Mendes as one of Botafogo’s most exciting young attacking talents. A quickness of mind, trickery, and willingness to have a go at […]

Jun 112013
Selecao U20 Stars Shine as Brazil Win Toulon Tournament

Botafogo centre back Doria was voted as defender of the tournament, as he captained a selection of Brazil under 20 players to victory in the 2013 Toulon Tournament held in France. Brazil went through the tournament unbeaten with their only dropped points coming in the group stage as they drew 1-1 against Nigeria. Yuri Mamute of Gremio was Brazil’s stand-out player, scoring two goals and emerging from the tournament with the best player award for […]

Jun 042013
Brasileirao Round 3 Round-Up

Round three of the 2013 Brazilian championship was overshadowed somewhat by the game between Brazil and England at the Maracana, but there were a few games in the league which were well worth watching, and a welcome respite from the much hyped international match. The early games of the round saw Botafogo seize the initiative, as they beat Cruzeiro 2-1 at home with Lodeiro scoring twice. Flamengo drew away to Atletico Paranense with both teams […]

Jun 012013
Brazilian League Round 2 Summary

The games are coming thick and fast, as Brazilian teams trek around the country playing two games per week in order to fit all their fixtures in around the forthcoming Confederations Cup. Botafogo secured their first win of the season with a victory against Neymar-less  Santos, which was to be Muricy Ramalho’s last game in charge of the Paulista club. Elsewhere, Sao Paulo battered Vasco da Gama 5-1 with Luis Fabiano netting two goals, and […]