Brazil all-time draft - selection thread.

Discussion in 'Brazil' started by Ombak, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. tpmazembe

    tpmazembe Member

    Jun 13, 2002
    The Midfield (S.Fla)
    Name: José Reinaldo de Lima
    Center Forward

    1973-1985: Atlético-MG
    1985: Palmeiras-SP
    1986: Rio Negro-AM
    1986: Cruzeiro-MG
    1987: Hacken de Göteborg - Sweden
    1988: Telstar - Netherlands

    Mineiro Champion : 76, 78, 79, 80, 81
    Vice-Brasileiro : 77, 81
    Brazilian Bola de Prata (Placar): 1977, 1983

    [Following bio translated from ]

    José Reinaldo de Lima was not just the greatest goalscorer in Atletico Mineiro history – the club which he defended for 14 years – but one of the greatest center forwards in Brasilian football history. “Rei Reinaldo” was small framed, but blessed with extra-ordinary ability, with the rare talent of seeking the game and accelerating with ball under control. He could play and one-twos (tabelas) and had the vision to set up plays. He was able to score 386 goals in his career, in spite of the frequent injuries he suffered.

    His great talent was obfuscated by the recklessness and violence of his adversaries and the numerous unsuccessful surgical surgeries he endured from early on in his career. “The initial problem with my knee occurred when I stepped into a divot on the pitch. My foot got caught and caused severe torsion. It all started then,” said the player, referring to a game against Ceara in 1974 when he was 17 years old. . Still a youth player, he was victim of a horrific tackle which resulted in the meniscus being removed from both knees.

    Despite the severity of the injury which occurred prior to Reinaldo turning pro, he won 5 Campeonatos Mineiros (76, 78, 79, 80, 81) and was twice runner-up in the Brasileiro (77, 81).

    In 1977, with both knees seriously hurt, he scored 28 goals in the Brasileiro – a record that stood for 20 years.

    In 1985, after a series of knee operation, the CF was transferred to Palmeiras, where he stayed for less than 3 months. He no longer was in conditions to play at the level of football that consecrated his fame with Atletico. Later he played with Cruzeiro, and his career prematurely ended playing for a second division team in Holland (Telstar) in 1987 at 30 years of age.


    Reinaldo’s athletic life was full of drama. After extracting both meniscuses while still in the youth squads, he was still the target of impetuous defenders due to his abilities and efficiency on the pitch. For this reason he endured numerous surgeries (abroad as well) that kept him from various important games.

    In 1978 he was selected by Claudio Coutinho for the Selecao to play in WC 1978. He was Brasil’s great promise for the tournament. Though he scored the first Brasilian goal that tournament, once again his knees kept him from showing his real abilities.

    “I played that WC without being fit,” he later confessed. Upon his return to Brasil he traveled directly to the USA for a relatively successful surgery.

    Reinaldo scored 11 goals in 31 games for the Selecao. With Atlético Mineiro, his tally is 255 goals, always with the number 9.

  2. ChaChaFut

    ChaChaFut Member

    Jun 30, 2005
    Round: 4
    Selection: 12
    (51st overall pick)


    Born: 12.01.1968, Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil
    Position: Midfielder
    Height: 1.80m (5'-11")

    A strong, punctual, assuring defensive midfielder, Mauro Silva was one of the best in his position in the world in the 1990s and one of the most important Brazilian players of the last 20 years. A great ball recoverer, also able to create, he would protect the ball like no other, making it almost impossible to take it away from him. His abilities have earned him great success both internationally and at the club level. He has become one of the best foreign players ever in Spain, while helping Deportivo of La Coruña become a club of a greater dimension and giving many days of glory to their fans. Mauro silva has enjoyed an illustrious career and the love of millions of Brazilian fans.

    He started playing for Serranegra. His childhood idol was Zico. The beginnings, however, were far from easy for Mauro. He was sidelined after an serious injury. After surgery, Guarani transferred him to Bragantino and after playing only 4 matches he suffered again from the same injury and had to be intervented again. His situation became so desperate that he even considered abandoning football in 1989.

    One of the reasons for him not to leave the game was Wanderlei Luxemburgo, then Bragantino coach, who had faith in his talent and gave him confidence for him to start his career again. First he won the 2nd division championship with Bragantino; then, the Campeonato Paulista in 1990.


    Mauro Silva arrived to El Depor in 1992, making his debut in a 2-0 win against Celta. Since then, he is been a key player and a symbol of a golden decade for the Spanish club. He is arguably the best player ever for Deportivo. He has won one Spanish league, two Copas del Rey[/] and 3 Supercups. Not long after his arrival, Mauro, along with players like his countryman Bebeto and Fran, brought Deportivo to the status of big club. They were strong contenders in the memorable 1993-94 league campaign, where they sadly lost the title in the last game of the season on Miroslav Djukic's infamous penalty miss. But victory would come in 2000, after a dominating season in which they finaly were crowned Spanish champions.


    His debut with the Brazilian national team occured on March 27, 1991, in a friendly match against Argentina in Buenos Aires (3-3). His call to the selecão produced general skepticism at first, but he slowly gained the respect of the fans and press. Three months prior to the 1991 Copa America, coach Falcao was substituted with Carlos Alberto Parreira, and Mauro Silva became one of the new coach's trusted men, and a key element for Brazil's midfield. The peak of his career came in the summer of 1994, when he helped Brazil lift the world cup for the first time in 24 years. His reliabilty and precision defending and marking opponents were one of the keys of Brazil's win.

