PREVIEW: BOTAFOGO VS SAO PAULO – PREDICTION AND TEAM NEWS

June 30th, 2022

Current title contenders Sao Paulo have a chance to capture their first road victory of this Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A campaign when they head to Estadio Olimpico Nilton Santos to face relegation-threatened Botafogo on Thursday. Fogo are winless in their previous five domestic encounters, while Tricolor Paulista have points in nine straight league contests and are sitting in third.


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At the moment, times are tough for the newly-promoted club from Rio, who have dropped four consecutive matches, sliding down into the final relegation position with 12 points. Losing to the likes of Palmeiras can be understood, given their talent and top-flight experience, but Botafogo have failed to earn any points versus teams near them in the table, as three of their last four defeats have come against sides who were with them in Serie B a season ago (Coritiba, Goias and Avai). Read the rest of this entry »

BOTAFOGO WIN THREE SUCCESSIVE GAMES

June 3rd, 2022

Botafogo have now won their last three games in all competitions after coming from behind to beat Fortaleza 3-1 at home in the Brazilian Serie A. Botafogo came into the game on the back of the 6-0 aggregate thumping ofCeilandia in the third round of the Brazilian Cup. Botafogobeat the Serie D side 3-0 away from home in the first leg before they repeated the win at home in the second leg last week Friday.


The current three-match winning run for Botafogo started on the back of the 1-1 home draw with Juventude in the league. It began with the 1-0 league win at Flamengoin what was their penultimate league match till date.Botafogo made it two wins in a row in all competitions with the 3-0 home win over Ceilandia in their Brazilian Cup third round second leg clash. Read the rest of this entry »

BOTAFOGO TRIED TO SIGN COSTA BEFORE MLS MOVE

February 28th, 2022

With Douglas Costa sealing his move to United States Major League Soccer side Los Angeles Galaxy in the January winter transfer window, it has been revealed that he was wanted by a number of other clubs but he eve tuslly decided to leave Europe and move to the United States. Before joining LA Galaxy, Costa left Juventus and joined a Brazilian club on loan where he spent last season. The idea was for him to get more game time away from the Italian Serie A giants as he was finding it hard to do so in Turin. The major reason for that was so he could get more minutes under his belt so getting a new club for him would be easier.

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German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund were said to have inquired a out his availability but he decided against moving to the Signal Iduna Park havubg already played for their direct rivals, Bayern Munich a couple of years ago. Russian side Zenit St Petersburg were also mentioned as one of the clubs that wanted to sign him, while he also received offers from Lyon, Lille, as well as Wolfsburg. Although he did not reveal his reasons, during his unveiling as a Los Angeles Galaxy player, he stated that he did not want to remain in Europe and wanted to join a foreign club in a foreign country.
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BOTAFOGO LINKED WITH MOVE FOR MARCELO

December 22nd, 2021

Real Madrid skipper Marcelo has been linked with a return to his native Brazil ahead of the January transfer window. It has been reported that Brazilian club Botafogo are keen on signing Marcelo who became the Real Madrid captain when the Spanish club decided not to extend the contract of former captain Sergio Ramos. Spanish international Ramos ended his long career at Real Madrid spanning 17 years to sign for French giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG) as a free agent.

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The interest of Botafogo in Marcelo was revealed by Brazilian media portal Torcedores as it was disclosed that they are leading the race to sign the Brazilian left-back. Botafogo are said to be eyeing a free transfer move for the player at the end of the 2021/22 season.
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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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