I am sure that you know the Flamengo, one of the biggest football teams of Brazil.
But only if you are a really football fan, you will know another big Brazilian team and one of the most polemic teams also from Brazil – Corinthians or how we call it Timão.
Corinthians is the football club with more than 100 years of existence. It has their own stadium (which held the last World Cup opening) in Itaquera the east part of São Paulo.
As I born and was raised in Itaquera, Corinthians has been part of my life and gave me very good things to remember about my childhood.
Their fans are very passionate and literally kill in name of this love!
Also they support the Escola de Samba ( “samba school ” during carnival, called Gaviões da Fiel. Which for me is one of the greatest ever, with their excited vocalist and unique melodies.
My father was a huge fan of Corinthians and we would never miss a game. But after my father passed way, my sisters changed the teams their support, I kept it neutral but when I see their game if fires my heart and remind me the great moments we had as a family.
This year during my visit to Brazil, I had the opportunity to visit their stadium which has a beautiful museum and got to learn a bit more about my team “de coração”.
If you have the opportunity, check them out and maybe visit also the stadium on your next visit to São Paulo.