History of football Brazil

Uploaded by cristy2pac on 06.09.2012

Armando Nogueira Author, Brazil Football has the capacity to make people delirious
without alienating the public.
This explains the continued appeal and universality of football,
of this empire in which the sun never sets.
Narrated by Terence Stamp
When he arrived here, nobody played football at all.
Carlos Miller Charles Miller's Grandson It was he who started teaching the rules of the game,
explaining the dimensions of the pitch...
In short, everything about how to play football.
Luiz Mendes Commentator, Brazil The first photos of football games
show us supporters in the stands.
The women were dressed as if they were off to a party,
the men wearing ties and straw hats.
These people were not ordinary people,
They were the elite.
They were the first club to accept blacks.
It was a scandal, the others didn't want to play them.
They were racist.
But nobody knew the wake-up call
these blacks were to give our football, to make it what it is today.
The French press was the most important in Europe
as far as football was concerned.
They considered Leônidas and Domingos as gods,
especially Leônidas.
That made us very proud.
We Brazilians said "Finally Europe is seeing us in a different light."
Not because of the good nature of its people,
nor for its art,
nor for its music,
but because we had the best footballers, and they were black.
The Brazilian player is good at dribbling,
but even better at going round men using his body more than the ball.
It's a bit of capoeira, showing the African influence.
This mixture of three races resulted in the creation of a true dancer -
the Brazilian footballer.
Brazilians have combined this with technique and intelligence.
Zico Brazilian International The Brazilian has the advantage
of living in a country where dance is integral to life.
It was a very active time in politics.
All the presidential candidates came to see us.
Zizinho Brazilian International On the day of the game, we were having our meal,
and twice we had to go and listen to their speeches.
To them we had already won, whereas we were thinking "What's going on?"
"We've still got to go out there and win it."
We had a good first half, with a number of chances to win the game.
So when we scored, our immediate thought was
"We've done our duty. We've played our part." But that was it.
From then on, no matter how much we were trying to encourage each other,
we felt helpless to respond.
I was commentating on the game on the radio, going along quite normally.
"Ball to Ghiggia on the right wing,
round Bigode. who comes back and tackles him."
"Ghiggia goes forward, keeps going, shoots..."
Then "Uruguay have scored!"
Just like I normally would.
But then I realised.
Eight minutes from the end, we were losing the World Cup final.
It suddenly dawned on me.
"Uruguay have scored?"
"Yes, Uruguay have scored."
"Ladies and gentlemen, Uruguay have scored."
I said it in nine different ways.
Alcides Ghiggia Uruguayan International There was such a silence that if a mosquito flew past you, you would hear it.
After that people were left crying, some even committed suicide.
Such fanaticism.
There was a wind passing through the stadium.
It was a cold wind, a wind full of sadness,
a wind that reflected the hearts of all Brazilians.
There really was this ridiculous theory blaming the black team members.
Remember, in the Uruguay team there were as many blacks
as in the Brazil team.
That alone cancels out this hideous theory
against the black race.
What I really remember about that period
was the enormous growth of industry in Brazil.
Pelé Brazilian International in particular the establishment of car manufacturing in São Paulo.
But what really struck me was the building of the Maracanà,
and the World Cup of 1950.
Didi Brazilian International Mazzola took a throw-in, which I chested down.
I saw Pelé and headed the ball to him,
expecting him to play a one-two with me.
The Welsh players followed me, and that left Pelé free.
He juggled the ball over the defender and scored.
Brazil won, and Pelé scored the first goal of his career,
his first goal in the World Cup.
The tension amongst the players was enourmous.
We were under huge pressure, but we were confident.
We had seen Sweden's earlier games
and believed that we could win.
But we were up against the home team and all their supporters.
That made us tense and worried we might lose.
At the end of the final, Brazil 5 Sweden 2.
with Brazil the champions,
he went over and put his head on the goalkeeper's shoulder and cried.
The films show him crying. With that he won the hearts of everyone.
A young, black 17-year-old,
a great footballer, crying on a team-mate's shoulder.
Hideraldo Bellini Speaking in 1958
lt is with great emotion that I touch down on Brazilian soil again.
I would like to say that this title
does not belong only to the players and managers of the Brazilian team,
but is dedicated to all sports clubs of Brazil.
The great emotion I am living now makes me speechless.
That event is as curious as the Renaissance period,
when at one time so many painters, writers and composers appeared.
Orlando Duarte Author, Brazil In Brazil, football stars like Djalma Santos, Nilton Santos,
Zito, Didi, Garrincha and Pelé appeared at the same time.
It was a good crop to make a fine wine.
These players cametogether in the 1958 World Cup,
and Brazil showed the world a new and brilliant style of football.
Sir Bobby Charlton English International
Garrincha was the best player in the tournament - for everything that he did.
Mario Zagallo Former Brazil Coach He scored goals with his head, goals with his right foot, left foot,
and he dribbled as he always did.
Fantastic football.
Medici used and abused the image football was creating
Prof. Sebastião Witter Author, Brazil to become a more popular man,
especially amongst the lower classes of society.
Dario Atlético Mineiro "Everyone wants Dario. including the president."
Medici could not understand why I was not part of the national team.
João Saldanha was a communist. He didn't like the dictatorship,
so he said "He chooses the ministers and I choose the national team."
The president said "I am the president, Take this man away and get another one."
There were several problems that led to his leaving.
