Brazil's cash-strapped clubs weigh up the creation of a breakaway league
3 October 2021
Previous attempts by the clubs to found their own professional league have failed. This time it might be different.
Three different consortiums have pitched proposals and prospective commercial partners to the clubs.
The majority of Brazilian clubs are struggling financially and desperately need professional owners.
The current generation of amateur directors could block fundamental changes that go against their own interests.
From the concrete bleachers of the São Januário stadium, one can see Christ Redeemer and the sensual, Niemeyer-esque curves of the landscape that renders Rio de Janeiro a marvelous city.
That splendor doesn’t apply to São Januário, once Brazil’s biggest stadium and backdrop to Getulio Vargas’ speeches. Today, it’s the home of struggling Vasco da Gama.
Do you want to read this article?
Get instant access by signing up for a 7-day free trial
No credit card, no commitments and it will expire automatically.
You will receive a link that activates your trial in an email.