Robinho visits his former teammates after Atletico Mineiro won the game

Robinho, who started his career with Santos, visited his former team after their game against Atletico Mineiro.

Robinho was rested for this game by Atletico’s coach as he feels that the forward player needed a breather.

Robinho, who enjoyed a cult status at Santos, spent around 15 minutes in the lockers as he greeted and talked with everyone. The match ended with a defeat for Santos at the hands of Robinho’s current club, and the latter was keen to encourage his former teammates.

Robinho met with his close friend Gabriel Barbosa, who currently play for Santos. They both were quite close before Robinho left the club for Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande. Barbosa joked that they wanted him to play on their side if they wanted to have a chance to beat Atletico Mineiro. He added that he was really pleased to see Robinho and that even if they play for different clubs, they have a strong friendship.

Robinho came back to Santos after leaving Milan in 2014 and stayed for one year. He managed to make 41 appearances for them and scored 17 goals during the process. In 2015, he will sign a short-term deal with Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande where he will manage to make 11 appearances for them and scored 3 goals.


Ex-Real Madrid sensation, Robson de Souza popularly called Robinho could not inspire his team, Atletico Moneiro, as they lost to fellow Copa Libertadores squad, Independiente del Valle.

The talented Brazilian veteran played as a left winger in the match, as he usually switched between left winger and supporting striker position for the Brazilian outfit. The forward who has not scored any goal his season for his club side was warned with a yellow card in the match before being substituted after the break in the 66th minute.

Of five matches, Atletico Moneiro have played this season, Robinho has only played in three; he was not in the squad in the other two matches in the Copa Libertadores but he played in the FIFA Club World Cup late last year. In the tournament, of three games, the very talented player, played a match, sat through the one against UEFA Champions, Barcelona but wasn’t in the squad in the final game against Sanfrecce where they lost 2-1.

Last month, Barcelona star, Neymar Jr. told Goal that his greatest football idol remained Brazil World Cup winner Robinho.

“I started playing football in a school back in Sao Vincente when I was five years old, going towards six. Those were my first steps, among those kids, and then I kept going.” The striker started.

“But when I started following Santos, Robinho was my favorite player. He is my greatest idol. Today, I have a lot of them, after learning more about football, but back then I was a huge fan of Robinho’s,” Neymar added.

After a disastrous start of season, Advocaat wants a few more signings

Sunderland’s 3 opening matches of the season has seen them facing off with Leicester City, Norwich City and Swansea City. From all of those games, Sunderland sustained 2 defeats and had to settle with a draw against Swansea City, Dick Advocaat wants to bounce back from this disappointing start of the season and he thinks that signing new players can help them to recover.

Dick Advocaat is not happy about the state of his team and has even launched a hint at a possible departure from Sunderland unless the owner of the club meets his demands in relation to signing new players and reinforcing his squad which has been struggling so much in recent times.

“We have to improve and we can only improve if we get some other players in. We really need two or three more players. I have told everyone and I will keep saying it until the last day but not much has happened.

The Dutch manager continued on by praising the Sporting Director Lee Congerton but he did not mention the club owner Ellis Short as Dick Advocaat continued on by saying: ‘’Lee Congerton  is doing a great job with little money. We really appreciate what he has done so far  but we need more.”

During the 2014-15 Premier League season, Sunderland finished at the 16th spot as they collected a total of 22 points and managed to save themselves from the relegation zone by only a few points. Dick Advocaat wants to avoid going through another relegation threatening season such as the previous one and he believes that he can avoid it but he needs more signings that can reinforce his team.

Evergrande are reportedly close to announcing the signing of superstar Robinho

Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande are reportedly close to announcing the signing of former Manchester City and Real Madrid superstar Robinho.

The 31-year-old recently announced that he would be leaving Santos yet again. Robinho has spent the last four seasons at the Brazilian club in some form or the other. It was widely thought that he would move to Santos on a permanent basis after engineering his exit from AC Milan much sooner than his contract had been stipulated. The recent boom in Brazilian football would also allow Santos to pay his astronomical wages, but that has been a major twist in the tale after Santos have lost out on his permanent signature.

