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

Seth Burkett

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From the publisher:

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.

The author:

Seth Burkett is a graduate of Loughborough University and an England futsal international. This is his first book. THE BOY IN BRAZIL is edited by award-winning sports writer Ian Ridley under the imprint of Floodlit Dreams, and was shortlisted in the Best Football Book category of the Cross Pens British Sports Book Awards, 2015.

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Floodlit Dreams
20 x 13 cm
Paperback
240 pages
April 2014
English
9780992658526