Welcome to the Brazilian Football Blog: a foreigner’s take on the beautiful game.
Brazil is the only country to have won the football World Cup five times and is a conveyor belt of footballing talent. On most European Champions League match days, there will be more Brazilians playing than any other nationality. Ever wonder where they come from? Want to hear about the next batch of stars in waiting? Want to learn more about the beautiful game? Read on.
Domestic football is on the up in Brazil. The World Cup will be held here in 2014 and the national championship is getting better; stars of the past are returning earlier (Ronaldinho) and stars of the future are leaving later (Neymar and Ganso). The clubs are investing in new players, stadiums and starting to produce a better spectacle for fans.
Despite all the success, there is very little news (in English) coming out of this great footballing country. It deserves better and this blog is one of the few sources on the net that delivers that. More importantly though, I’d like this blog to be a forum for people to discuss all issues relating to the beautiful game. So, make me happy and leave a comment! I really appreciate them all and to me they are just as valuable as my posts. Don’t be shy. Please fire away at the bottom of every post. It’s easy: just fill in your name, email and comment and press enter. Hint: you can even use a fake name if you want!
Brazilfooty is written run by me (Brian Davidson). I am a gringo and have spent several years living in São Paulo. I frequently visit the country, speak-a the local lingo (Portuguese) and follow all of the local banter. I’ve also got a vanguard of local friends feeding me all the good stuff and keeping me on my toes.
Brazilfooty is impartial and offers an outsider’s view with insider knowledge. No allegiances, no skirting round touchy subjects. Fact and opinion. To the point. Everybody is welcome and everybody enjoys hearing from the Brazilians themselves (except when they are doing completely irrational propaganda for the clubs they support that is).
The latest articles are in chronological order and appear in the left hand column. But you can access every single article that has ever been written if you like: you can search by category, date, keyword. They are all in there somewhere. Also check out the top posts, goals and skills, latest Serie A results and league table. There is a bunch of stuff there.
So thats, it. There is a comments policy. Anybody is free to make comments but they must follow the following rules:
- Comments must be in English (so everybody understands)
- Comments must be respectful of other readers and must not be abusive, racist or derogatory in any way
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