Friday, 25 November 2011

Vasco Dominate Craque do Brasileirão Shortlist

The candidates for this season's Craque do Brasileirão - Brazil's annual post-season awards - have been unveiled by the CBF, and very interesting reading they make too. Vasco da Gama, who won the Copa do Brasil earlier in the year, have players nominated for seven different awards. Corinthians and Botafogo are the next best, with six apiece.

Aside from the team of the year (hence the position-by-position shortlists), there are awards for manager of the year, revelação (the best young player to have emerged in the past twelve months), and Craque da Galera (fans' player of the year).

Vasco centreback Dedé is nominated for two awards.

The full shortlists are as follows;

Best goalkeeper
Fernando Prass (Vasco da Gama)
Jefferson (Botafogo)
Júlio César (Corinthians)

Best rightback
Bruno (Figueirense)
Fágner (Vasco da Gama)
Mariano (Fluminense)

Best right-sided centreback
Antônio Carlos (Botafogo)
Dedé (Vasco da Gama)
Rhodolfo (São Paulo)

Best left-sided centreback
Emerson (Coritiba)
Leandro Castán (Corinthians)
Réver (Atlético-MG)

Best leftback
Bruno Cortês (Botafogo)
Juninho (Figueirense)
Kléber (Internacional)

Best right-sided defensive midfielder
Arouca (Santos)
Ralf (Corinthians)
Rômulo (Vasco da Gama)

Best left-sided defensive midfielder
Marcos Assunção (Palmeiras)
Paulinho (Corinthians)
Renato (Botafogo)

Best right-sided attacking midfielder
Deco (Fluminense)
Diego Souza (Vasco da Gama)
Lucas (São Paulo)

Best left-sided attacking midfielder
Montillo (Cruzeiro)
Ronaldinho Gaúcho (Flamengo)
Thiago Neves (Flamengo)

Best forward (1)
Julio César (Figueirense)
L. Damião (Internacional)
Neymar (Santos)

Best forward (2)
Borges (Santos)
Fred (Fluminense)
Loco Abreu (Botafogo)

Best coach
Jorginho (Figueirense)
Ricardo Gomes/Cristóvão Borges (Vasco da Gama)
Tite (Corinthians)

Wellington Nem (Figueirense)
L.Damião (Internacional)
Bruno Cortês (Botafogo)

Craque da Galera
Dedé (Vasco)
Liédson (Corinthians)
Neymar (Santos)

(Photo credit: Alexandre Loureiro.)

1 comment:

  1. José Cléo / Rio27 November 2011 at 01:59

    I think Dedé, Vasco's centerback, is the best young player to have emerged in the past year.
    He's a good physical condition, leadership, scores goals and is a skilled player. He's able to play in the national team for several years.
    Other good players were Oscar (from my Inter), and Lucas (from São Paulo). Both are skilled, fast, scored beautiful goals however, they failed to maintain the regularity.