    He played a total of 58 international matches for Brazil.



    Brazil NT record
    Matches played: 58 ()
    Goals scored: 0

    Year  #  GP GS  Min G A	
    1994   5  7  7  616 0 -[B]
    Total     7  7  616 0 -[/B]

    Season..Club................. Country..Apps / Goals
    1987-87 Guarani FC ................. BRA -- / -
    1988-88 Guarani FC ................. BRA -- / -
    1989-89 Guarani FC ................. BRA -- / -
    1990-90 CA Bragantino ............ BRA -- / -
    1991-91 CA Bragantino ............ BRA -- / -
    1992-93 Deportivo La Coruna .... ESP 37 / 0
    1993-94 Deportivo La Coruna .... ESP 35 / 1
    1994-95 Deportivo La Coruna .... ESP 06 / 0
    1995-96 Deportivo La Coruna .... ESP 22 / 0
    1996-97 Deportivo La Coruna .... ESP 32 / 0
    1997-98 Deportivo La Coruna .... ESP 31 / 0
    1998-99 Deportivo La Coruna .... ESP 36 / 0
    1999-00 Deportivo La Coruna .... ESP 33 / 0
    2000-01 Deportivo La Coruna .... ESP 31 / 0
    2001-02 Deportivo La Coruna .... ESP 27 / 0
    2002-03 Deportivo La Coruna .... ESP 32 / 0
    2003-04 Deportivo La Coruna .... ESP 27 / 0
    2004-05 Deportivo La Coruna .... ESP 20 / 0
    Total 18 seasons ........................ 369 / 1


    World Cup champion: 1994
    Copa America champion: 1997
    Campeonato paulista: 1990
    Spanish league champion: 1999-2000
    Copa del Rey champion: 1995, 2000, 2002
    Spanish Supercopa: 1995, 2000, 2002

    Individual awards
    "Brazilian Golden Ball" in 1991
  3. celito

    celito Member+

    Feb 28, 2005
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    My 4th Round Pick


    Dirceu Lopes

    (From Wikipedia) I will translate a better summary later.

    Dirceu Lopes: born September 3, 1946, in Pedro Leopoldo
    Position: Right-midfielder, attacking midfielder (meia-direita).

    Dirceu played a great combination with Tostao and was skilled with both legs, scoring and passing (long and short). They scored 472 goals together.

    He had 19 caps with the Brazilian national team (4 goals).


    * 1963 – 1976 : Cruzeiro
    * 1976 – 1977 : Fluminense
    * 1978 – 1979 : Uberlândia
    * 1980 – 1981 : Democrata-GV

    He was a favorite player of Cruzeiro, and played 594 matches for the club, scoring 224 goals.

    In 1971 he was designated as the best player in the Campeonato Brasileiro (Brazilian championship) by « Placar » magazine.


    * Taça Brasil (Brazilian Trophy) in 1966 with Cruzeiro
    * Campeonato Mineiro (Minas Gerais State championship) in 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1973, 1974 and 1975 with Cruzeiro
  4. celito

    celito Member+

    Feb 28, 2005
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Additional on Dirceu Lopes...

    Dirceu Lopes had his first game with Cruzeiro on December 1st 1963 against Atletico-MG. Slowly he became the owner of the number 10 shirt and along Tostao, formed one of the greatest partnerships in the game.

    Together they scored 472 goals, 224 being Dirceu’s, turning into the 2nd biggest goal scorer in the club’s history.

    Very short (1.63 m), skilled and goal scorer. Dirceu dribbled, made long passes, and also kicked with both legs. In the beginning of his career he imitated Garrincha, but over time his characteristics more closely resembled Pelé.

    The fans asked for Dirceu many times in the National team for World Cups. He was called by Joao Saldanha for the ’70 World Cup but Zagalo cut him right before the competition.

    According to Saldanha, Dirceu was going to be his secret weapon in ’70. He would not have a fixed position and would have a more important function then all the other stars. “Right when Saldanha took control, he told me I would be more important to the team than Pele. That caused a lot of controversy at the time”, recalls Dirceu
  5. celito

    celito Member+

    Feb 28, 2005
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    My 5th Round Pick


    Éder Assis Aleixo - O Canhão ("the cannon")
    Position: left-winger (ponta-esquerda)

    Eder started playing for Gremio where he was 2 time Gaucho Champion in 77 and 79. He transferred to Atletico-MG in 80 where he played his best game. Over there he played with Toninho Cerezo, Reinaldo, and other great players scoring many goals for Atletico winning 3 Mineiro Championships. Eder was known for his great technical ability and his cannon of a left foot. For Atletico he played 368 games and scored 122 goals.

    His great performances brought him to the National team. He became an absolute starter in 81 under Tele Santana displacing another great player in the position.

