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The Education of Rafael

January 21, 2011


Rafael is the 20 year old Brazilian right back who plays for Manchetser United. When he came to the club he was a typical Brazilian wingback in that his attacking game was much better than his defending but his game is becoming more balanced now.He has been at the club for more than two years […]


August 12, 2010


David Luiz is the star centerback for Benfica and is a joy to watch. He got his call up to the Brazilian national team recently and he seems to be the natural replacement for Lucio. He is still only 23 but Benfica value him at 40 million Euros, with some justification. His unique skill set […]

Gilberto Silva is under-appreciated.

July 2, 2010


There has been a lot of criticism of Dunga’s Brazil (mostly from other Brazilians) that their midfield is too functional. Gilberto Silva has become the player singled out most as representing this new Brazil, that allegedly relies on counter attacks and set pieces and does not look to dominate possession. I don’t agree with any […]