Brazilian Footballers

Brazilians look to join tiny Welsh soccer club with big name

Brazilians look to join tiny Welsh soccer club with big name

Brazilian players are battling to play for tiny Welsh side Llanfairpwll FC after the team's name caught the imagination of the soccer-crazy nation.

Sunday, 23 December, 2012, 3:43am

Money talks - is it any wonder that Neymar is in no rush to leave Brazil?

This picture of Neymar on the cover of sports magazine Placar sparked an outcry in Brazil. Photo: AFP

Brazilian phenomenon Neymar curled a shot inside the near post and leaped into the air. The goal that helped his Santos team win last year's South American club championship wowed five executives from Japanese video game company Konami, who were in the stands.

27 Oct 2012 - 4:15am

Time for Brazil soccer team to return to their free-flowing ways

Time for Brazil soccer team to return to their free-flowing ways

My Olympics ends on a worrying note. Brazil, the favourite football nation for all neutrals, had lost to Mexico, extending a bleak record for that proud country. They may have won the World Cup on five occasions, but Olympic gold had eluded them once again.

12 Aug 2012 - 9:32pm

South China stars get chance at redemption in cup challenge

South China's new star signings will be given another opportunity to prove themselves as they take on reigning China First Division champions Guangzhou in the Asian Challenge Cup at Hong Kong Stadium tomorrow.

2 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Boost for Caroliners as Ng Wai-chiu returns to HK

Hong Kong international Ng Wai-chiu is returning home after almost 10 years playing on the mainland.

The 29-year-old centre-half signed a one-and-a-half year contract with South China yesterday as the Caroliners continued their recruitment drive to strengthen their hopes in the Asian Football Confederation Cup.

23 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

South China send home another overseas player

Champions South China have sent home a second overseas player before the season has kicked off.

Central defender Luiz Carlos, who joined from Portuguese side Leiria in the summer, was told to pack his bags as his style of play did not fit the team, according to club convener Steven Lo Kit-sing.

3 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Leandro joins Caroliners on loan

Brazilian striker Leandro Costa Miranda - better known as Leandrao - will join champions South China on loan next season as they continue their quest for the AFC Cup. Leandrao, who turns 26 next week, is currently with Brazilian First Division side Internacional, but played in the Japanese and Korean leagues between 2004 and 2008.

9 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Ronaldo deal - obscene or money well spent?

The word obscene has, amid the global financial crisis, been used a lot to describe the amounts of money that some people consider themselves to be worth.

13 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Da Silva strikes at death to send Sun Hei through

Giovane da Silva's goal in the dying seconds of stoppage time earned Convoy Sun Hei a spot in the League Cup second round after a dramatic 2-1 win over Citizen at Mong Kok Stadium yesterday.

The Brazilian struck the winning goal when he took advantage of a goal-mouth scramble in the 120th minute after the match was deadlocked at 1-1 after 90 minutes.

22 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Ondoua brace sees new boys Pegasus snatch Senior Shield

Rambo the mastermind as Sun Hei outgunned on all fronts

In Greek mythology, Pegasus symbolises vitality and creativity and yesterday the flying horse soared like never before as TSW Pegasus snatched the Eisiti Senior Shield with a 3-0 drubbing of Convoy Sun Hei at Hong Kong Stadium.

22 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Man of faith takes to the field

Ricardo 'Kaka' Izecson dos Santos Leite

Born: April 22 1982

Chinese Horoscope: Dog

Nationality: Brazilian

Club: AC Milan

Previous Club: Sao Paulo

Position: Attacking midfielder

Squad number: 22

Special skills: Kaka has perfect control and makes great final passes

7 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Tsang named as Caroliners coach

South China have appointed Tsang Wai-chung as their new coach, the first Hong Kong coach in the post for two seasons following the reigns of Jose Luis and Casemiro Mior. Tsang (pictured) quit the Hong Kong Football Association where he was responsible for technical and development programmes to take up the position.

25 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Cup perfect birthday present for Citizen

Citizen celebrated their 40th anniversary by winning their first top-flight title yesterday, beating WoFoo Tai Po 2-0 in the final of the Lanwa International FA Cup at Hong Kong Stadium.

19 May 2008 - 12:00am

Nunes has change of heart

Manoel Nunes yesterday withdrew his resignation as a club jockey, citing Wednesday night's winning double and an outpouring of support as the key reasons behind his change of heart.

15 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

'Discouraged' Nunes joins exodus of lightweights

Manoel Nunes has added to the riding roster woes by returning home to his native Brazil with his pregnant wife Alessandra.

Nunes, 32, confirmed yesterday he had resigned his position as a club jockey, and his departure date would only depend on when he can get two seats on a flight to his homeland, with all outward flights heavily booked.

13 Mar 2008 - 12:00am