Feb 062016
Why Brazil Must Now Select China Based Players

  Anyone who has followed the goings on during this transfer window couldn’t have helped but notice the rise of Chinese football in the world scene. This window alone, Chinese sides have signed Jackson Martínez from Atlético Madrid, Fredy Guarín from Inter, Ramires from Chelsea, and Alex Teixeira from Shakhtar Donetsk. However, it wasn’t just European based players who took the plunge; accepting large swaths of money to move to China. Continuing a trend of […]

Dec 072012
Elkeson Signs for Guangzhou Evergrande

Guangzhou Evergrande have finally completed the signing of Botafogo’s young Brazilian midfield star Elkeson, for a fee of just over £5m. As is the case with many South American players, his contract wasn’t owned entirely by the club and Botafogo will receive just 35% of the transfer fee. The transfer will be completed fully in January when he can be registered for the Chinese club at the start of their season and player registration window. […]

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 […]