A trip to Goodison Park for a first hand check on Richarlison

Brazilfooty and the Dixie Dean statue at Goodison Park

Richarlison made a fine start to life at Everton, scoring three goals in his first two league games and impressing the fans with his work rate, skill and attitude. Brazilfooty witnessed the good vibes first hand. Continue reading

Brasileirão 2018 preview

Will it be a straight fight between Palmeiras and Corinthians? (Pic: Amanda Perobelli /Estadao)

The Brasileirão kicks off this weekend. Palmeiras are the bookies’ favourites. Corinthians are the pundits’ favourites. Cruzeiro, Grêmio and Flamengo will want to have something to say about that. Here’s a lowdown of all the teams, the major ins and outs, players to watch, my predictions and the latest betting odds. Continue reading

Fluminense kid stars in Cup win and praises injured idol

Pedro scored one of Fluminense’s goals against Botafogo

Fluminense continue to defy the critics and they won the Rio Cup (Taça Rio) on Sunday. Their 20-year-old forward Pedro scored one of the goals in a 3 – 0 win against Botafogo and was quick to praise Fred (ex-seleção), who used to play for Fluminense, but suffered a serious knee ligament injury playing for Cruzeiro this weekend. Continue reading

Can Flamengo really win the league?

Trauco celebrates his equaliser against Fluminense (photo: Flamengo)

Just over a month ago, on the eve of the competition, I predicted Flamengo would win the Série A. But after eight league games played, they have just 11 points, are in 10th position and nine points off the pace. Can they still do it? Continue reading

Série A 2017 preview

Will Diego recover from injury and lead Flamengo to the title? (Mowa Press)

Brazilfooty is back and the Brazilian 2017 Série A kicks off this weekend. To mark both of these highly auspicious events in global football, Brazilfooty has prepared an in-depth Série A review. It has been a herculean effort for a part-time blogger: social plans were cancelled; reluctant support from an unimpressed girlfriend was obtained; football almanacs were dusted off and scanned from cover to cover; match reports read; team rosters inspected; fan forums observed; journalists interviewed; hours of TV footage reviewed; player dossiers complied; and an excessive amount of stroking of the chin while looking ponderously into the air and uttering ‘hmmmmm’ was done. The result is a thorough review of all 20 Série A teams. Continue reading

2017 State championship review

Paulo Guerrero: top scorer in Rio (Mowa Press)

Love em or hate em, last weekend saw the state championships come to a close. If you have no idea what I’m on about and would like to know more about Brazil’s state championship system – what they mean, when they run and how they work – check out Brazilfooty’s state championship primer. For a short wrap of all the key results and events across the main states on the final day of this year’s state championship calendar, read on. Continue reading

Serie A latest: Fluminense almost there

Fred likely to be a Championship winner with Flu again (Fotocamera)

Good morning sports fans! Its been a little while so just a quick post with an update from the Serie A and other Brazilian football news. There are now just four rounds of the Championship left and it is now a question of when, not if, Fluminense will be crowned Champions.

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