Aug 052015
Fluminense Hoping for Ronaldinho Revival in Rio

After a feckless spell in Mexico with Querétaro, Ronaldinho Gaúcho returns to Brazil with Fluminense this month. Having turned 35 in March, he is winding down the final years of his career. He has never been the most fastidious player when it comes to his physical preparation, in fact, at times he has treated training as an optional part of a footballer’s existence. His peerless quality has masked his devil may care attitude in the […]

Aug 082014
What Next For Ronaldinho Gaucho?

There is an old adage that the star that burns twice as bright burns for half as long and no player quite emphasises that maxim quite like Ronaldinho Gaucho. Last week he brought the curtain down an on 18 month whirlwind romance in Belo Horizonte with Atlético Mineiro. He left basking in the affection of the Galoucura and the club’s hierarchy. Though in truth, Ronaldinho’s spell at the club had been in steady decline since […]

Jul 252013
Atlético Mineiro Triumph in Copa Libertadores Final v Olimpia

Atlético Mineiro continued the recent Brazilian domination of the most prestigious competition in South American club football, as they defeated Olimpia of Paraguay on penalties in an entertaining Copa Libertadores final. Galo needed to overturn a two goal deficit from the first leg in Paraguay, and the home fans who packed into the Mineirão (attendance 58,620) certainly gave their side a lift to claw back the two goals they needed to take the game to […]

Jul 232013
Bye Bye Bernard? Copa Libertadores Final Preview

The all important second leg of the Copa Libertadores final takes place this week, as Paraguayan club Olimpia take a two goal lead into the game in Belo Horizonte – the home of their Brazilian opponents, Atlético Mineiro. The in demand Brazilian winger Bernard will be looking to help his side turn the tie around, as he plays what could be his final game for the club before his transfer to one of the many […]

Jul 112013
Bernard to Miss First Leg of Copa Libertadores Final

After giving Atlético Mineiro a vital early goal in their semi-final second leg against Newell’s Old Boys last night, Bernard went on to pick up a yellow card which means he’ll miss the first leg of the final. He gave his team the lead in the third minute of the game, with a first time left foot shot which zipped past Newell’s keeper Nahuel Guzmán. The Belo Horizonte born attacker used his blistering pace to latch onto a […]