It is still not clear as to why Robinho decided to quit Brazilian football once again, but he will now be playing forGuangzhou Evergrande. This will put him far from the prying eyes of the media for the time being. One of the major factors that led to his move toGuangzhou Evergrande is the presence of coach Luiz Felipe Scolari. The former Brazil national team boss holds a special relationship with some of the key Brazil players and this includes Robinho. His presence only recently helped the Chinese outfit sign Paulinho from Tottenham.

Robinho frustated after Salary not paid by his Club

Robinho, as some other Santos Footballers, is frustrated that his salary is not being paid by the club on a regular basis.

Robinho is the most expensive player that Santos has got right now. He is not a permanent part of the club though. He’s there on loan.

Santos has faced quite a few economic issues in the recent months. They have not been able to find a sponsor for the jersey of the senior team in the ongoing season. The empty stands during the matches have not helped them either.

Quite a few Peixe players have complained about their salaries remaining unpaid and a couple have even taken legal action against their employers.

Robinho brought back by Santos to motivate Young Players

Santos brought back their sensation Robinho back from European football and this seems to have had a positive effect on the young players at the club.

The Brazilian outfit have one of the best academies in this region.Gabriel Barbosa Gabigol is seen as the club’s best young talent and he says that it is a pleasure to play alongside Robinho once again. The former Real Madrid and Manchester City forward is held in high regard in these parts. Even though his career has not exactly panned the way as he would have hoped in the last few years, Robinho is the Brazil international who is valued highly.

Gabriel Barbosa Gabigol says that playing along with the striker has helped him learn a number of new things in the game. He is also happy that Robinho is extremely down-to-earth despite being a great player. Robinho is looking unlikely to stay at Santos for much longer. He may depart for the MLS with Orlando City showing an interest in him. The newlyformed MLS franchise recently snapped up Robinho’s Brazilian teammate Kaka, who is now the league’s highest earning player. Robinho could soon be playing alongside him in Miami, but the likes ofGabigol have not given up hope.

“I’ve never imagined that we could once play together. That is a dream coming true. He’s a very nice person, so playing with him is a real pleasure for me. I learn a lot from Robinho.He’s a good teacher and show me that I can try to improve myself every day. He works even when he’s on vacation. He’s a real idol to the young players here. I hope he will stay with us for a long time so we can keep learning a lot from him,” said Gabriel Barbosa Gabigol in an interview.

Robinho Future In Doubt

Robinho, the story of the player that could never live up to the expectations that was born some years ago when the Brazilian signed his first professional contract with Santos in 2002 and his consistent series of performances lured the attention of Real Madrid as they signed him for €24 million at the age of 21.

From there on out everything was a downhill spiral as the Brazilian player didn’t live up to what fans and managers of the club where he was performing in was expecting for a player that Pele once considered being as his successor.

Robinho is currently playing for his childhood club Santos FC on a one year long loan deal and after that contract expires he will be return to Ac.Milan.

Questions begin to emerge concerning the return of Robinho to the Italian side Ac.Milan as he does is not in the near future plans of the ongoing manager Filippo Inzaghi. Inzaghi is starting to build a new Ac.Milan and Robinho plays no part in it.

Even the agent of Robinho, Marisa Ramos remains uncertain about the future of her client when his current deal with Santos reaches its end, it’s like no one is sure about what is going to happen to the player that dazzled the world during the early stages of his career but came crashing down from there on out.

Earlier in the month of August, the representative of Robinho spoke about the current situation that the Brazilian is going through as she went on and said: “It is still too early to talk about Robinho, but technically it is correct that he could return to Milan. Were his loan not to be extended by Santos then he would return to the Rossoneri in 12 months’ time.”

The new coach of Brazil, Dunga recently called up Robinho and placed him into the Brazilian squad that played against Colombia in a friendly match but that was the only appearance that Robinho has made since November 19 as he fallen behind the pecking order of his country with other players being chosen ahead of him on a usual basis.

