The Gringo in Bahia

The Gringo in Bahia – Brazilian Players Beauty Contest

The Gringo in Bahia – Brazilian Players Beauty Contest

Since Bahia started the second round of the Campeonato Brasileiro, our team has had some very impressive results. After victories over Santos and Sao Paulo, we drew with the then league leaders and team of Ronaldinho, Atletico Mineiro. Next we beat Vasco da Gama by the score of 4-0 and most recently we drew Sport [...]

By September 16, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
The Gringo in Bahia: Battling Neymar

The Gringo in Bahia: Battling Neymar

There are few teams in the world with a better pedigree than Brazil’s Santos FC. And there are even fewer players with as much name recognition as their forward Neymar. In our 3-1 road win against Santos last week, the starlet was generous enough to leave me a souvenir: unfortunately it was a black eye. The [...]

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The Gringo in Bahia: Beauty of Salvador

The Gringo in Bahia: Beauty of Salvador

In April 2011, I arrived at Esporte Clube Bahia to find a club that was restructuring itself after a few years of playing in the lower leagues of the Brazilian Championship. I encountered a group of players, staff and directors that, with hard work, are returning to the team back to greatness. For most of [...]

The Gringo in Bahia – Not for the weak

The Gringo in Bahia – Not for the weak

Brazilian soccer is known worldwide for the national team’s World Cup titles and superstars playing for the biggest clubs in the world.But today I’ll write about the heavy game load professionals in Brazil must endure compared to the rest of the world. The number of games in Brazil overwhelms the calendars of fans and players [...]

The Gringo in Bahia – Olympic Glory

The Gringo in Bahia – Olympic Glory

Today, my profession is strictly football, but I have always liked and played many sports throughout my life. Apart from my participation in football, I played tennis and even took part in some swimming competitions during my youth. My past experience in various sports must be why I am greatly enjoying this year’s Olympic games [...]

The Gringo in Bahia:  International Competition

The Gringo in Bahia: International Competition

Back after a very successful first week, I was extremely happy with the results and feedback from my post.  Many friends, fans and other players called me to congratulate me and to say they had enjoyed reading it, while others said they need to study more English before being able to read my column in [...]

The Gringo in Bahia:  Let me introduce myself

The Gringo in Bahia: Let me introduce myself

Nice to meet you … I am Danny Morais, a 27 year-old Brazilian football player, currently playing with Esporte Clube Bahia of the Serie A.  I was born and raised in the southern city of Porto Alegre but now I’m with the largest and most famous club in the Northeast of Brazil. For those fans [...]