    He went to the Wold Cup in 82 and played with greats such as Zico, Socrates, Falcao and Junior. He didn’t disappoint and scored 2 goals and was a constant danger when playing combinations with Junior and Zico. He scored a beautiful goal against the Soviet Union in this particular World Cup and it's often regarded as one of the most astonishing goals scored in the World Cup. After his team mate, Falcao, let the ball go between his feet, Eder tampered the ball with his left foot before smashing the ball in the net with the same foot from a 25 meters range. Dasaev, the Soviet goalkeeper - then considered the best goalie in the world - didn't even move.

    Technically Eder is considered one of the best players in his position in Brazil.

    • 1975 - 1976: América Mineiro (Brazil)
    • 1977 - 1979: Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense (Brazil)
    • 1980 - 1985: Clube Atlético Mineiro (Brazil)
    • 1985 - 1985: Internacional Limeira (Brazil)
    • 1986 - 1986: Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras (Brazil)
    • 1987 - 1987: Santos Futebol Clube (Brazil)
    • 1987 - 1987: Sport Club do Recife (Brazil)
    • 1988 - 1988: Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas (Brazil)
    • 1988 - 1988: Clube Atlético Paranaense (Brazil)
    • 1988 - 1988: Cerro Porteño
    • 1989 - 1989: Fenerbahçe SK
    • 1989 - 1990: Clube Atlético Mineiro (Brazil)
    • 1991 - 1992: União São João (Brazil)
    • 1993 - 1993: Cruzeiro Esporte Clube (Brazil)
    • 1994 - 1995: Clube Atlético Mineiro (Brazil)
    • 1995 - 1995: União São João (Brazil)
    • 1996 - 1996: Conquest Baya (Brazil)
    • 1996 - 1996: Gama (Brazil)
    • 1997 - 1997: Monte Claros (Brazil)

    Eder received the « Brazilian Silver Ball» in 1983.

    National team
    He had 53 caps with the Brazilian National Team and scored 9 goals.

    • Champion Campeonato Gaúcho in 1977 and 1978 with Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense
    • Champion Campeonato Mineiro in 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983 and 1985 with Clube Atlético Mineiro
    • Winner Copa do Brasil in 1993 with Cruzeiro Esporte Clube
  6. ChaChaFut

    ChaChaFut Member

    Jun 30, 2005
    Round 5
    Selection: 2 (54th overall pick)
    Orlando Peçanha de Carvalho

    (profile to follow)
  7. tpmazembe

    tpmazembe Member

    Jun 13, 2002
    The Midfield (S.Fla)
    Ricardo Raymundo Gomes
    Birth The 13.12.1964,
    Central defender

    1982-1988: Fluminense-RJ
    1988-1991: Benfica Lisboa - Portugal
    1991-1995: Paris SG - France
    1995-1996: Benfica Lisboa - Portugal

    Rio de Janeiro State League: 1983, 1984, 1985
    Brazilian League: 1984
    PanAmericans Games: 1987
    Copa America: 1989
    Portuguese League: 1989, 1991
    Portuguese Supercup: 1990
    French League: 1994
    French Cup: 1995
    French League Cup: 1995
    French Champions Trophy: 1995
    European Cup-winners Cup: 1996
    Portuguese Cup: 1996
    Paris Tournament: 1987
    Kirin Cup: 1987

    CAPS 45 (4 goals)

    A complete CB, Ricardo Gomes found success in every country and every team he played in (a legend at both PSG and Benfica). Injured at the last minute when he was slated to be in the starting defensive pairing for WC 1994, his CV unfortunately does not include a WC medal.

    More detailed bio to be provided later.
  8. SoccerScout

    SoccerScout Member

    Jan 3, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Internacional Porto Alegre
    My 5th PICK:


    Central Defender

    The First Brazilian to Lift the World Cup Trophy

    Bellini and Mauro Galvao are my two defenders. What a duo they are.



    Nome completo: Hilderado Luís Bellini

    Posição: zagueiro

    Data de nascimento: 07/junho/1930

    Local: Itapira (SP)

    Altura e peso: 1,82m e 77 kg

    Clubes: Itapirense (48), Sanjoanense (49 a 51), Vasco da gama (51 a 62), São Paulo (63 a 68), Atlético-PR (68 a 70)

    Títulos: Campeonato Carioca de 52 (Vasco), Campeonato Carioca de 56 (Vasco), Copa Rocca de 57 (Brasil), Campeonato Carioca de 58 (Vasco), Taça Oswaldo Cruz de 58 (Brasil), Torneio Rio-São Paulo de 58 (Vasco), Copa do Mundo de 58 (Brasil), Taça Bernardo O'Higgins de 59 (Brasil), Copa Rocca de 60 (Brasil), Taça Atlântico de 60 (Brasil), Taça Oswaldo Cruz de 61 (Brasil), Copa do Mundo de 62 (Brasil) e Campeonato Paranaense de 70 (Atlético-PR)

    Bellini, o eterno Capitão

    Por Rafael Ribeiro, especial para a

    São poucas as pessoas no mundo que podem se orgulhar de ter criado algo, um produto, uma fórmula, um objeto e, até mesmo, um gesto. Assim como surgiu o cumprimentar de mãos, o abraço, o beijo no rosto, Hideraldo Luís Bellini pode se orgulhar de ter feito pela primeira vez um movimento que alegra dos mais jovens aos mais idosos, do mais rico para o mais pobre. Graças a ele, foi criado um dos gestos mais significativos do futebol e, até mesmo, dos outros esportes: o levantar da taça de campeão.

