Tag: flamengo

The Reef and The Regatta: the controversy of Brazil’s 1987 championship

For connoisseurs of organisation catastrophes, the 1987 Brazilian Championship was a particularly fine vintage. Stories of administrative meltdown and infighting among Brazil’s various clubs and football federations are ten-a-penny, but that year the…

Mário Zagallo: Brazil’s habitual World Cup winner

Every footballer dreams of lifting the World Cup. Some achieve this goal, and others sit in the rarefied air of winning it on multiple occasions. Mário Zagallo is in a league of his…

Adriano: football’s monumental ‘what if’ tale

This feature is part of The Fleeting Fraternity A SINGLE SNAPSHOT of a player often reveals much more than the football they play. The way they carry themselves off the ball, how they…

A Tale of One City: Rio de Janeiro

This feature is part of A Tale of One City “When did Fla-Flu begin? I dare to say: Fla-Flu has no beginning. Fla-Flu has no end. Fla-Flu came into existence 40 minutes before…