One of Brazil’s most consistent but unsung youth stars, Romulo, has signed for Spartak Moscow from Vasco Da Gama for €8m, as the Rio based club looked to push through a transfer quickly to raise funds. One of the stars of the Brazilian Olympic team, Romulo is one of a central pair used by Brazil to sure up the centre of the park, allowing the more flamboyant, higher profile players to strut their stuff in the attacking third. Whilst the likes of Neymar, Oscar, Lucas Moura, and Leandro Damiao might bring more in terms of transfer fees, and attract more interest from European clubs, the real value is in the unsung heroes. His partner in Read more..
Brazil is the birthplace of the beautiful game, or as they call it – o jogo bonito. Since Charles Miller arrived in the Sao Paulo port Santos with a couple of footballs and a set of rules, the Brazilians have been going about the game of football in their own way, and in their own time. Eradicating the staidness of the British game they were presented with; they created a style of football which incorporated parts of their carnival culture, their religious beliefs, and a sense of individual flair which has made the Brazillian national team a worldwide attraction. Then the Tika-Takas at Barcelona and Spain came along claimed the beautiful game as their own. Read more..