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Author Archive for Josué Seixas

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Felipe: the Atlético Madrid player who owes his career to a highlights DVD

Felipe compiled his own best bits DVD to attract interest from a second tier club in Brazil. Now he’s in the Champions LeagueBy Josué Seixas for Yellow and Green FootballAtlético Madrid have dealt with their fair share of heartbreak in recent years, es…

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Gabriel Jesus: ‘I feel I am playing well, but I need to improve my finishing’

The Manchester City striker on his early memories of football in Brazil, his greatest moment as a player and the title raceBy Josué Seixas for Yellow and Green FootballMost Brazilians remember the first time they saw the Seleção lift a trophy. For Gabr…

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Oscar: ‘I would like to return to Chelsea to end my career’

Oscar reminisces about playing with Didier Drogba, working with José Mourinho and making eight slide tackles in one gameBy Josué Seixas for Yellow and Green FootballOscar left home very early in his life for football. And the further he went in his car…

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The making of Gabriel: the skinny kid who went from Avaí to Arsenal

When Gabriel signed for his first club as a teenager, he only lasted a week. But he kept fighting and never gave up his dreamBy Josué Seixas for Yellow and Green FootballGabriel Magalhães had to travel nearly 500 miles for the trial that changed his li…

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Vinícius Júnior: ‘I hope I can make every Brazilian cheer for me one day’

Vinícius Júnior has joined the list of Brazilians who have won La Liga at Real Madrid. He wishes everyone could enjoy his riseBy Josué Seixas for Yellow and Green FootballVinícius Júnior played football incessantly as a kid. He still does. At the begin…

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Bruno Guimarães was ready to quit football. Now he is a Brazil player

After rejections from Flamengo, Fluminense and Botafogo, Guimarães decided to call it a day. But his dad kept pushing himBy Josué Seixas for Yellow and Green FootballWhen Bruno Guimarães was considering a move to Europe, he was not short of options. Be…

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The making of Roberto Firmino, by his earliest mentors in Brazil

A teammate, a coach and a teacher reflect on how Firmino left ‘a dangerous reality to conquer the world through sport’By Josué Seixas for Yellow & Green FootballOn a mundane Monday in 2001, Adriana Leite was sitting in her classroom in Maceió, a ci…