Football in Brazil
Football and Brazilian life go hand in hand. Brazil have won the FIFA World Cup? five times (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002), the FIFA World Youth Championship three times (1983, 1985, 1993) and the FIFA U-17 World Championship once (1999). The only honour on the world stage to have eluded Brazil so far is the Olympic Football Tournament. Brazil is unsurpassed as a breeding ground for famous players - no other country can match its record. Small wonder that the country leads the way with regard to the number of players gracing leagues abroad. Several coaches have accepted positions in the Gulf and have subsequently led their charges to continental and intercontinental triumphs. Intriguingly, the same coaches have often returned to train the Brazilian national team (Zagallo 1970, 1998; Parreira 1994, 2006).
The first Goal Project
On 15 October 2003, the Goal Bureau approved a project to build a training centre for football coaches run by the Brazilian FA. This centre in Teresopolis, Rio de Janeiro, will help fill a gap that has existed in this top football nation for many years.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
Training centre in Teresopolis, Rio de Janeiro
Project approved
15 October 2003
Opened on 1 February 2005
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 Association USD 60,157 Total cost USD 460,157