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The Brazil national football team represents Brazil in men’s international football and is administered by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), the governing body for football in Brazil. They have been a member of FIFA since 1923 and a member of CONMEBOL since 1916.
In Brazil, football is no longer just another sport. It’s pretty much its own religion. But how did it get to Brazil? How did it become so popular? And what are the best Brazilian soccer players of all time? Let’s dive into Brazilian football history, learn about Brazil’s kit, Brazil’s biggest defeat in football history and much more.
The Origin of Brazilian Football
Believe it or not, the history of soccer in Brazil is not all straightforward. Actually, it’s just about as easy as you’d imagine learning Portuguese without any help would be – not easy at all! So we’ll start with a hot topic: who brought football to Brazil. There are two contended versions to this story.
Brazilian Football History at the hands of Thomas Donohoe
Some people believe it was the Scotsman Thomas Donohoe who brought the first soccer balls to Brazil in the early 1890s. It is said that Donohoe and other British workers from the Bangu factory in Rio de Janeiro introduced the sport to the locals. If this is true, the first football match in Brazil would have taken place in 1894 in the West Zone of Rio.
How’s that contested? Well, some discredit Donohoe and the matches played in Rio due to the fact they did not follow protocol. The fields used to play didn’t have the official measurements. Their teams didn’t wear uniforms. And there was no previous planning or organization for the match.
Charles Miller as the First Soccer Player in Brazilian Football History
The second origin story states that Brazilian football history began in the year 1898, when the first football team was formed at the Mackenzie school, in São Paulo. Thanks to the incentive of Charles Miller, many other teams were formed and, in very little time, there were already several teams in cities around the country.
According to this version, Charles Miller was responsible for bringing football to Brazil. To be more precise, in 1894 Charles brought two soccer balls and some books that explained the rules of the sport after having had his own experience as a player in an English club. His first football match in Brazil happened just a few months after Donohoe’s.
Brazil Grows Hungry for More Football
The first matches between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo were in 1901. In 1902, there was the first Paulista Championship. But it was only in 1906 that Brazilian football was seen by the world: the Paulista team played its first official international match. The match took place at home, in São Paulo, but the team lost with a score of 6 – 0 against the a South African team.
In 1925, Brazilian football gained space in Europe. There were ten matches, nine of which Brazilians left victorious. After Brazil’s victories abraod, the CBD (Confederação Brasileira de Desportos) was created. However, FIFA only recognised CBD nine years later.
Football slowly became the most popular sport in Brazil – a true national passion. And Pelé, the king of football, is considered a national hero. Apart from him, Brazil is also home to some of the best soccer players of all time, famous all over the world, names such as: Romário, Zico, Ronaldo and many others that helped win important titles (like five World Cups) and helped build Brazil’s great football reputation. They also created the image of Brazil as the land of Futebol Arte (Art Football). That is a distinct style and technique in which players present different dribbles and unique abilities.
Now we understand why Brazil is the land of football.
The Source: Football History