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 […]

Jun 302012
Botafogo Sign Clarence Seedorf

Botafogo have finally succeeded in securing the services of Milan, Netherlands, and general footballing legend, Clarence Seedorf.  The Dutchman who was born in Suriname, agreed terms on a two year deal today after spending the last week training with the LA Galaxy in the US, which led to rumours that he would join the MLS club. As previously mentioned on this site, Seedorf’s Brazilian other half might have given him a nudge towards joining the […]

Jun 162012
John Lennon of Botafogo

There’s already a site about the footballing connections between Liverpool and Brazil, but at Botafogo we have another example of a link between the English city and the adopted home of the beautiful game, or o jogo bonito. It has emerged that there are a couple of links between the club and the famous Liverpudlian musician John Lennon, so much so that a collection of fans have coined the phrase “conexão beatlefogo”. These romanticists among […]