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The Boy in Brazil: Living, Loving and Learning in the Land of Football By Seth Burkett

The Boy in Brazil: Living, Loving and Learning in the Land of Football
by Seth Burkett

A charming and insightful account of life as the only English professional footballer in Brazil, host nation of the 2014 World Cup finals.
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When Seth Burkett travelled to Brazil for a youth tournament with his local team Stamford, he was stunned by what happened next. Spotted by a scout, he accepted an offer to join Sorriso Esporte Clube in the central state of Mato Grosso and became a media celebrity as well as the only English professional in the football-crazy country. THE BOY IN BRAZIL is a charming and insightful account of his magical season in the sun as an 18-year-old in Sorriso - Portuguese for smile - and takes a bittersweet look at the beautiful game and cultural concerns of the vibrant nation which would host the 2014 World Cup finals. On his journey from boy to man, he would discover an uncanny and unexpected family link to the foundation of the sport in Brazil. He would also come to see, through a tragedy in Sorriso and the sad fate of its football club, that a childhood dream joyously fulfilled also had a dark side. SHORTLISTED: Best football book, Cross Pens British Sports Book Awards 2015.

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Sku
GOR006485133
Title
The Boy in Brazil: Living, Loving and Learning in the Land of Football
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Floodlit Dreams Ltd
Year published
Number of pages
240
ISBN 10
0992658527
ISBN 13
9780992658526
Prizes
N/A
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