BOTAFOGO WANTED WILLIAN BEFORE CORINTHIANS MOVE

September 26th, 2021

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Just when it looked like former Arsenal star Willian was short of options when he was looking for a move away from the Emirates Stadium, it has been revealed that the reverse was actually the case. The Brazilian star was told that he was no longer needed at Arsenal by manager Mikel Arteta and that had to start looking for another club here he will be continuing his career. The former Chelsea star was one of the highest earners at Arsenal and there was no way the Gunners could keep affording to pay his huge salary despite him not turning up for them and putting in strong performances every turn he was on the pitch representing the club.

After it first broke out that he would be leaving Arsenal in the summer, a number of clubs started to approach him over a possible move. It was repeated that Greek League outfit Olympiakos were interested in acquiring his services as they looked to snap up him and his former teammate David Luiz but the move did not materialize and then he began to attract some attention from some clubs in the Brazilian Serie A. Read the rest of this entry »

BOTAFOGO WINLESS AWAY RUN CONTINUES

July 16th, 2021

Botafogo have been largely poor away from home since the new Brazilian SerieB season started and that poor run continued when they faced CRB on Tuesday night. In what was a tenth round clash in the Brazilian Serie B this season, hosts CRB came from behind to beat Botafogo 2-1 at the Estadio Rei Pele in Maceio.

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CRB goalkeeper Diogo Silva was impressive in the opening minutes of the encounter with Botafogo who are in the Brazilian Serie B after suffering relegation from the top division at the end of last season. Botafogo dominated the opening exchanges but could not score an early goal thanks to the heroics of the aforementioned Silva.
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COSTA DECLINED BOTAFOGO BEFORE JOINING GREMIO

June 15th, 2021

Former Juventus winger Douglas Costa who recently completed a switch back to Brazil to join the country’s Serie A club Gremio has revealed that Botafogo were also interested in signing him but he was solely focused on joining his former club. The winger was deemed surplus to requirements at Juventus by Andrea Pirlo and was not allowed another chance to prove himself with the Old Lady.

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The Brazilian winger was sent out on loan to German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich as the Italian club tried to offer him a shot at proving himself elsewhere in a bid to help him rediscover his form so he could fight for his place in the team. However, he was not able to find his form at the Allianz Arena and was eventually sent back to Juventus where he was told that he was no longer needed.
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EVERTON LINKED WITH BOTAFOGO MIDFIELDER

May 5th, 2021

Premier League club Everton have started sorting out a list of transfer targets they are willing to go all out for and sign this summer as manager Carlo Ancelotti wants to continue his rebuild at Goodison Park. They have spread out their search for suitable transfer options beyond England and have identified a star talent in faraway Brazil.

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The Merseyside outfit have spotted a midfield talent in Brazilian Serie A club Botafogo, in the person of Marco Antonio. The midfielder has been a superb player for his side this season and has gained a lot of ratings and praise for his efforts in the Brazilian league this current campaign.
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Former AC Milan Star Apologises For Poor Botafogo Spell

February 6th, 2021

Former Japan and AC Milan midfielder Keisuke Honda has tendered a heartfelt apology to the fans of the Brazilian club as a result of his failure to live up to the hype before sealing his move to the club last February.


Honda was given a hero’s welcome as he arrived in Brazil to complete the transfer with fans of Botafogo Football Club storming outside the club’s facility to witness the unveiling of their star recruit. However, things did not go quite according to plan as several factors surfaced and daunted his progress in the Brazilian Serie A.
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BOTAFOGO SUFFER ANOTHER LEAGUE DEFEAT

December 12th, 2020

 

Brazilian club Botafogo have suffered another league defeat after they were beaten in their trip to face Atletico Mineiro. Ahead of the game with Atletico Mineiro, Botafogo had lost their last three games in the Brazilian Serie A and they made it four successive defeats with the 2-1 loss to their opponents. Jefferson Savarino gave Atletico Mineiro the lead in the 17th minute and they were able to maintain that advantage until the end of the first half of the league game played at the Estadio Minerao in Belo Horizonte.


Brazilian striker Eduardo Sasha took just five second half minutes before doubling the tally for Atletico Mineiro.Botafogo defender Marcelo da ConceicaoBenevenutohalved the deficit for the visitors but the equalizer was elusive for him and his teammates until the end of the game. With the result, Atletico Mineiro made it three wins from the last five matches, while their guests Botafogo are without a win in their last four outings.
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Botafogo Hold Corinthians

October 9th, 2020

 

Brazilian club Botafogo and Corinthians played out a 2 goal a piece draw in the Brazil Serie a league encounter this weekend.


Like all sporting activities nowadays, this match too was held in front of an empty stadium. Playing at a fast and hectic pace, Corinthians opened the scoring in the tense encounter with Conserva Lemos Fagner finding the back of the net via a penalty kick. The referee penalized Botafogo following a foul on Fagner at top of the box in the 12th minute of the match. Marcelo Benevenutu was the culprit for the visitors.
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Ex-Chelsea Player Obi Mikel Interested in Botafogo

April 23rd, 2020

John Obi Mikel, the former star footballer from Chelsea has weighed up interest towards Botafogo; the Brazilian side for Serie A football as he is still in search of a new club after his contract with Trabzonspor, the league side from Turkey, was terminated. In recent times, he is in talks with Botafogo but has not been confirmed and no information has been reported about his move. There are higher chances of him moving to the club from Rio de Janeiro. He has not been with any club since the termination from the Turkish side last month.

It is though the winner for Africa Cup of Nations 2013 confirmed that a line of communication has been made with the Serie A football club but has also expressed doubts about playing in Brazil. Botafogo has shifted their attention towards Obi Mikel after they missed out on another legend from Africa, Yaya Toure, the well-known midfielder from Manchester City. When asked about his move to Botafogo, he said that there have been a lot of talks and discussions with the club. He has expressed his interest and they have also told him about their expectations. Negotiations have also been going on between him and the club Botafogo. Time will tell what finally comes as the decision from John Obi Mikel.
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ZLATAN SCORES ON RETURN TO MILAN

February 12th, 2020

Unlike Ronaldinho’s decision to move to Botafogo when he left AC Milan with the hopes of at least retiring in his homeland of Brazil, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has decided to tour the world and back at the age of 35.


The former Sweden international is making his first appearance after joining the former Italian giants and thanks to his prima donna effect, Milan defeated Cagliari 2-0 with Ibrahimovic netting the second goal with his weaker left foot thanks to an assist from Theo Hernandes.
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