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Sunday, December 30, 2007

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year for all the aficionados of Latin football!
I had to postpone the updating of this blog because now I'm dancing Argentinean tango, spending on it all my spare time. By the way, the tango is the closest to football kind of art. Dance it and you'll understand the phenomenon of Argentinean football. Meanwhile also enjoy my other blog on Latin music:
See you in 2008!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Namesakes: Luizão

This is the name which is mistakenly pronounced in the world as [lu-ee-za-o]. Should be rather [lu-ee-zon]. There are three "main" Luizaos today: superstarry 32-year forward Luiz Carlos Bombonato Goulart, who played best of all for Guarani jointly with Marcio Amoroso, then for plenty of clubs inlcding Sao Paulo and Herta. Also a famous fullback of Benfica and Brazilian national team, Anderson Luis da Silva. The third one to be a star soon is Luis Carlos Nascimento Junior, reaised by Cruzeiro and bought recently by Vasco da Gama.

Talking Smart: Foreign Names

László Megyesi (Hung.)
[laslo med-ye-shi]

Marek Kaščák (Czech.)

Marian Cârjă (Rom.)

Marián Had (Slovak.)

Marius Iordache (Rom.)
[marius yordake]

Miguel Riffo

Colo Colo's fullback Miguel Riffo may pass to Brazilean football next season. Two grandees - Sao Paulo and Palmeiras - expressed interest in the Chilean.

Breno & Bayern

Bayern joined the hunt for Sao Paulo's fullback Breno. Besides, he is actively wanted by Real Madrid.

Jorge Valdivia & Caio Junior

Two main figures in Palmeiras' midfield this season, Chilean Jorge Valdivia and Brazilian Caio Junior, may continue play together in Dutch Feyenoord, which expressed desire to buy both stars. Besides, Valdivia is pretended by Deportivo and Valencia, while Caio Junior is wanted by Ajax.

Transfers: Joílson

Right wing Joílson was presented as Sao Paulo´s new player. This season he outstandingly played for Botafogo.


Brazilian legend Edmundo (36) who currently plays for Palmeiras, may return to his native Vasco da Gama next season. If it happens, he will once again join there his eternal mate Romario, who this time will be coaching his friend.

Darío Conca

Argentinean Darío Conca may prolong his contract with Vasco da Gama, the head of which like him very much. Although, River Plate, which possesses enganche´s pass, would like to sell the player, not to rent him again.

Arouca & Benfica

Fluminense's anchorman Arouca, who had a great Brasileirão, received an offer from Benfica and rejected it. Could be that the decision was motivated by miserable transfer's price. The Portugueses estimated the transfer in three million euros.

Alex Dias & Fluminense

Famous Brazilian forward Alex Dias is likely to leave Fluminense. If the club from Rio manages to sign such stars as Washington, Dodo and Leandro Amaral, there won't be room for experienced Alex Dias.

Rogerio Ceni

Rogerio Ceni was voted as world's best keeper. The inquiery was carried out by France Football. Brazilian outvoted Buffon, Czech, Kahn, Boruc and Casillas.

Ever Banega & Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid gradually becomes the main expert on young Argentinean stars. The most prominent young player of those who still play in Argentina, Ever Banega from Boca Juniors, is expected in Madrid as soon as next season.

Gata Fernandez & Palmeiras

In light of possible losing of their superstar Jorge Valdivia, who is wanted too much in Europe, the heads of Palmeiras want to sign Gaston "Gata" Fernandez, who was key in San Lorenzo's championship in last Clausura. Beside the Argentinean, the "greens" would like to sign Chileans Carlos Villanueva from Audax and Gonzalo Fierro from Colo Colo as well.

Pablo Aurrecochea

Uruguayan keeper of Paraguayan Cerro Porteño, Pablo Aurrecochea, is likely to become a new player of Colon. Previously Pablo has already played in Argentina for Argentinos Juniors.

Hugo Tocalli & Velez Sarsfield

Everything changes rapidly in Argentina. At this moment not Pellegrino, but Hugo Tocalli, who won a world championship with Argentinean sub-20 in 2006, is just one step away from signing with Velez Sarsfield as a chief coach. He is expected to be assisted by Carlos Compagnucci.


One of Argentina's biggest idols of the last decade, Guillermo "Guille" Barros Schelotto, is thinking of returning to his native Gimnasia La Plata. Although, the current player of Columbus Crew will be able to address this issue thoroughly only after the presidential elections in Gimnasia that will take place in December.

Mauricio Pellegrino & Velez Sarsfield

Ex-fullback of Velez Sarsfield, Barcelona and Valencia, Mauricio Pellegrino, is the most probable candidate to coach the club from Liniers after the resignment of La Volpe finally took place. Thus, the defensive style of Velez Sarsfield won't be changed, obviously.

Mariano Pavone

Mariano Pavone finally managed to score his first goals for Betis. In a clash against Zaragoza (2:1) he scored both.