Sep 052013
Google Doodle Honours Leônidas da Silva

Google have honoured what would have been Leônidas da Silva’s 100th birthday, by changing their home page logo to an image of him performing one of his famous bicycle kicks. The legend of Brazilian football from the 1930s and 40s is also being honoured by São Paulo today, as the team will wear special Leônidas inspired uniforms for their game against Criciuma. The forward was nicknamed “The Rubber Man” for his agility in the pitch, which included […]

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 […]