Monthly Archives: June 2019
In 1950, the world championship, the fourth in a row, and the first, held after World War II, hosted Brazil. Millions of hot Brazilian fans remembered, of course, that in the I and II championships the winners were the hosts of the tournaments. They also remembered that at the last pre-war championship in 1938, in distant Europe, the Brazilian national team reached the semifinals, where they lost, as every Brazilian firmly knew, only because the coach did not install Leonidas. Continue reading
With the light hand of Pele, who forty years ago, with the help of journalists, set forth the story of his ascent to the peak of fame, the new stars rush to perpetuate themselves on the book publishing field long before the end of their football career. In these footsteps, Rivaldo Vitor Borba Ferreira, better known by his first name, went on to Barcelona and Brazil’s national team, the best footballer of the world in 1999, the Golden Ball and many other individual prizes, which are especially valued in his sport, where victories are achieved through collective efforts. Continue reading
Far from all top-class attackers manage to show high performance both in the club and in the national team,
but Gabriel Batistuta, who was shining in the 90s of the last century, successfully performed on both fronts.
In the nine years he spent at Fiorentina, Batigol became the top scorer in the history of this club,
and soon set a similar record as part of albiselesta, Continue reading