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South American/Brazilian football reversing the trend

With Corinthians offering silly money for Tevez, there is clearly a shift in the Brazilian trade in footballers. And I am not talking about the ladies team.
They have a new Sky-esque TV funding system for next season.
Their buying power may see the departure of a number of talented players from the PL.
It might eventually benefit the England team.

Actually I loved their inter-state matches - wouldnt it be good to have a county football tournament here in England?

Comments

  • Wouldn't fancy Shropshire's chances much.
  • Funny you should say that
    I was just looking up various counties and found a great page of Shropshire players
    Paul Bracewell
    Peter Wall
    Billy Wright
    Dalian Atkinson
    Joe Hart.
    Sadly not all contemporary.
    Today there are only 10 professional ex Shropshire players.
    Maybe Shropshire could be lumped in with Wales?
  • edited July 2011
    Actually I loved their inter-state matches - wouldnt it be good to have a county football tournament here in England?

    We're in the Kent Senior Cup next season, won't that do?
  • As I said Floyd, wouldn't fancy Shropshire's chances much - unless Bracewell comes out of retirement to make up the 11 of course!
  • It's a much much bigger country though.

    Growing economy and a strong currency are making Brazil a more attractive option, but the crowds aren't brilliant - partly down to the fact that they have a constant stream of football: the national championship ends and then they're more or less straight into the state champs.  It's even more dependent on TV money than here so it would only take a slight dip and the whole thing becomes unsustainable.
  • edited July 2011
    the level of the bid did suprise me -not sure if it is sustainable in a significantly less wealthy league.
  • the level of the bid did suprise me -not sure if it is sustainable in a significantly less wealthy league.
    Yeah, made me look twice. Honestly didn't think they had that sort of money in their game.
  • Its economic future looks better than it has ever been.
    Massive natural resources, 200million people increasing investment from Chinese and American business.
    Did I read its economy will overtake the UK within four decades?

    Brazil has exported its best players, leaving Brasilerao with players who cant make it in Europe. With new TV money salaries should increase which could reverse this flow.

    PS 20 July is the close of the Brazilian transfer window, so possibly another bid
  • edited July 2011
    Just seen this article on how Brazilian league teams can finance big name signings, like the fading Ronaldinho

    Multinationals like Nike played a part, and local
    Brazilian firms such as Batavo, a brand of milk; pharmaceutical company
    Neo Quimica; and processed meats firm Seara have shown their newfound
    clout by chipping in.

    Brazilian companies have more money as the country’s economy grows
    and more and more people enter the consuming classes. Some 31 million
    people have joined Brazil’s middle class last since 2003, according to
    government figures.

    Under such deals, sponsors pay part of the player’s salary and future
    performance bonuses. They chip in with freebies such as executive boxes
    for the player’s family. Players get a cut of image rights and
    merchandising such as shirt sales.

    The sports daily Marca reported that Flamengo’s kit manufacturer
    Olympikus expects to sell 200,000 shirts with Ronaldinho’s name on them
    and that he would get around US$3 for each one.

    also stories like this have been emerging this season..

    Brazilian soccer club Flamengo have announced a three-year sponsorship
    deal with TIM

    The TIM Brasil logo will appear on the numbering of the Rio de
    Janeiro-based club's kit, as well as on training gear in a deal worth
    US$1.2 million for the first season, potentially rising in the following
    years.

     


    The sponsorship deal is another boost to the club ahead of the 2011
    Brazilian football season, following the signing of Brazilian superstar
    Ronaldinho from AC Milan in January. In 2010, Flamengo signed a one-year
    record sponsorship deal with Batavo, worth a reported US$12.5 million,
    but are yet to confirm their main sponsors for the upcoming season.

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