Jan 142014
Botafogo's Clarence Seedorf Retires to Take Up Milan Manager Role

Football legend Clarence Seedorf has officially retired from playing football, after accepting an offer to manage AC Milan. He announced the news at a press conference held in Botafogo’s Engenhão. “I’m here to announce that I will stop playing football after 22 years.” said the 37-year-old. “This experience [at Botafogo] for one and a half years made ​​me grow up a lot and will help me in my next step, which will be as Milan coach.” […]

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 […]

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 […]