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.

2 comments:

  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.

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  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!”

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