Rui Costa Expects Markovic To Become Major Player

Benfica’s sporting director Rui Costa says that he expects Liverpool’s Lazar Markovic to become a major player in the Premier league. Liverpool recently spent £ 20 million in getting the Serbian international from Benfica. The 20-year-old is regarded as one of the finest young talents in world football, but clubs have been sceptical about taking him on board due to his injury record in recent seasons. Ahead of the transfer, manager Brendan Rodgers raised the benchmark by saying that Markovic is one of the three players – along with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo – to have taken him by storm.

Markovic will be coming into a Liverpool team that has just lost Luis Suarez. Hence, the winger is expected to supply ammunition only for the likes of Daniel Sturridge and Ricki Lambert. Markovic recently made his debut for the team against Olympiakos in a friendly match. After having been a star for the Portuguese national team and Fiorentina, Costa knows what it takes to be a success in football. He says that Markovic has all the ingredients to be a star in the future. After finishing second in the Premier League last season, Liverpool have spent close to £ 100 million in improving the squad.

Markovic is expected to be included in the first-team straightaway. “What I will remember most about the transfer is how thankful and emotional he was when we told him Liverpool had met his release clause and that was going to allow him to sign for Liverpool. I believe he will never forget the time he spent with us at Benfica. Markovic is a huge talent and I believe his speed and skills can make a difference in the Premier League. He is not a physical player but he has the ability and the flexibility to escape defenders easily,” said Costa.

Robinho Optimistic About Brazilian Squad Placement

Despite not having the greatest of seasons, Robinho is optimistic about getting selected in the Brazilian squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup.

The AC Milan striker has found the back of the net only on 4 occasions for his club in the season so far, but, he believes that his experience and his past performances would help him in securing a place in the national team.

Robinho’s mediocre form has affected Milan’s overall performance too as the Rossoneri find themselves outside the top 10 in the Serie A points table at the moment.

Talking to a Radio Network yesterday, Robinho said, “Whenever I have got the opportunity to represent my national side, I have tried to do my best and I have been fairly successful. So, hopefully, I would be able to break into that (World Cup) squad.”

Robinho is, however, not the only experienced Brazilian player who is hoping to get into the World Cup team somehow. Alexandro Pato is another one who is very keen to do that.

Although Pato is only 24 years of age but, he has been playing for Brazil since the last 6 years now. So, he has got a lot of exposure at the international level and can be termed “experienced”.

Pato who is a Corinthians player is playing for Sao Paulo on loan this season. He has featured for them in only a couple of games and has already stuck once. If he keeps up this kind of form in the upcoming matches, he has a good chance of being selected in the Brazilian squad and the young forward knows that pretty well.

Speaking to the press, Pato said, “Yes, as any other player, I also want to be picked for the world cup, but, I am aware that I would have to play well for that to happen.”

Robinho to miss Atletico Madrid match

Robinho would reportedly miss out on the upcoming Champions League Atletico Madrid match given injury issues. The match falls on the 16 Round of the championship and is very critical for Robinho’s esteemed Italian club AC Milan.

The club has already confirmed about Robinho’s non-availability for the match.

“Robinho is down with a bad muscular wound in left thigh. The forward would be going for further tests in the coming week”, stated the AC Milan announcement.

Robinho’s injuries are pretty serious at the moment and the Brazilian international would be missing out on Milan’s very crucial Series A game against Bologna as well which is scheduled for mid-February. If he is not ready by the end of the month, Robinho won’t be able to participate in the Sampodria event dated for February 23.

It seems that the forward’s fate is dependent on the test results. If the tests exhibit grave injury issues, Robinho is most likely be unavailable for Milan’s high profile game against Juventus which is scheduled for early March.

The player is serious passing through a bad phase in his career and it’s unfortunate time for his club as well since Robinho is undoubtedly one of the best strikers & his presence would be much missed.

The forward has been a regular feature for Rossoneri this session, with eighteen appearances in domestic division. The Brazilian scored 3 goals & offered 5 assists this time.

He has even netted in the European competition once this year yet won’t be able to inspire his squad during their Atletico match.

Clarence Seedorf might view the Brazilian’s injury as right timing to attempt for some tactical alteration. Kaka might be the most possible choice to fill up the void created by his famous countryman.