Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Happy birthday Santos Football Club



Santos Football Club – the home of Pelé  – is 100 years old and to celebrate this milestone, the club commissioned artist Paulo Consentino to overhaul the outside of club’s wall, in a suitably arty manner. The result was unveiled this week and looks rather impressive. It’s a mural marking 100 different people or moments associated with CT Rei Pelé (the official name of the club) over the last 100 years. What I particularly like about the project is the community aspect behind it. Consentino worked with 30 volunteers to create the wall and it looks like it was loads of fun – take a look at the video. Wish I’d been there.


  1. Do you think Brazil will stick with their much-criticised 4-2-2-2 formation when they play in the Olympics? It didn't seem to work in the Copa America. Be interested to hear your thoughts.

  2. So, I've asked my football contacts, and here is what one football expert said:
    “I think everyone was surprised by their poor showing at the Copa America. But hopefully the Olympics will give some of the younger players a chance to shine – players like Ramirez who’s been in stunning form recently at Chelsea and I know everybody is excited about seeing Neymar perform on a world stage. Cue ludicrous bids from the likes of Man City!”