Category Archives: Santos

2012 Brazilian League Team of the Year: Fluminense and Atlético Mineiro domination

Fluminense’s Fred is the best player of the year

Guys, unfortunately I don’t live off this blog. If you ever read my bio on this site, you’re aware I’m currently an Economics student, so I don’t have much spare time to dedicate here. Also, as I’m writing on WordPress, I don’t have AdSense or any other form of profiting off traffic, so my absences are (unfortunately) often. Hopefully I’ll manage one day to squeeze some time from my schedule to write a piece or two per day.

Still, relevant news? CBF’s Team of the Year was announced, and after the jump you’ll find the names.

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The debacle is (finally) over! Ganso is officially a São Paulo player

He seems happy. Let’s see for how long

Phew. His flight was supposed to be short, but it was longer than we expected. At least, the soap opera has reached its final chapter: Ganso has finally joined São Paulo.

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The most recent Ganso debacle

Ganso wants to move. Again.

Some people who follow the Brazilian Championship closely and don’t live in Brazil might be aware of that. I don’t know (yet) the profile of most readers in this blog, but I’ll assume that you haven’t heard anything about the latest Ganso soap opera.

To put it short, Ganso wants to move on. Problem is, he wants to go to a Brazilian club. Worst of all, his favored club to do such thing is a regional Santos rival: São Paulo.

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Robinho has Santos in his mind

Photoshop does no good

Homesickness must be one of the most common problems with Brazilian players. Ok, it’s usually overlooked by the wages they earn in the European – and increasingly in Middle East and China as well – market, but it’s fascinating how news come up every now and then about players looking to get back to Brazil for numerous reasons.

The last player who did that is Robinho, who’s been playing for the struggling Italian giant Milan.

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Ganso’s debacle is far from done

Dr. Ganso

After failure to negotiate an appropriate contract that would meet both Santos and Ganso requirements, we have conflicting reports over the player future at Peixe. While one side says he doesn’t want to play for Santos anymore, the other one says they heard from Ganso that he’s willing to stay. Continue reading

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Robinho on Atlético-MG list

“What am I good at? Y’know… step-overs and stuff”

Atlético-MG has been under a very good phase. They are standing at 1st place in the Brazilian League after 8 rounds, managed to make Ronaldinho Gaúcho serviceable for them, and they’ve been stable on and off the pitch; something that I sincerely haven’t seen in my life since I follow football. Well, now it seems they’re aiming higher grounds too, as according to Italian site Sky Sport 24, Galo wants to get Robinho from AC Milan. Continue reading

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Santos’ coach confirms Malouda interest

Malouda close to Santos

Earlier this morning, a story broke out about Malouda looking for an apartment at Santos, São Paulo. The city is also home of football club Santos, where Pelé, Robinho and Neymar emerged. It was also reported that Malouda met with Santos president Luis Álvaro de Oliveira Ribeiro, or LAOR to keep it short. He said in an interview that he wouldn’t be able to speak about Santos’ movements in the transfer market, as he didn’t want to bring competition. Continue reading

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