Thursday, 12 May 2011

The SKP Guide to the Campeonato Brasileiro

The waiting is over, dear reader; the futebol season proper is upon us. Yes, the state championships have kept us going since the turn of the year, but now it's time for the real fun to start. The Campeonato Brasileiro, Brazil's premier club competition kicks off in just over a week, and is sure to fill your summer nights with a veritable smorgasbord of goals, drama, emerging talent, play-acting, and 35-year-old playmakers.

Acknowledging that not everybody visits GloboEsporte and reads Lance! quite as much as I do, I've put together a handy team-by-team guide for the novice. It's been published over at the new-look (but ever-excellent) In Bed With Maradona, and can be accessed by clicking here.

(And if that still doesn't quench your thirst for futebol, why not check out these excellent guides from Jon Cotterill, Rod Beilfuss, and the folks at

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