Here we are with Zé Carlos, who played 634 games for Cruzeiros, and Raú Plassman, who won Clubs World Cup with Flamengo in 1981. They were chilling at Toca da Raposa 1, Cruzeiro’s Youth Categories training center in Pampulha, Belo Horizonte.
And a special mention to Rogério Ceni, goalkeeper for FC São Paolo, who broke Brazilian Record of 1117 games played for his club last week.
B O B B Y M O O R E
”Carved in the stone at the home of English football home are the words that ring clear still: “Immaculate footballer, imperial defender, immortal hero of 1966 … gentleman of all time.”
a compilation of articles about this legendary gentleman, just HERE
Performance for Brazilians is pragmatic: what succeeds counts, what doesn’t gets discarded fast. In order to succeed, one simply learns from trying, listenning, and just doing it. Football is not about classrooms.
The demand of performance in modern football fits with the unexistency of indulgence. This probably helped to get five world champions titles over the history and three South American club titles for the three last editions of Copa Libertadores (the equivalent of Champions League). Nothing scientific in this statement.
The game also seems to fit Adidas’ actual Marketing Motto : “All In”. Brazil doesn’t know half measure, nor half result. The coaches who often teach competitive players to give everything is not enough. To win, that’s the game.
Nike also describes the play: Just Do It is indeed what a player is asked to do when he’s on a break away. Not to score is not thinkable. It would lead the crowd, even during a local futsal game, to yell “Tira!” (which means: pull the failing player out!).
At the professional level, the Grinta, the Garra, and the Pride amongst others transform the game in a hustle for honour.
Life conditions in Brazil lead to perform: they make the motivation quite efficient. It makes one play for his life or his social position in the society. Each players engaged himself to handle that pression. Further, it succeeds to gather an undetermined group and make it go for the win. The team is the sum of eleven strengths before to be a system. And that shakes the Gestalt hypothesis in sports.
It shows, at glance, that Brazil performs in collective sports in Olympics, but less in individual disciplines. The individual performance is valued in a collectivity. Overall, the practice of sport can help the learning of how “to know to live in community”. For instance, taking care to see who you are passing the ball to can be developed in game-likely oppositions, but using no bibs/penny.
It also shows, further, that relying on his teammate is more than about the discipline; the citizen relies on other. Brazil feels life is about people, in the good or the bad.
As enlighten in the congress, PhysEd carreer [supposedly] emphasizes on learning through the game. Many lecturers, coaches or physical educators insist on the importance of “brincadeira”, that is the free form of play with a ball. In the state of Minas Gerais, kids play Peteca, a kind of badminton to be played with hands only. And how to neglect the traditional One on One gaming, contributing to develop self expression and mastering the body. That practice of 1v1 itself provoked the art of beautiful play, the use of skills… the Joga Bonito.
In 2005, Nike released a contemporary marketing campaign based on this particular style of play. Brazilian players portraits were presented to feature the art of feints and creative combinations, informally developed by the various forms of the games. All began, and stills does, in the street.
Natiruts, a famous Brazilian reggae band sings “Deixa o menino jogar… Deixa o menino aprender” (let the boy play… Let the boy learn”. Indeed there is no learning, nor fun, without game consequences.
Soon after, collective oppositions is practiced to develop Social skills. During our #MissionBrazil journey, I could experiment a university class. An invitee presented the “StreetBall”, the basketball one on one “shake game”. Even at this level, it ended in a game. Basically, learning is experimenting and listening to other’s experiences. No time for lectures: sport has to conserve it’s genuine social spirit and that is definitely to play.
Então vai, menino… Joga! (So go, boy… Play!)
#socializetheperformance GolBrasil almost accomplished the November Group 1 tour with the Aussies. As we were finishing our sightseeing day, Libertadores Cup arrived just in time at Atletico Mineiro’s museum in Belo Horizonte!
#socializetheperformance : @martyjudge and @adzieee23, U21 at Australian Futsal Association, set the tactics for the U16 girls before their game, organized by @golbrasilce. AFA realizes tours in Brazil. #futsal #brasil #missionbrazil (at Diamantina-MG)
#socializetheperformance Falcão, nowadays’ King of Futsal, as Brazilian call him, inherits of Jackson’s number 12. A legendary trophy Jackson has won is still featured at Clube Olympico, in Minas Gerais. Here is the explanation of the legendary jersey number : http://www.futsalinterior.com.br/2012/07/17/a-mistica-da-camisa-12
Adolfo Almarza is one of mountain biking’s truly inspirational racers.
Fashion and Jerseys, what else? Even more touching when offered jerseys are from memorable teams in their glorifying time. The Brazilian company has many boutiques around the country and offers high quality clothing. See by yourself, it’s a treasure.