    Zagueiro de vigor físico superior à qualidade técnica, Bellini conta que o gesto que acabou imortalizado em uma estátua de tamanho real na entrada do Maracanã, o maior estádio do mundo, e passou a ser imitado por todos os capitães do mundo, nasceu por acaso. Na verdade, o eterno Capitão ficou preocupado com os fotógrafos, que queriam a todo custo registrar o primeiro título mundial brasileiro.

    "Não pensei em erguer a taça, na verdade não sabia o que fazer com ela quando a recebi do Rei Gustavo, da Suécia. Na cerimônia de entrega da Jules Rimet, a confusão era grande, havia muitos fotógrafos procurando uma melhor posição. Foi então que alguns deles, os mais baixinhos, começaram a gritar: "Bellini, levanta a taça, levanta Bellini!", já que não estavam conseguindo fotografar. Foi quando eu a ergui", conta Bellini, rindo ao se recordar do histórico momento.

    Bellini foi convocado após agradar o técnico Vicente Feola durante as Eliminatórias, em 1957. O zagueiro ganhou a tarja de capitão já na reta final de preparação para a Copa do Mundo, após ser elogiado publicamente pelo Marechal da Vitória, Paulo Machado de Carvalho. Durante o Mundial da Suécia, demonstrou muita seriedade e um estilo de jogo acima da média para os beques da época. O título e o gesto de levantar a taça Jules Rimet só coroam o excelente campeonato realizado.

    "Foi sensacional ir à Suécia em 58, ainda garoto. Ser convocado já era um prêmio. Ser titular e capitão da seleção então, nem era bom pensar. Foi uma caminhada árdua, mas a conquista do título foi qualquer coisa de fantástico. Com a taça em cima da cabeça, vi o mundo todo aos meus pés. Sabia que o Brasil todo estava conquistando pela primeira vez o mundial e que aquela taça que eu segurava, seria nossa pelo menos por quatro anos e que todos haveriam de nos respeitar", completou Bellini.

    Além de 58, Bellini ainda disputou as Copas de 62 e 66, ambas na reserva. No Chile, amargou a reserva de Mauro Ramos, em melhor fase no Santos e seu amigo pessoal dos tempos de Sãojoanense. Já na Inglaterra acabou prejudicado pela péssima organização feita pela CBD, que convocou 44 jogadores e divulgou a lista de cortes às vésperas do início do campeonato.

    Foram 57 jogos com a camisa verde-e-amarela, com 42 vitórias, 11 empates e apenas quatro derrotas. Bellini faturou, além do bicampeonato mundial, a Copa Roca, em 1957 e 1960, a Taça Oswaldo Cruz, em 1958, 1961 e 1962, a Taça Bernardo O'Higgins, em 1959, e a Taça do Atlântico, em 1960.
  9. Ombak

    Ombak Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 19, 1999
    Irvine, CA
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    r9magia selects (and in the process breaks sempre and leonidas's hearts):


    I just want to add that in my uncles opinion, Nelhinho is the best free-kick taker he has ever seen. And no my uncle isn't a Cruzeirense, he is a Palmeirense
    Name:Manoel Resende de Matos Cabral
    Born: July 26, 1950 in Rio de Janeiro
    1970: América-RJ
    1970-1971: Barreirense - Portugal
    1971: Anzoategui - Vénezuela
    1972: Bonsucesso-RJ
    1972: Remo-PA
    1973-1980: Cruzeiro-MG
    1980-1982: Grêmio-RS
    1982-1987: Atlético-MG
  10. Kaushik

    Kaushik Member

    Jun 6, 2004
    Round 5:

    Marcio Santos

    Profile to follow.
  11. Ombak

    Ombak Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 19, 1999
    Irvine, CA
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    sempre selects

    I mean:

  12. Ombak

    Ombak Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 19, 1999
    Irvine, CA
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    and bennismalls picks Lúcio:

  13. leonidas

    leonidas Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 25, 2005
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Antônio Lima dos Santos
    DOB: January 18, 1942, in São Sebastião do Paraíso (MG)
    Position: Midfielder


    Every team needs their utility player. Lima was just that type of player for Santos. In Portuguese, his position was known as Curinga, or Joker. In English, I guess a more proper term would be a utility player. Lima's natural position was a defensive midfielder, however, it was not uncommon for him to play multiple positions in one game depending on the team's formation. He would often play at both wings on defense, as well as a ponta direita, or right attacking midfielder. He was a part of the greatest Brazilian team ever, the Santos dynasty of the 60s. While on the team, he won 7 Paulistaos, 2 libertadores, and 2 world club championships. For the national team, he was an absolute starter for the 66 team, but unfortunately, that team's chances died away with Pele's injury. Lima was the first player of his kind in Brazil, and to this day, there really hasnt been such a versatile player like him.

    1959-1960: Juventus-RS
    1961-1973: Santos FC-SP
    1974: Fluminense-RJ
    1975-1976: Portuguesa-SP

    Campeonato Paulista: 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1973
    Copa Brasil: 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965
    Copa Libertadores: 1962, 1963
    Mundial dos Clubes FIFA: 1962, 1963
    Torneio Rio - São Paulo: 1963, 1964, 1966
    Recopa: 1968
  14. argentine soccer fan

    Staff Member

    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    With my 5th pick, it is my great pleasure to select...


