Will Corinthians be the South-American version of Chelsea?

Discussion in 'The Beautiful Game' started by MIGkiller, Dec 2, 2004.

  1. MIGkiller

    MIGkiller Member

    Flamengo
    Brazil
    May 9, 2003
    Rio de Janeiro
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    As you probably know, Brazilian club Corinthians was approached by an obscure group of Iranian and Russian investors that already signed Argentine international Tevez and plans to build a star team. Renowed Brazilian coach Vanderley Luxemburgo and another Argentine player (Mascherano) are already being contacted.

    So is Corinthians set to be the Chelsea of this side of the world?

    And what does it say abo0ut the possible next generation of new bandwagon fans of Corinthians?
     
  2. nicephoras

    nicephoras A very stable genius

    Fucklechester Rangers
    Jul 22, 2001
    Eastern Seaboard of Yo! Semite
    That they'll have a great team, if they're going to be like Chelsea.
     
  3. Dominican Lou

    Dominican Lou Member+

    Nov 27, 2004
    1936 Catalonia
    I was wondering why he went there. He's easily ready for big time European teams.

    How much did they pay for him anyway?
     
  4. The Double

    The Double Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 11, 2002
    Denver
    What a dumb move. Tevez could shine in Spain right now.
     
  5. argentine soccer fan

    Staff Member

    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    I am confused. Are we talking about 1st Corinthians or 2nd Corinthians?

    :D
     
  6. Ninrod

    Ninrod New Member

    Aug 7, 2004
    São Paulo-Brazil

    20 million dollars...and they have the money to bring more players
     
  7. Dominican Lou

    Dominican Lou Member+

    Nov 27, 2004
    1936 Catalonia
    Whoa.

    Are they playing the Libertadores next year?
     
  8. FredGavioes

    FredGavioes Member

    Nov 30, 2004
    Boston/MA
    Club:
    Corinthians Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    they are not gonna play libertadores next year, only the sulamericana cup (kinda like south american version of uefa's cup)


    and yes, we will be the most powerful team in the whole continent in america.
     
  9. astabooty

    astabooty Member

    Nov 16, 2002
    China
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    how many foreign players are allowed in brazil, 3?

    i realize being in brazil with money, they would not need many, if any foreigners, but just curious.
     
  10. Elninho

    Elninho Member+

    Sacramento Republic FC
    United States
    Oct 30, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    CM says the Brazilian league allows 2 foreigners. It tends to be extremely accurate on league rules, at the very least.
     
  11. Bolivianfuego

    Bolivianfuego Your favorite Bolivian

    Apr 12, 2004
    Fairfax, Va
    Club:
    Bolivar La Paz
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    Sounds like drug money to me. I remeber when i first heard tevez was going to the corinthians i couldnt beleive my ears. Especially for 20mil. I didnt know brazilian Teams had that kind of bank! Well now i know why. Drug money. LOL
     
  12. CL_2004

    CL_2004 New Member

    Sep 10, 2004
    Toronto
    How is it a dumb move? :confused: Just because he didn't sign with a big euro team, and decided to stay in the americas. Did you not hear/read that he was paid 20mln. He probably could shine in Spain right now, but no club in Europe is willing to pay him that much, so he did the right thing in my opinion.
     

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