Fans of the great Brazilian teams will have to strain to understand a little Spanish in the interviews of the players in 2012. The strength of our currency, together with the implementation of the 2014 World Cup here, has attracted several players who stand out in the South American clubs. Currently there are 29 athletes from countries of South America acting in 12 major Brazilian clubs, against and only two in 2002.
The Argentines are the majority (14 of 29 South ameircanos, see table below). The explanation for the arrival of so many athletes from neighboring countries is related to the high wages paid in our country. “Today, our currency is very strong. The amounts paid in other countries are far below here. Even in Argentina, wages are much lower. So there is this facility to import. When a proposal arrives in Brazil they rarely refuse, “explains the president of the Cruise, Gilvan Tavares de Pinho.
The wage gap is truly impressive. The Argentine Martinuccio, highlight the last in Peñarol Libertadores, received about 30 thousand dollars per month on the Uruguayan club. In Fluminense, the player receives six times more (around 180 thousand dollars a month). If in his first season did not convince in 2012 Martinuccio expected to justify the investment.
Praise their fellow Brazilians who speak Spanish. The International has a tradition of investing in South American athletes in recent years (the current cast includes three Argentines: Guiñazu, Bolatti and D’Alessandro). The defender Bolivar highlights the key features of “gringos.”
“These are players who spend 90 minutes in the game. The creative industries have a lot of technical quality, as D’Alessandro, Montillo, which are expensive to make a difference. The wheels, as Bolatti and Guiñazu, indulge too much. The mark is strong, their dedication is maximum. This makes the fans admire them so much, they have an extra punch, “said Bolivar.
The steering wheel Colombian Diego Arias arrived at the cruise earlier this year. Arias was in Greek football and believes that acting in Brazilian football more likely to return to the selection of their country, since the visibility here was greater with the World Cup.
“I see that the main reason to play in Brazil is that Brazilians are very competitive tournaments attract the eyes of other countries, is a very strong bond. Obviously the eyes of the footballing world are made in Brazil, which will make the World Cup in 2014. I’m sure we’ll have a ‘plus’ for players who play in the Brazilian league, “says the Colombian.