    Of all the Brazilian players who made their mark in Argentine football, none is remembered more fondly than the great centerforward Paulo Valentim, idol of Boca Juniors.

    Valentim was a prolific goalscorer who’d already made his mark at Botafogo. When he first arrived in Buenos Aires, Boca Juniors president Alberto J. Armando gave him one piece of advice, in order to help him win over the notoriously demanding Boca Juniors fans:

    ‘You need to score goals against River. Don’t worry about anything else.’

    Valentim took the advice to heart, and between 1960 and 1964 he scored 10 goals against Boca’s archrivals. Eight of those goals came against River’s legendary goalkeeper Amadeo Carrizo.

    Those 10 goals make Valentim the top scorer for Boca Juniors in the history of the Superclasicos, and, as Armando had predicted, the fans loved him for it. Whenever Valentim played, the crowd would be constantly cheering for the Brazilian throughout the match, with a chant that has now become part of Boca’s lore: “Tim, Tim, Tim…Gol de Valentim!’

    But Valentim didn’t limit himself to scoring against River. During his five years at Boca Juniors he played a total of 109 matches and he scored 67 goals, as he helped the club win titles in 1962 and 1964. He was Boca’s leading scorer in four of the five years with the club, most notably in 1961, when he scored 24 goals, and in 1962, when he scored 19.

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    His success in Argentina must not have been a surprise to the fans of Botafogo. Valentim had played 206 matches for Botafogo, and had scored 135 goals for them. In 1957, Valentim helped Botafogo obtain the Carioca title, which had eluded them since 1948. During the decisive match against Fluminense, Valentim scored five goals, as Botafogo won 6-2. The legendary Garrincha scored the other goal.

    Valentim played for Brazil’s national team at the South American championships of 1959, forming a great attack, alongside Garrincha, Didi, Pele and
    XXXX. Overall, he played only five matches for Brazil, in which he scored five goals, for an average of one goal per match.

    Valentim’s coach at Botafogo, Joao Saldanha, once described him as follows: ‘Valentim is a tank, but a tank with intelligence. Not only he runs over the defenders, but he knows how to position himself, how to play with malice, and he never moves too far from the penalty area, as he knows there will always be another rebound coming.’

    Valentim was above all a great finisher, a centerforward with a deadly shot and great power. As Boca’s Antonio Rattin once said, ‘We just needed to get the ball near the penalty area, and Valentim would resolve it for us.’

    Valentim not only helped Boca Juniors by scoring goals, but he even managed to help the club supernaturally, as the following anecdote shows:

    In 1962, Boca Juniors and River Plate went into the Superclasico, the next to last game of the season, with the Argentine title on the line. River was ahead by one point, so Boca needed a win in order to move ahead of their rivals. Early in the match, Valentim dribbled past Amadeo Carrizo, and as he was about to score, the veteran goalkeeper grabbed him. It was Valentim himself who took the penalty, and he converted for a 1-0 lead. The match remained that way until three minutes from time, when a penalty was given to River Plate. With the title on the line, XXXX, (also a Brazilian), proceeded to take the penalty.

    According to Boca’s defender Silvio Marzolini, as all players were nervously awaiting the kick, Valentim chose that moment to make a vow to heaven. He promised that if his fellow Brazilian missed the penalty, Valentim would not only walk in a peregrination from his home to a famous Buenos Aires church, but he would also give the sum of 10,000 pesos (a considerable amount at the time) to the first beggar to cross his path.

    In one of the most memorable, and controversial, plays in Argentine football history, goalkeeper Antonio Roma stopped the penalty, and Boca went on to win the title. To this day fans of River claim that Roma illegally moved up a step, to which Boca fans respond that the penalty shouldn’t have been called in the first place.

    The next morning, Valentim set out to fulful his promise. On the way to the church, fans of Boca Juniors were walking with him, mobbing him, as everybody wanted to hug him and celebrate with their hero. But Valentim was looking for something else. As he got near the church, an old lady walked up to him and begged for a coin. Valentim put his hands in his pocket and took out the 10,000 peson and handed them to her. The old lady took the money and ran away.

    Sadly, like many other great craques, Valentim struggled with alcohol addiction. He died in poverty in Buenos Aires in 1984, at the age of 51. Boca Juniors payed for his burial expenses. As often happens in these cases, the help seems to have been too little, too late, for a man who had brought so much to the club.
  15. Ombak

    Ombak Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 19, 1999
    Irvine, CA
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    mengão86 picks:

  16. Redshift

    Redshift Member+

    Dec 14, 2004
    Los Angeles, CA
    Corinthians Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    With my 5th round pick, I take:

    José Carlos BAUER


    Position: Volante
    Clubs: São Paulo (1938-1953 and 57), Botafogo (54), Portuguesa (55) and São Bento (56).
    Titles/Honours: Paulistão (1943, 45, 46, 48, 49 e 53); Sul-americano/Copa America 1949; Vice-champion World Cup, 1950.

