May 062013
Botafogo Triumph in Carioca State Championship

Botafogo confirmed their domination of this seasons’ Campeonato Carioca with a 1-0 win over Fluminense in the Taca Rio final. As winners of both the Taca Guanabara earlier in the year, and now the Taca Rio, Botafogo are crowned overall winners of the Carioca Championship without the need for a final play-off. Rafael Marques scored the all important goal to give O Glorioso the win, after a long shot from Lucas struck Doria in the Fluminense […]

Mar 292013
Seedorf's Sending Off - His Explanation

After his sending off in the game against Madureira last Sunday, Clarence Seedorf appeared in a recent press conference which was transcribed for the official Botafogo website by Danilo Santos. Here’s a link to the article in Portuguese, or read on for a rough translation of what Seedorf said. On his Sending Off “I sleep well and i’m relaxed. It’s like there was a natural disaster with multiple deaths, but it was just an incident […]

Mar 122013
Botafogo Triumph in Taca Guanabara

Botafogo defeated Vasco da Gama 1-0 to be crowned Taca Guanabara champions on Sunday. A solitary goal from right back Lucas was enough to give Botafogo the win it what was a scrappy game at the Engenhao, but it was Clarence Seedorf who was the centre of attention as the Brazilian media focused on his commanding performance in the Botafogo midfield. Seedorf lead by example and also had some part in the goal, as it was […]