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Question about Professional Soccer in Brasil

Discussion in 'Football' started by blackflash, 14 November 2005.

  1. blackflash

    blackflash Non-League

    21 June 2005
    Wassup everyone,

    I got a quick question about professional soccer in Brasil. I was wondering are there any other foreigners from outside of South America playing professional soccer in Brasil? I was thinking about this yesterday and I was wondering that other than other players of South American descent if there are foreigners from other countries playing professional soccer in Brasil?

    If someone who follows Brasillero futebol can answer this question I would really appreciate it. Peace.
  2. Milanista

    Milanista Mangiamoli! Staff

    19 December 2002
    London & Milan
    AC Milan
    A year ago a Chinese player played for Boca Juniors, but then thats Argentina.
  3. blackflash

    blackflash Non-League

    21 June 2005
    At least it's cool to see that foreigners who want to challenge themselves in Argentina can go there, now I wonder if the same thing is possible in Brasil? It would be cool if it was because I love South American style futebol and if there were foreigners who wanted to challenge themselves in a country like Brasil that option would be available if they were good enough.
  4. rockykabir

    rockykabir hello

    30 March 2003
    London -> New York -> San Francisco
    Liverpool FC
    Mate, the sad fact is the Brazillian teams won't ever be able to compete with the European teams in terms of wages. But in saying that, I've read of a story a few months ago about a couple of London lads who were sponsored to go live in Brazil to play football.
  5. blackflash

    blackflash Non-League

    21 June 2005
    Well wages is completely understandable there is no way that the infrastructure in Brasil will allow for Brasillero clubs to be able to compete with European clubs in terms of wages but it appears that if foreigners want to play professional futebol in Brasil although it will mean significantly less wages that option is open.
  6. Glavisted

    Glavisted Premiership

    20 July 2005
    Lima, PerĂº
    Isn't chinese, japanese if is Naohiro Takahara.

    I think isn't any similar player in the Brasileirao now, I think the last was the serbian Petkovic, of Fluminense.
  7. blackflash

    blackflash Non-League

    21 June 2005
    Well at least the option is available if a foreigner was good enough to play in Brasil he could play there although there may be some opposition by other Brasillians seeing a foreigner taking a Brasillian position on a club team but if a foreigner is good enough it's cool they could have an opporutnity to play in Brasil because of the amazing syle of futebol they play there.
  8. scratch-br

    scratch-br Mr. Scratcher

    14 December 2004
    Some years ago, Flamengo had a polish midfielder, but i don't remember his name.

    2nd division club, of my town, Avai FC, had a Cameroon DMF this year, called Steve.

    And Dejan Petkovic plays for fluminense.
  9. gomito#10

    gomito#10 World Cup Winner

    9 May 2003
    DC, USA
    you sure about that mate? Tevez? wasnt he a 15 million dollar transfer to corithians...
    Carlos Alberto? Junhino? Brazil might not be able to compete with England, and Italy and Spain, but def with europe as a whole..
  10. mynameisjohn

    mynameisjohn Guest

    The best player in Brazil right now is a guy called Petkovic , he is eastern european:applause:
    Last edited by a moderator: 15 November 2005
  11. Glavisted

    Glavisted Premiership

    20 July 2005
    Lima, PerĂº
    Mariusz Piekarski.
  12. brunnoce

    brunnoce It's a Grand Old Team

    29 July 2003
    Belo Horizonte, Brazil
    there are quite "many" foringers playing here, form the top of my head:
    i will grade the from 1 to 10(thats only my opinion)
    Petkovic (Serbia Montenegro) - 0MF - Fluminense - 8.0
    Maldonado (Chile) - DMF - Cruzeiro - 7.2
    Renteria (Colombia) - CF - Internacional - 6.8
    Tevez (Argetnina) - ST - Corinthians - 8.4
    Gioino (Argentina) - CF - Palmeiras - 6.3
    Frontini (Argentina) - CF - Santos - 5.7
    Ramirez (Paraguay) - CF - Flamengo - 6.8 (hasnt played much yet)
    Lugano (Uruguay) - CB - Sao Paulo - 7.1
    Mascherano (Argentina) - DMF - Corinthians - no grade(didnt played enough)
    Seba Dominguez (Argentina) - CB - Corinthians - 7.0
    Caceres (Paraguay) - CB - Atletico MG - 6.4
    Pietro (Argentina) - CMF - Atletico MG - 4.9
    Gavilan (Paraguay) - DMF - Internacional - 6.3
    Gamarra (Paraguay) - CB - Palmieras - 7.3
    Munoz (Colombia) - ST - Palmeiras - 6.5* (hasnt played much due injures)
    Henao (Colombia) - GK - Santos - 5.4
    Marin (Colombia) - SB - Atletico PR - 5.6
    Ferreira (Colombia) - SMF - Atletico PR - 5.8

    and in the second division i know of some in Gremio:
    Escalona (Chile) - SB - Gremio - 6.0
    Bausejour (Chile) - OMF - Gremio - 5.7
    Lipatin (Uruguay) - CF - Gremio - 5.8

    i am possibly forgeting someone, but not many i guess.
    hope this helps
    Last edited: 17 November 2005
  13. blackflash

    blackflash Non-League

    21 June 2005

    Yeah it does man, thanks.

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