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).
Second Goal project
The development programme launched for the Brazilian association in project 1 is to be continued in project 2 by building or renovating a total of 20 new classrooms all around the country. Training has hitherto been focused on coaches but will be extended to include a large-scale development programme for referees. The project, intended both as infrastructure and as a development project, was approved by the Goal Bureau on 15 March 2006 and will be funded entirely by the Goal programme.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
20 classrooms all over the country as an extension of the Brazilian coaching academy in Rio de Janeiro
Project approved on
15 March 2006
Opened on 10 April 2008
Financed by
Goal USD 400000 Total cost USD 400,000