Apr 182014
Santos 2014 Brasileirão Season Preview

Santos come in this year’s Brasileirão on the back of six consecutive appearances in the final of the Campeonato Paulista. It’s a run that stretches back to Neymar’s debut season as a professional back in 2009. However, the club’s displays in the league in recent years lie at the other end of the spectrum. The last serious charge for the title was all the way back in 2007. Will this year be an different? The […]

Apr 172014
Flamengo 2014 Brasileirão Season Preview

Last week can only be described as ‘bittersweet’ for Flamengo fans all over the world. On Wednesday, Flamengo lost to Mexican side Léon in front of almost 60,000 fans at the Maracanã, and were eliminated at the group stage of the Copa Libertadores. Sunday, on the other hand, saw Flamengo draw 1-1 with arch-rivals Vasco da Gama thanks to a controversial goal scored in the 91st minute, which saw them win the State Championship for […]

Nov 302013
CBF Announces Brasileirão 2013 Awards & Best Players

The CBF have announced the 2013 Brazilian Série A team of the season, as well as the awards for Craque do Campeonato (best player / MVP), Revelação (newcomer / revelation / breakthrough), and manager of the season. The best XI includes four players from champions Cruzeiro, as well as three from the surprise package of the 2013 season, Atlético Paranaense. 2013 Brasileiro Série A Team of the Season Goalkeeper: Fábio (Cruzeiro) Right Back: Marcos Rocha (Altético Mineiro) Defenders: […]

Nov 142013
Cruzeiro Crowned 2013 Brasileirão Champions

Cruzeiro were crowned champions of the 2013 Brasileirão tonight, as their nearest rivals Atlético Paranaense suffered defeat at the hands of Criciúma. This makes the result of their game away at Vitória irrelevant, but they are currently 1-0 up at the time of writing thanks to a goal from Willian. This is the third time they have won the title, with previous wins coming in 1966, and ten years ago in 2003. Cruzeiro stormed to the […]

Sep 092013
Elias Wonder Strike Fuels Fogão to Victory in Criciuma

A limp Botafogo performance was rescued by a dramatic last minute strike from Elias, as his side snatched a 2-1 victory against Criciúma at the Estádio Heriberto Hülse. (SCROLL FOR VIDEO) Just days after the celebration of what would have been Leônidas da Silva’s 100th birthday, Elias executed a strike worthy of a tribute to the king of the bicycle kick. Botafogo had spent much of the game struggling to break through a stubborn Criciúma […]

Sep 072013
Hyuri Scores Wonder Goal on Botafogo Début

Botafogo stormed to a 3-1 victory over Coritiba at the Maracanã on Thursday, with two goals from débutant Hyuri Henrique de Oliveira Costa, the second of which was something a bit special, as you can see in the video below. Rafael Marques opened the scoring, before passing the limelight to former Audax Rio forward who only signed for Botafogo a couple of months ago. His chance in the first team came thanks to the recent sale of […]

Jun 082013
Otavio Goal Fred Assist - Internacional (v Cruzeiro)

Internacional’s young Brazilian prospects Fred and Otavio (or Otavinho as he’s being referred to by some) linked up to great effect for the first goal in Inter’s 2-2 draw away to Cruzeiro. Right back Gabriel gave the ball to Otavio who had dropped away from the Cruzeiro defence to give himself some space. On receiving the ball he sent it straight in towards Fred on the edge of the area, who then flicked the ball […]

Jun 072013
Alex Sends Coritiba Top - Brasileirao Round 4

Alex scored his first goal of the season proper to send Coritiba top of the table as they beat Fluminense 2-1. Sao Paulo, Botafogo, Corinthians, Santos, Flamengo, and Atletico Mineiro all tasted defeat! In a round of games which also saw Flamengo sack their manager Jorginho, plenty of teams hovering around the middle to bottom half of the table gave themselves a bit of a boost, with Bahia beating Botafogo and Goias winning away at […]

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 […]