Brazil: the talent factory 2009 featuring Tottenham Hotspur target Sandro Ranieri, Souza, Boquita, Giuliano de Paula, Diego Renan, Rafael Tolói
With the season is moving towards the final stages, I thought it was high time I produced a follow up to last year’s ‘Brazil: the talent factory’ post. Once again, there has been an abundance of exciting new players that have caught the eye in their first season in Série A.
Of the players I picked out last year; Palmeiras’ Keirrison was bought by Barcelona and has been loaned out to Benfica. Portuguesa’s Diogo was signed by Olympiacos. Ex Cruzeiro forward, Guilherme, moved to Dynamo Kiev and was then loaned to CSKA Moscow. The youngsters that did notfare as well are Maikon Leite, whose career has been hit by serious injuries at Santos, and Anderson Pico who has temporarily swapped Grêmio for second division Figueirense.
First, a word about some of the obvious omissions from this year’s list. Douglas Costa is not here because it’s his second year as a pro (and anyway, he still hasn’t done a thing for Grêmio). Corinthians Dodô, who may or not be joining Manchester United in 2010, has not even made a single appearance for the Parque São Jorge club.
So, to 2009 and the players I’ve gone for. Here’s their info but you can watch them in action in the video.
Full name: Elierce Barbosa de Souza; Playing name: Souza (or sometimes De Souza to distinguish him from Diego Souza); Position: defensive midfielder; DOB: 08/03/88; Height: 1.83m; Clubs: Ceilandense, Brasília, Dom Pedro, Palmeiras
Full name: Rafael Aparecido Silva; Playing name: Boquita, DOB: 0704/90; Height: 1.79m; Goals: 2; Club: Corinthians
Full name: Sandro Ranieri Guimarães Cordeiro; Playing name: Sandro Ranieri; Position: defensive midfielder; DOB: 15/03/1989; Goal: 3; Height: 1.87m; Weight: 75K; Club: Internacional
Full name: Giuliano Victor de Paula; Playing name: Giuliano; Position: midfield; DOB:31/05/1990; Height: 1.72m; Goals:4; Clubs: Paraná, Internacional
Full name: Diego Renan de Lima Ferreira; Playing name: Diego Renan; Position: right back; DOB: 26/01/1990; Height: 1.72m; Weight: 71k; Goals: 3; Club: Cruzeiro
Full name: Rafael Tolói; Position: centreback; DOB: 10/10/1990; Height: 1,85m; Weight: 75k; Club: Goiás
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