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Dizzee Wahil2010-05-12 07:44:54 +0000 #1
Hey guys,

I was hoping that some of you could help me. I would like to know how the club football system in Brazil works. I'm just interested in when the season starts, how the divisions work and other stuff.

For example, in Holland. There is the Eersedivise (with Ajax, PSV etc), then the 1st division [those are the two professional leagues], under that is Hoofde Klass (which is split into regions over the country, they still get paid good money I think), then 1e klass, 2e klass and so on. I know that a team in 1e klass will pay its players around 250 euros per win.

So, yeah, if anyone can help me with explaining how it works in Brazil, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
lightwave2010-05-12 07:56:05 +0000 #2
From January to April/June - Regional Tournaments(State of São Paulo,Rio de Janeiro,etc) from 1st to 3rd division(maybe more)

São Paulo's regional tournament is definitely the best of all.Having the richest and most prestigious clubs from Brasil like São Paulo F.C,Palmeiras,Corinthians,Santos,São Caetano,Guarani,Ponte Preta,just to name a few.

From April/June to December - National Tournament ( Campeonato Brasileiro)from 1st to 3rd division(maybe more)

During this period some teams need to manage their schedule by participating some other tounaments like Copa Toyota Libertadores(South American Cup) OR Copa do Brasil( Brasil Cup - similar to Campeonato Brasileiro but shorter) OR Copa Nissan Sudamericana ( another south american cup not as big as Copa Toyota Libertadores).
Dizzee Wahil2010-05-12 08:07:48 +0000 #3
What about the semi-professional and amateur clubs, do they begin their seasons at similar times?

The reason I ask is next year I will be going to Brazil to do some volunteer work and I'd like, if I could, to join the best possible football team (for my standard) whilst I'm there and hopefully play a season in Brazil. So I was really enquiring so that I could find out the best time to arrive in Brazil.

Thanks again.
lightwave2010-05-12 08:09:24 +0000 #4
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dizzee Wahil

What about the semi-professional and amateur clubs, do they begin their seasons at similar times?

The reason I ask is next year I will be going to Brazil to do some volunteer work and I'd like, if I could, to join the best possible football team (for my standard) whilst I'm there and hopefully play a season in Brazil. So I was really enquiring so that I could find out the best time to arrive in Brazil.

Thanks again.

First I need to ask.

1-How old are you?

2-Where are you going to stay in Brasil?

3-For how long?

You know, to join top teams you need to be really good + lucky.

Semi-pro means 2nd and 3rd divisions right? Yes,they all start at the same time as far as I know.

So you will probably need to pass some tests before joining any club right? I can't really tell you what to do.If you are young I recommend to spend some time in Brazil just to see what you really want to do.You can also go to some football clinic or school.

When we talk about amateur clubs....ow,there are millions of them all over the country.Every single city has a small league.

So first answer those questions above to help me to help you.

If you are Dutch,I recommend to visit Holambra city (HOL and - AM erica - BRA sil).It was founded by Dutch immigrants(Katholieke Nederlandse Boer en Tuinders Bonde – KNBTB) in 1948.It is in the state of São Paulo.There,you probably feel more at home.

Holambra City's web site:

www.holambra.sp.gov.br/
Dizzee Wahil2010-05-12 08:14:04 +0000 #5
No, I'm not Dutch, I am Australian. But last year I was studying in Holland and I played at a 1st klass club there. So, u see, I am trying to do a something similar in Brazil.

I am 20 years of age. But its not like I am trying to make it pro, it's more like I am trying to go for the experience and try and play as high a level I can.

So far, about my plans for stay in Brazil, I cant say much. I will stay as long as I feel like staying. But a minimum of say 3 months (for the volunteer program and more depending on if I am enjoying the football aspect). Also, a travel company in Australia is offering this deal to go to The Careca Sports Centre ("95kms from Sao Paolo. Founded by two world famous Brazilian players, Antonia de Oliveira Filho (Careca) and Edmar Bernades dos Santos (Edmar)"). Have you heard of this? I was thinking of starting by just going to this place and then going to Rio to do the volunteer work and hopefully find a club.

Thanks for all the help, by the way. I hope you see that I am not expecting miracles to happen but I'd just like the experience and to train as hard as I can whilst in Brazil.

Thanks again
lightwave2010-05-12 08:35:00 +0000 #6
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dizzee Wahil

No, I'm not Dutch, I am Australian. But last year I was studying in Holland and I played at a 1st klass club there. So, u see, I am trying to do a something similar in Brazil.

I am 20 years of age. But its not like I am trying to make it pro, it's more like I am trying to go for the experience and try and play as high a level I can.

So far, about my plans for stay in Brazil, I cant say much. I will stay as long as I feel like staying. But a minimum of say 3 months (for the volunteer program and more depending on if I am enjoying the football aspect). Also, a travel company in Australia is offering this deal to go to The Careca Sports Centre ("95kms from Sao Paolo. Founded by two world famous Brazilian players, Antonia de Oliveira Filho (Careca) and Edmar Bernades dos Santos (Edmar)"). Have you heard of this? I was thinking of starting by just going to this place and then going to Rio to do the volunteer work and hopefully find a club.

Thanks for all the help, by the way. I hope you see that I am not expecting miracles to happen but I'd just like the experience and to train as hard as I can whilst in Brazil.

Thanks again

I know Careca Sport Center.It is in Campinas City.My granma lives near Campinas.

In Rio you can try Centro de Futebol Zico owned by Zico.

Both good places to start.

www.ziconarede.com.br/cfzdorio/index.htm

Good luck.
Dizzee Wahil2010-05-12 08:50:32 +0000 #7
Okay so allowing for a little while at either of these centres, when would you say it would be best to arrive in Brazil?

It would be much easier to find a club after training at the camps, right?
TsubasaPT2010-05-12 09:03:46 +0000 #8
São Paulo may have the best regional championship but everyone is more interested in Fla-Flu (Flamengo x Fluminense at the Maracanã)

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