One of them involved Pelé.
He said he was blind and therefore couldn't play.
It was front-page news at the time.
Roberto Rivelino Brazilian International The team worked as a whole, and Pelé was part of that.
Of course, the fact that he was a genius made a difference.
But he didn't make a point of being part of every play,
and he wasn't the deciding factor in all of the games.
We never depended on Pelé, or Jairzinho and Gerson.
It was a marvellous group that worked well together.
Zagallo came into the dressing room, screaming and swearing at everybody.
"We're going to lose if we carry on playing like this. We're the better team."
"Wake up! Come on, let's play. What's going on? What are you worried about?"
He was furious after that first half!
I knew that Italy played man-to-man,
closely following the players.
I said to the players that there would be times
when they could create new space for attacks.
Especially with Facchetti, who followed Jairzinho everywhere on the pitch.
That opened up space for Carlos Alberto Torres.
For me, the best team I have seen is Brazil 1970.
The team of 1970 was simply fantastic.
The team of 1958 had a few reasonable players, but they weren't as good.
Washington Rodrigues Commentator, Brazil They did have exceptional players such as Pelé and Garrincha,
but the team of 1970 was the best. I've never seen a team better than them.
Why do people choose 1970? Because television broadcast all of the matches.
But compare the two teams.
Just Fontaine French International You can compare the two forward lines,
but the defences? There is no comparison.
If I had to choose between the two,
to take one with me to a desert island.
I would chose the team of 1958.
This team was more cohesive,
with greater technical ability.
It also has a virtue that the team of 1970 doesn't have:
it was the first to win the World Cup.
It is like the first kiss which one never forgets.
That gives it a certain aura, something mystical.
Juca Kfouri Journalist, Brazil When God created the world, he started with Europe -
countries like Italy, England, Germany and Spain.
After God created South America, he said
"I will give this place I now call Brazil the best football players in the world."
Listening to this, the English, Italians, Spanish and Germans
complained to God "Why should Brazil have the best players?"
"Stay calm, because I will also give to them the worst football administrators."
Santos were considered the best team in the whole world.
We were ambassadors for Latin football.
I think Santos did more to promote Brazil than any other team.
Wherever we went, the Brazilian flag was there.
It was a great era.
Today, most of the Brazilian teams have financial problems.
The time is long overdue to organise football properly.
Brazil no longer has a team that simply beats everyone else.
If we don't take action very soon, football in Brazil will die.
São Paulo has changed a lot. It is now a concrete jungle.
When I was young, there were lots of spaces to play football.
In this region where I grew up, there were three or four football fields.
lt's a shame, because that's where good players come from.
Football is becoming a sport of the middle class,
where children play football in special schools.
A great part of the Brazilian population does not have access to schools.
and if they do, the schools don't teach football.
There is a gradual whitening of Brazilian football,
and that is very bad from a talent point of view
and for integration.
Ronaldo Brazilian International For me it was a very important step.
Playing in European football, I have learnt a lot.
I knew what I wanted to do,
and that was to be part of the Spanish or Italian leagues.
I prefer 'futebol arte' - football for goals, offensive football.
After all, the main purpose of football is to score goals.
A means of representing our culture
Sócrates Brazilian International is essential to us.
In the time I have been involved in football,
Telê Santana is the coach who has always searched for the best way
for Brazilian football to express the culture of its people.
Telê Santana Former Brazil Coach I think that football played in this way -
'futebol arte' -
I think it is better
than 'futebol de resultados'.
Football has to be played in a style
where all the players are involved,
and not just one or two.
Brazil didn't play European-style football.
Carlos Alberto Parreira Former Brazil Coach We were still a Brazilian Brazil, with one extra concern:
not about defending, as many people say, but recovering the ball.
We worried about recovering the ball because we were only good with possession.
The team was not a defensive team - it knew how to defend in an organised way.
There was a tactical package.
We always played four in a line, marked in zones, and didn't start attacks with long balls.
When we had the ball, it was Brazilian football.
When we didn't, it was organised football. not European football -
we never marked man-to-man, we marked in zones, we marked the space.
This is characteristic of Brazilian football, it is characteristic of the Brazilian school.
Aimé Jacquet Former France Coach What motivation!
What natural motivation!
Even in the pre-match preparation!
One hour before the match, it is announced that Ronaldo is not playing.
"No, that is not possible. It is not possible."
Laurent Blanc, who was with me helping because he was suspended,
said "Coach, he is going to play." We knew he was going to play.
Nothing could unsettle our preparation because of the spirit of the team.
We were totally focused on the game. and at midday I got up and had lunch.
But I didn't feel well, my body felt strange.
I went to the clinic for some tests and then went to the stadium.
I was assured that everything was fine and that I could play.
He said "Zagallo, I'm OK. Five or six hours ago I wasn't feeling well."
"But now the tests have been done, I feel OK. Don't stop me from playing."
In that game, the inexplicable thing was the apathy.
It was as if the team had taken a sleeping pill.
Not a single reaction.
There was a pact not to tell what really happened, and that prevails,
because none of the players tell the story.
It is said that there was a fight involving several players in the changing room.
That destroyed the team's attitude,
and, coming onto the pitch, they were emotionally destabilised.
There will never be another Pelé.
Because God created one Pelé, one Beethoven, one Michelangelo.
But there is another reason also.
There will never be another Pelé because my parents closed the factory.
You understand what I mean?