Oct 202014
Gabriel Boschilia - The Jewel In São Paulo's Crown

My new piece on this site is about one of the many exciting prospects who lined up for Brazil during last-year’s FIFA U17 World Cup. When you hear about that competition, you’d expect it to be Nathan who stole the show despite Brazil’s elimination in the quarter-finals, but it’s not him. Many fans of Brazilian football will know this player by now, but for those who don’t, let me introduce to you Gabriel Boschilia, a player who made […]

Jul 252014
Anderson Talisca - From Bahia to Benfica

Young Brazilian attacker Anderson Talisca recently completed a £3.2m move to Benfica, after a string of impressive performances at Bahia saw him become one of the most eye catching players in the Brazilian league. Talisca was born in the city of Feira de Santana, Bahia, 70 miles from state capital Salvador where he would eventually begin his football career. He joined Esporte Club Bahia as a youth player in 2009 and has progressed through the […]

Jun 032014
The Future Brazil Stars Who Triumphed in Toulon 2014

Brazil’s youth side claimed the Toulon Tournament title for the second year in a row, after a string of impressive displays culminated in a 5-2 win against France in the final. The French side brought the best out of this promising generation of Brazilians, who boast an array of talent all the way from goalkeeper to centre forward. We already know Marquinhos is destined for great things, and Dória of Botafogo has been written about […]

Nov 222013
Otávio of Internacional - Brazilian Stars of the Future

Full Name – Otávio Edmilson Da Silva Monteiro Born – 09/02/1995 – João Pessoa PB Postion – Attacking Midfielder Foot – Right Height – 5.7 (171cm) CLICK HERE FOR – STYLE OF PLAY – VIDEOS Otávio Edmilson Da Silva Monteiro, more commonly known as simply Otávio or occasionally Otávinho, is an attacking midfielder who currently plays for Porto Alegre side Internacional. Otávio began his career in the youth sides at International, where he was part of their U17 Copa FGF winning side, and […]

Nov 022013
Brazil U17s Ones To Watch - Wonderkids of the Seleção Sub-17

Last night Brazil suffered another youth tournament heartbreak at the hands of Mexico, as they were beaten on penalties in the FIFA U17 World Cup quarter-final. Despite this disappointing loss, there are a few players who shone throughout the tournament for Brazil, and if they can learn from this defeat rather than be disheartened by it, the premature tournament exit could even be advantageous to them. The game against Mexico was Brazil’s first real test […]

Sep 072013
Danilo Barbosa da Silva Scout Report - Vasco da Gama & Brazil

Young Vasco da Gama midfielder Danilo Barbosa da Silva recently attracted the interest of two European football powerhouses, Liverpool and Inter Milan, after their scouts spotted him playing for Brazil U20 at the 2013 Toulon Tournament. Here we take a look at what type of player Danilo is, and what it is about his game that attracted the interest from Europe. Thanks to Guilherme Melo for some of the extra information, and the Paulinho comparison! CLICK […]

Jul 042013
Fred Joins Ukraine's Brazilian Club - Shakhtar Donetsk

Internacional’s Fred (Frederico Rodrigues Santos) was singled out as the player to watch from the first round of this season’s Brasileirão, but if you want to watch him from now on it might help to be a fan of Eastern European football, as he’s already been snapped up by Ukranian Premier League club, Shakhtar Donetsk. Jump to Scout Report The club from Donetsk have a seemingly insatiable thirst for Brazilian players, and with central midfielder […]

May 312013
Bernard - Brazilian Stars of the Future

Bernard is an attacking midfielder who has come through the youth ranks at Belo Horizonte based club Atlético Mineiro. Jump to Scout Report He came through as a senior player in 2010, and was loaned out to Democrata of Sete Lagoas, where he scored an impressive 14 goals in 16 appearances. On his return to Atlético Mineiro he made sporadic appearances for the first team, but was then returned to their youth side where he […]

Apr 102013
Vitinho - Botafogo Stars of the Future

Vitinho is a promising young forward who has previously impressed at youth level with Botafogo, and is now starting to play himself into the senior team at the age of 19. Having been limited for the last two seasons – first to youth football, and then the odd appearance in the Carioca state championships – this could be the season where Vitinho starts to break through and show his considerable talents on a bigger stage. […]

Mar 022013
Jadson to Sign for Udinese in August

Botafogo’s promising Brazil U20 midfielder Jadson, is set to join the Italian club Udinese in August for a fee of around £2m. Before he’s even had chance to feature in the stars of the future area on this site, let alone have a consistent stint in the starting XI for Botafogo, Udinese have picked up the the 19 year old for what could be a bargain price. Jadson is a volante, or defensive midfielder, who was […]