Category Archives: Flamengo

Riquelme says “no” to Flamengo, exposes team weaknesses

Zinho in Flamengo’s press conference

We’ve been following Flamengo’s transfer saga in this international transfer window since the month began. Unfortunately for them, it hasn’t been much of a success as they saw Wolfsburg saying “no” to their loan bid to get attacking midfielder Diego, and long-time idol and center-back Juan, previously on Italian side Roma, chose Internacional instead of his childhood club also putting the blame on Flamengo’s board to his decision. And their (sad) story doesn’t end there. Continue reading

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Troubled Flamengo in transfer market

Zinho admits Flamengo might leave empty-handed

Flamengo entered this transfer window in much need of an attacking midfielder to organize their team, a centreback who could show confidence and be relied to not feature constantly in injury treatment, and depth for their attack, as well as some backups for their starter fullbacks. But so far, Flamengo only got Victor Cáceres: a defensive midfielder from Libertad, who plays in a position that Flamengo doesn’t need much reinforcement. And as the transfer window gets close to its end, Flamengo football director Zinho admits that the team might leave this transfer window without any other signings. Continue reading

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Romanian club wants Flamengo youngster

Diego Maurício bound to CFR Cluj loan

An old news this week starts to develop about Flamengo’s youngster Diego Maurício. Reports say that “Drogbinha”, due to the player’s visual resemblance with Chelsea idol and now Shenshua Shanghai player Didier Drogba, is close to move on loan to Romanian club CFR Cluj. Continue reading

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Bad day for Flamengo

They should train darts with Balotelli

Flamengo might have managed something never seen in the history of football. Their fans can already brag how stupid their board will look like in the following months after they have their Diego loan bid rejected by Wolfsburg, and also missed Roma’s Juan due to a board member resistance in paying the player high wages. Continue reading

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Roma’s Juan close to Flamengo

Old Flamengo dream player close to the team

As Diego transfer episodes moves on, current Roma centerback and Flamengo’s 1990’s idol Juan is getting closer to a move to the Brazilian side. Continue reading

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Adriano getting back on training

Adriano starts training following injury

This Wednesday morning, 30 years old striker and “ronin” Adriano started to train with a ball following an injury that took him out of Corinthians and the fields as well since April this year.

Flamengo hopes that Adriano can find his 2009 form, when he led the team to a Brazilian League title with help of now retired Serbian player Devan Petkovic. Problem is Adriano has been involved with off-field issues since he returned to Brazil to play with Corinthians, where he missed more than 40 training sessions, including ones to treat his injury. Some consider him a retired player who hasn’t left his career yet; might be true, but only time will tell if Flamengo’s (low) investment will get any return for them aside shirt selling.

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Riquelme is trouble, says former Cruzeiro star

No one recommends Riquelme, but everyone wants him

Seems like Flamengo isn’t the only Brazilian team interested in Riquelme services, as Cruzeiro’s presidente Gilvan Tavares went on to say the team would be after him, too. But this whole story is not so cut and dry. Continue reading

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