Jan 192013
Brazil U20s Crash out of South American Youth Tournament

Botafogo’s three young stars, Doria, Bruno Mendes, and Jadson, will be retuning to the club early as the Brazil under 20 side were eliminated from the 2013 South American Youth Championships at the group stage. The squad went into the competition with high hopes, but it was evident from the first game that the team were lacking in shape, discipline, and attacking ideas. Doria played in all four games in this group stage, but was […]

Jan 182013
2013 Botafogo Squad Numbers Announced

Botafogo have announced their squad numbers for the forthcoming season, and in a show of faith to young Brazil under 20 star Bruno Mendes, they have decided that he will wear the number 7 shirt. As with many clubs, the number 7 shirt has extra significance as it was worn by numerous club legends, most notably in the case of Botafogo, it was worn by a player who epitomised Brazilian football – Mané Garrincha. The […]

Dec 302012
Botafogo Brazilian U20 Stars Make the Cut

Brazil’s final squad for the Under 20 South American Championships has been announced, and all three of the Botafogo players in the initial provisional squad have been kept in. Defender Doria has been in the news lately, as his move to Juventus is an ongoing saga as negotiations about the fee continue between his various owners as well as Botafogo. Striker Bruno Mendes, and midfielder Jadson also retain their places in the squad, and Botafogo […]

Dec 192012
Bruno Mendes Under Contract With Botafogo - For Now

The continuing dispute over who holds the contract of new Brazil under 20 player Bruno Mendes has reached what might be a conclusion today, after his loan contract at Botafogo was reinstated by the CBF. As is often the case in the region, Mendes’ contract was subject to a squabble involving multiple parties, including his former club Guarani, the sports agency HAZ, his “development club” Macae in Rio, ex-Guarani defender Andrei (!), and his current […]

Dec 112012
Young Botafogo Stars in Brazil Under 20 Squad

Emerson Ávila has named three Botafogo players in his provisional squad for the 2013 South American Youth Championship. Defender Doria, midfielder Jadson, and striker Bruno Mendes, will take part in the tournament which is being held in the Argentinian cities of San Juan and Mendoza, amongst the foothills, valleys, and plains of the Andes in Western Argentina. It’s likely that most of the squad will get a run out at some point, as the games come […]

Dec 042012
2012 Botafogo Season Review

Seedorf Glorioso and Regional Success The 2012 season saw Botafogo reach an international audience with the marquee signing of the Suriname born, Dutch football legend, Clarence Seedorf. His signing lived up to it’s billing both on and off the pitch as Botafogo found themselves getting rare mentions in the world footballing press, and Seedorf put in some impressive performances on the field, typifying the dedicated professionalism the midfielder has shown throughout his career. Regional success was to […]