There is a poem engraved on the Statue of Liberty that sounds out a stirring welcome to immigrants to the USA. “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” reads its most quoted line (and who am I to avoid the beaten path?).
If the Campeonato Brasileiro had its own symbolic gatekeeper, it may utter something similar. “Bring us your teenagers, your aching veterans and your faded stars,” perhaps.
A glance at one of the strikers currently lighting up the league may even prompt them to add another demographic: “Oh, and your overweight too.”
In my latest article for WhoScored, I profile Goiás striker Walter, who is enjoying a fine season despite being a touch on the rotund side. Read it here.