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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Brazilian Culture: Sports

An introductory guide to library and online resources for Brazilian Culture.

Research materials

Doing research on recreation or sport in Brazil? Contact or visit the Applied Health Sciences Library. You may also contact Prof. Sotomayor who is a scholar on Latin American and Caribbean Sport and Olympism.

Get started by searching the online catalog by subject or keyword for:

Soccer Brazil

Sport Brazil

Futebol Brasil

English/Portuguese Soccer Vocabulary


Online Sports News

In Portuguese

In English

See also Magazines & Newspapers

Upcoming International Sporting Events in Brazil

Brazilian Soccer (football) Organizations

Confederação Brasileira de Futebol - The official Brazilian Football Association website.

The Brazilian football league system has four tiers. There are also state championships. Within the Confederação Brasileira de Futebol, there are over 780 football clubs .