    Profile to follow.
  17. Redshift

    Redshift Member+

    Dec 14, 2004
    Los Angeles, CA
    Corinthians Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    ...and with my 6th:

    MAURO RAMOS de Oliveira


    Position: Zagueiro
    Clubs: Sanjoanense (1947); Caldense (1948); São Paulo (between 1948 and 1960); Santos (between 1960 and 1967); Toluca-MEX (1967).
    Titles/Honours: World Cup (1958, 62); Paulistão (1948, 49, 53, 57, 60, 61, 62, 64, 65); Copa America (1949); Rio Branco Cup (1950); O'Higgins Cup (1955, 1961); Taça Brasil (1961, 62, 63, 64, 65); Libertadores (1962, 63); Mundial Interclubes (1962, 63); Roca Cup (1963); Torneio Rio - São Paulo (1959, 63, 64, 66); Recopa (1968); Brazilian Silver Cup (1968);
    Theresa Herrera Trophy (1959); Naranja Cup of Valencia (Spain) (1959); Paris Tournament (1960, 1961).

    Profile will follow soon.

  18. Mengão86

    Mengão86 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 16, 2005
    Maryland, RJ/ES/PE
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Next next selection is....

    Amarildo Tavares da Silveira nasceu no dia 29 de julho de 1940, em Campos (RJ). Meia-esquerda de muito habilidade, artilheiro, ele foi figura muito importante na Copa do Mundo de 1962, na qual substituiu o Pelé, contundido, participando de quatro jogos e marcando três gols: dois diante da Espanha e um contra a Tchecoslováquia, na final da Copa.

    Em 1963 foi negociado com o Milan, da Itália, onde também brilhou. Jogou ainda na Fiorentina e na Juventus. Encerrou a carreira no Vasco, em 1972.

    No Milan, na decisão do Mundial de Clubes contra o Santos em 63, ele integrou o célebre ataque rubro-negro ao lado de Mora, Lodetti, Mazzola e Gianni Rivera. E no Botafogo é "titular" do maior ataque do Glorioso em todos os tempos: Garrincha, Didi, Quarentinha, Amarildo e Zagallo. Considare-se que Amarildo e Garrincha ganharam "sozinhos" a Copa do Chile para o Brasil.

    Por pouco não jogou futebol. Foi dispensado nos juvenis do Flamengo. Resolveu servir ao exército, até que o jogador Paulistinha o convenceu a fazer teste no Botafogo. Acabou aprovado. No Glorioso fez 238 partidas e 135 gols.

    Recebeu o apelido de "Possesso" depois da excelente participação na Copa de 62. Pela seleção brasileira fez 24 jogos marcando 9 gols.

    To be translated later..
  19. argentine soccer fan

    Staff Member

    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    With my sixth pick, I select...


    Paulo Cesar Carpeggiani was a talented midfielder with great tactical sense. He was a solid passer, a very effective defender, and a capable dribbler.

    Paulo Cesar played at Inter of Porto Alegre from 1969 to 1977, and he formed a partnership in midfield with Falcao, which helped make Inter one of the dominant teams of its era. He won seven Gaucho titles with Inter, as well as two Brazilian titles in 1975 and 76.

    In 1977 he moved to Flamengo for 5.7 millon Cruzeiros, a very significant sum in the Brazilian market. At Flamengo he played alongside stars like Junior and Zico, and won the Carioca championships in 1978 and 79, as well as the Brazilian championship in 1980.

    For Brazil's national team, he played on 17 occasions, including the World Cup of 1974, where Brazil failed to make it to the final after losing to the memorable Holland squad led by Johan Cryuff.

    Carpeggiani was forced to retire from football at the age of 31, because of a knee injury. Since then, he's had an extensive and succesful coaching career.

    Internacional de Porto Alegre, 1969 a 1977.
    Flamengo, 1977 a 1981.

    Como entrenador:
    Flamengo-RJ, 1981 a 1983.
    Al Nasser (Arabia Saudita), 1983/84.
    Nautico-PE, 1986.
    Bangu-RJ, 1986/87.
    Nautico-PE, 1989.
    Coritiba-PR, 1989.
    Palmeiras-SP, 1990/91.
    Cerro Porteño - Paraguay, 1991/92.
    Barcelona Guayaquil, 1993.
    Cerro Porteño - Paraguay, 1994.
    Coritiba-PR, 1995.
    Selección Paraguay, 1996 a 1998.
    São Paulo FC-SP, 1999.
    Flamengo-RJ, 2000.
    Atlético-PR, 2001.
    Cruzeiro-MG, 2001.
    Selección Kuwait, 2003/04.

    7 Campeonatos gaúchos con el Inter de Porto Alegre.
    2 Campeonatos brasileños con el Inter de Porto Alegre, 1975 y 76.
    2 veces Campeón carioca con Flamengo, 1978 y 1979.
    Campeón brasileño con Flamengo, 1980.

    Como entrenador:
    2 Copas Guanabara (Rio): 1981, 1982.
    1 Campeonato del Estado de Rio de Janeiro: 1981.
    1 Copa Libertadores: 1981.
    1 Mundial de Clubes FIFA: 1981.
    1 Campeonato de Brasil: 1982.
    1 Copa Saudí: 1982.
    1 Campeonato de Brasil, (Segunda division): 1986.
    1 Campeonato de Paraguay: 1994.
  20. leonidas

    leonidas Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 25, 2005
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    With my pick, I select...


