(Craque – An infamous Brazilian term for “amazing talent” e.g. Neymar. Not Drugs related. Drugs are bad for you!)
So I was thinking the other day, I just cannot stick to a story. My train of thought therefore was to choose an area in which there isn’t a story and one that will hopefully reap a new breed of interest. Every big writer has their thing, k1rups is the king of France, you got the LLM himself in Justice and we’ve seen the likes of Blue make Sporting one of his trademarks and so forth. I like all these writers have aspirations, and one I’m desperate to find the story that can be my thing, my trademark that will live long in the memory of you guys and inspire a new bunch of readers if God forbids.
I think I may have found “it” and I’ll be heading to BRAZIL!!!! The land that brought beautiful football to the souls' of so many fans and top footballers today. Longevity is what I am after here so I will be a reasonably good side. There are many top teams in Brazil and the league is so balanced that it’s hard to distinguish a top gun but I’ve categorised Santos, Atletico Mineiro, Sao Paulo and Corinthians as the big boys. I’ve gone for the outsiders...
The club from Rio Grande do Sul were founded in 1903 and has more notably won the Intercontinental Cup, two Copa Libertadores de América, two national championships and four national cups. The “Imortal Tricolor” play their football in the Serie A (Brazil).
Ex-Leverkusen, Bayern Munich, Hamburg… well… a Brazilian Bundesliga Godfather. As experienced as they come.
Gremio’s very own wizkid is this man right here. Defensive midfielder with a lot of promise at 19 years of age.
The one time Wigan Athletic flop is a bit more popular across the pond thankfully.
Need I say more?
Luiz Felipe Scolari (AKA Felipao)
Copa de Libertadores winner (South America’s Champions’ League) and Brazilian League winner in 1995 and 1996.
The former Brazilian international scored 67 goals in 73 games before going on to become a goal machine in Europe.
Our response to Neymar, at least hairstyle wise