Botafogo’s Uruguayan striker Sebastián ‘El Loco’ Abreu featured in a commercial from Canarias, a mat brand.
Rumors are growing in the Italian press that Milan’s midfielder Clarence Seedorf will join Botafogo once his current contract expires.
The Dutch player is married to a Brazilian woman, speaks Portuguese and owns an apartment in Rio de Janeiro.
Botafogo’s coach Oswaldo de Oliveira has also confirmed they are interested in signing Seedorf.
Botafogo beat Treze 3-2 on penalties thanks in part to the poor penalty taken by Léo Rocha, who tried a panenka.
Botafogo will meet Guarani in the second round of Copa do Brasil.
Botafogo’s Under 23 team campaign in India’s IFA Shield is over they were beaten after extra time by Prayag United SC 0-1 in the tournament semifinals.
The game took place at the Salt Lake Stadium, the winning goal was scored by Keyne Vincent.
Botafogo’s Under 23 team have reached the semifinals of India’s IFA Shield following their 2-0 win against Southern Samity, goals from Rafinha and Bruno Medeiros.
The match was completely dominated by the Brazilian side, but they could only score in the second half. Bruno Medeiros was named the man of the match.
Jóbson was cheered by the fans as he played against Bangu his first game in 6 months after he had been suspended for doping (cocaine), he came as a substitute in the second half, making the assist for the goal scored by Brazil’s under 20 player Cidinho.
Bangu quickly equalized with former Botafogo player Almir, with a powerful long distance shot, but despite the bad result, Botafogo fans will be happy to see their idol back to the football pitches.
Botafogo’s Under 23 team debuted with a 1-0 win against Chirag United Kerala in the Indian IFA Shield, Botafogo’s only goal was scored by Willian on the 90+2 minute.
The Brazilian side dominated most of the game and was benefited by the fact a Chirag United Kerala player was sent off. Botafogo will meet Southern Samity next Monday.
Botafogo have been invited to participate in India’s traditional IFA Shield tournament, the Brazilian side will be represented by their Under 23 team. If they will, they will join the likes of Peñarol and Bayern II as foreign winners of the IFA Shield.
Botafogo debut on March 9th against Chirag United Kerala, the final will be played on March 16th.
1. Milton Raphael
3. Alex Lopes
5. Vinicius Colombiano
8. Bruno Tiago
9. Bruno Medeiros
11. João Marcos
These are the groups:
Group A: East Bengal, Shillong Lajong FC, Bhowanipur Club.
Group B: Botafogo, United Kerala, Southern Samity.
Group C: Pune FC, Pailan Arrows, Ar-Hima.
Group D: Prayag United FC, Mumbai FC, Aryan Club
The trailer of film “Heleno”, about Botafogo’s and Brazil’s national team temperamental star of the 1940s Heleno de Freitas has been released.
Heleno de Freitas’ role is played by Rodrigo Santoro, famous actress Alinne Moraes also stars in the film.
Botafogo’s star of the 1940s Heleno de Freitas will have his life depicted on a film called “Heleno – O Príncipe Maldito”, Heleno de Freitas’ role will be played by famous actor Rodrigo Santoro. Actress Alinne Moraes will also star the film, which will be released on March 16th, 2012.
Heleno de Freitas played most of his career at Botafogo, becoming one of the club’s best players ever, but he is more famous for his bohemian and controversial life as well as his poor temperament.
He died in 1959, following complications caused by syphilis.