Brazil Soccer History
follows a parallel course to that of
Carnival in Brazil. Soccer and
Carnival were both born in Europe, both blossomed in Brazil's tropical
land and both became Brazilian masterpieces.
Art is one of the
words used to describe Brazil Soccer, at least, by
Brazilians themselves. But pride aside, no other nation has produced more
talented players, more beautiful plays or more unforgettable moments in a
sport that excites and unites the world.
volleyball, tennis, baseball and so on. Soccer rules! It is, by far, the
most popular sport on earth.
Which bring us back to Brazil soccer and its dominance on the field. How
did it all begin?
Soccer History: The beginning
version tells that Charles Miller, born in Sao Paulo to British parents,
was sent to England to study and there he learned to play and love the
When he returned to Brazil, in 1894, he brought with him a soccer
ball, the rules of the game and a lot of talent as a player. Miller began
to enlist his friends to form a soccer team.
The first soccer match took place in April 1895, between the employees of
Companhia de Gas and Ferroviaria Sao Paulo Railway. The players were
British residents in
Miller also founded the first “Brazilian” team, Sao Paulo Athletic.
that was more British than Brazilian, since all the players were English.
Hence, the first 100% Brazilian team was founded in 1898 by students of
in Sao Paulo: Associacao
The seeds of
soccer were planted, but it would take the country a while to become a