A chronicle of the people, matches, and world events that shaped the South American men's Brazilian soccer team known as Flamengo, from its founding in 1912 to today.
Part of the Soccer Champions series
Few sports offer matches as dramatic--and histories as rich--as soccer. From gutsy underdogs and dazzling triumphs to bitter rivalries and crushing losses, this series invites fans to witness the world events, last-minute goals, and diving saves that shaped some of the planet's greatest football clubs. Recaps of memorable matches offer action-packed background, while biographical profiles introduce the legendary playmakers and coaches who earned legions of fans around the globe and showed what it takes to be true Soccer Champions.
"This exciting book chronicles the people, matches and world events that have shaped the South American men's Brazilian soccer team known as Flamengo. Flamengo, started in 1912, is still active today. Its players and fans are known for their loyalty and zest for the game of soccer. The book highlights famous players such as Zico, who played for both the Brazilian national team and Flamengo. Bright pictures, photographs, charts and graphs add great detail to this nonfiction text. A timeline of memorable Flamengo matches (such as the 1995 Flamengo vs. Fluminense game) is located in the back of the book, along a list of famous "footballers." Addresses for websites readers can use to learn more and an index to help readers quickly get reference material needed for book reports and projects. Flamengo is a must-read for young soccer players and fans ages nine to fourteen." –Children's Literature, September 2021