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 Brazil Soccer History Overview

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First Brazilian Soccer Team

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

First Brazilian Soccer Team

 
 

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.

Forget basketball, 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?


Brazil Soccer History: The beginning

One 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 sport.

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
Sao Paulo.

Miller also founded the first “Brazilian” team, Sao Paulo Athletic. However,
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
Mackenzie College, in Sao Paulo: Associacao Atletica Mackenzie.

The seeds of Brazil soccer were planted, but it would take the country a while to become a superpower.

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