    Wait. This guy is too, um, much of a wimp. Wrong one.

    Wilson da Silva Piazza
    DOB: : 25/02/1943 in Ribeirão das Neves (MG)
    Central defender and volante

    Height: 1,76cm; Weight: 74kg


    Piazza made his name as the venerable midfield general for Cruzeiro. He spent 13 years at the club where he won 10 Campeonato Mineiros, and in 1976, along with the veteran Brazilian legend Jairzinho, took the team to Libertadores glory. He was known for his physical strength, defense, passing skills, and even the occasional goal. Just look at that picture! Does he look like a player you want to mess with!

    On the national team, Piazza made his trade as a central defender and earned the starting central defender role in the 70 team following an injury to the original starter. In 1974, he would also start on the team that would ultimately get a disappointing 4th place.

    One of his shining moments was in 1966 in the Taca Brasil final, the equivalent of the Brasileirao at the time. In this final, Cruzeiro faced the greatest team in Brazilian history, the Santos dynasty. Cruzeiro was made up of many youngsters, including Piazza who was 23 at the time. In the first leg at the Mineirao, they demolished Pele's Santos team 6-2. They were up 5-0 at the half! In the return game in Sao Paulo, Cruzeiro were losing 2-0 but were able to score 3 consecutive goals, thus winning 3-2. The late 60s were Cruzeiro's glory days, with other superstars like Dirceu Lopes and Tostão. This incredible Cruzeiro dynasty, with Piazza as its constant, would feature other players in the mid-70s, with Jairzinho and Nelinho. In 1977, he would retire after 13 years at the club

    1961-1964: Renasença-MG
    1964-1977: Cruzeiro-MG (487 games in 112 goals.)

    1967-1976: Brazilian National Team (70 and 74 World Cups)
    67 caps (52 official), 0 goals.

    Club titles
    Minas Gerais State League: 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977
    Brazilian Cup (Taca Brasil): 1966
    Inicio Tournament: 1966
    Rio Branco Cup: 1967
    FIFA World Cup: 1970
    Roca Cup: 1971
    Minas Gerais Cup: 1973
    Libertadores Cup: 1976

    Mexico City's Tournament: 1967

    Personal titles:
    Bola de Prata (Placar): 1972
  21. benni...

    benni... BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 23, 2004
    Chocolate City

    Juninho, real name Antônio Augusto Ribeiro Reis Junior, also known as Juninho Pernambucano (born January 30, 1975 in Recife) is a football (soccer) player from Brazil. He plays with Olympique Lyonnais and the Brazilian national team.

    1993-1994: Sport Recife
    1995-2001: Vasco da Gama
    2001-2006: Lyon
    Juninho played 110 games with Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama, scoring 24 goals. He won the Copa Libertadores with Vasco and, in 2000, won the Brazilian silver Ball trophy.

    He is especially famous for his accurate, powerful and varied set pieces, having scored 26 free kicks for Olympique Lyonnais. He is amongst the world’s best in this area, recently demonstrated in March 2006, when he scored a freekick from a staggering 38 metres against AC Ajaccio. In addition, he is a technically and mentally gifted player, although he lacks the pace of other midfielders. His leadership abilities have caused Gerard Houllier to give him the captain's armband, as well.

    Juninho has proved an influential force at the club. Before his arrival at Olympique Lyonnais, the club had never won the championship, but since his arrival, they have won it four seasons in a row, and are on pace to win a fifth consecutive title.

    Juninho's exploits at Lyon earned him the admiration of clubs around Europe, most notably Manchester United in the English Premier League. Other rumours suggest that he could be the first of many big name signings for Aston Villa come the possible takeover by an Irish Consortium.

    National team
    He has 37 caps with the Brazilian national team. He received his first cap on March 28, 1999. He seems to be a surity to make Carlos Alberto Parreira's World Cup squad, albeit as a first choice substitute.

    Winner of Pernambucano State championship in 1994 with Sport Club do Recife
    Winner of Brazilian championship in 1997 and 2000 with Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama
    Winner of Rio de Janeiro State championship in 1998 with Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama
    Winner of Copa Libertadores in 1998 with Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama
    Winner of Torneio Rio-São Paulo in 1999 with Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama
    Winner of Mercosur Cup in 2000 with Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama
    Winner of French Ligue 1 championship in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 with Olympique Lyonnais.
    Winner of Trophée Des Champions in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 with Olympique Lyonnais.
    Winner of Confederations Cup 2005 with Brazil national team
  22. Sempre

    Sempre ****************** Member+

    Mar 4, 2005
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:

    Drafter: Sempre
    Pick: 6th
    Player: Jose Altafini ("Mazzola")
    Position: forward

    Bio from wikipedia

    José João Altafini (born July 24, 1938 in Piracicaba, Brazil) was a Brazilian
    -born Italian footballer. He is the joint-third highest scorer in Serie A history
    (along with Giuseppe Meazza) with 216 goals.

    Club Career

    Altafini played for a number of Brazilian teams, including Palmeiras, before
    he began his career in Italy with AC Milan in 1958. He made his debut on
    September 21, 1958, and, in his first season, he played 32 games and scored 28 goals, winning the title along the way. His first league goal came on
    October 5 in a win against Bari. Milan won the title again in 1962, when
    Altafini was the league's joint top scorer with 22 goals in 33 games.

    In 1965, Altafini joined Napoli, where he stayed until 1972. In 1972, Napoli
    ironically lost 2-0 in the final of the Coppa Italia to Altafini's previous club,

    After his time at Napoli, he joined Juventus and lost another cup final in
    1973. He did, however, win two more league titles: in 1973 and 1975. By
    the time he left Juventus in 1976, Altafini had played 459 games in Serie
    A and had scored 216 goals, although he had scored most of these in the
    early part of his career. In fact, he only scored 53 goals in his last 8 seasons
    in Italy, whereas he had scored 134 in his first 8.

    He joined Chiasso and then Mendrisio Star (both in Switzerland) after
    leaving Italy and played for four more seasons before retiring at the age of

    International Career
    Born in Brazil, Altafini played international football for both Brazil and Italy.
    In Brazil he was nicknamed 'Mazzola' for his resemblance to the Turin forward
    Valentino Mazzola. He played in the 1958 World Cup for winners Brazil, but
    didn't play in the later stages, having been replaced by Vava. His Italy debut
    came against Israel on October 15, 1961, a game in which he also scored.
    He played in the 1962 World Cup for Italy, where they were knocked out in
    the first round.
  23. R9magia

    R9magia New Member

    Aug 12, 2005



    Ricardo Rogério de Brito "Alemão"

    Ricardo Rogério de Brito jogou nos anos 80 no Botafogo numa época em que o Botafogo sofria um estiagem de craques. Nascido em Lavras, Minas Gerais, no dia 22 de novembro de 1961, Alemão começou a carreira no Fabril e ganhou destaque no Botafogo, onde atuou de 1982 e 87. Ele cadenciava o jogo, criava as jogadas e transmitia calma para os novatos. Ainda no Glorioso, ele fez parte de equipes que tinham também o meia Berg, o lateral-direito Josimar, o quarto-zagueiro Leiz, o meia Mendonça, o goleiro Paulo Sérgio, entre outros. Apesar de ter vivido boa fase no Fogão, Alemão não conquistou nenhum título pelo alvinegro carioca.

    Jogou pela seleção brasileiras nas Copas de 86 e 90. Com a amarelinha atuou em 39 partidas fazendo 6 gols. Depois da Copa do Mundo de 86, o médio-volante de estilo técnico transferiu-se para o Atlético de Madrid e depois para o Napoli, onde atuou ao lado de Diego Maradona e Careca. Retornou ao futebol brasileiro em 95 para jogar no São Paulo e um ano depois encerrou a carreira.
  24. Kaushik

    Kaushik Member

    Jun 6, 2004
    My 6th pick: ANTONIO CARLOS ZAGO

    Central Defender

    Internationals: 37 (1991-2001)/ 3 goals

    1990-1992: São Paulo FC-SP
    1992-1993: Albacete - Spain
    1993-1995: Palmeiras-SP
    1996-1997: Kashima Reysol - Japan
    1997-01/1998: Corinthians-SP
    02/1998-2002: AS Roma - Italy
    2002-06/06/08/2004: Besiktas Istanbul - Turkey
    06/08/2004-05/04/2005: Santos FC-SP
    06/04/2005: Juventude-RS

    Club titles
    São Paulo State League: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997
    Brazilian League: 1991, 1993, 1994, 2004
    Libertadores Cup: 1992
    Intercontinental Cup (Toyota Cup): 1992
    Ramon de Carranza Trophy: 1992
    Theresa Herrera Trophy: 1992
    Tournament Rio - São Paulo: 1993
    Amizade Tournament: 1994
    Copa America: 1999
    Italian League: 2001
    Italian Supercup: 2001
    Turkish Cup: 2002
    Turkish League: 2002

    Personal titles
    Brazilian Bola de Prata (Placar): 1993
  25. SoccerScout

    SoccerScout Member

    Jan 3, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Internacional Porto Alegre
    I pick as my 6th pick:


    oh wait....I meant....




    Soccerscouts comments:

    This man Alex OWNED the Brazilian league in 2003. He led Cruzeiro to the Triple Crown in Brazil and was simply unstoppable. That earned him a transfer to Turkey where he led Fenerbahçe to the Turquish Championship.

    My team now has in the midfield Zico floating around the mid-right position and now Alex in the mid-left. The strongman Batista holds up the fort.

    Here is a video with the best of Alex over the last 2 years in Turkey. alex turkey

    Nome: Alexsandro de Souza

    Apelido: Alex

    Nascimento: 14/09/1977, em Curitiba (PR)

    Posição: Meia

    Clubes: Coritiba (1995 a 1997), Palmeiras (1997 a 2000, 2001 e 2002), Flamengo (2000), Parma (2002), Cruzeiro (2001 e 2003)

    Títulos: Campeonato Brasileiro 2003, Campeonato Mineiro 2003, Copa do Brasil 2003 (Cruzeiro), Copa do Brasil 1998, Copa Mercosul 1998, Copa Libertadores 1999 e Torneio Rio-São Paulo 2000 (Palmeiras), Torneio de Toulon 1996, Copa América (1999 e 2004) e Pré-olímpico 2000 (Seleção brasileira). Campeonato Turco (Fenerbahçe)

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