Monday, August 6, 2018

The First International Match of …..-Part 5 (Brazil, 1914)


In its early days Brazilian Football was beset by state rivalries (mainly Rio and São Paulo) all vying for dominance. On April 22, 1913, Paulistano with other clubs formed the Assistação Paulista de Esportes Athleticos (APEA). In 1914, the dispute escalated between the Paulista Foot-Ball League (LPF) and APEA. The entities begin to dispute among themselves as to who would found the first national entity.
In Rio de Janeiro, the clubs took advantage of the dispute (and with the support of APEA) formed the Liga Metropolitana de Sports Athleticos (LMSA) and named Alvaro Zamith as its first President. On June 8, 1914, at the headquarters of the Federação Brasileira das Sociedades de Remo, the entities (LMSA and APEA) founded the Federação Brasileira de Sports (FBS). The meeting was attended by the following: Automovel Clube Brasileiro, Comissão Central de Concursos Hipicos (Central Committee of Contests), Clube Ginastico Portuges (Portuguese Gymnastics Club), Centro Hipico Brasileiro, Joquei Clube Brasileiro, Iate Clube Brasileiro and Aero Clube Brasileiro. At this same meeting these entities created the Comite Olimpico Brasileiro (Brazilian Olympic Committee) (COB) and the Federação Brasileira de Sports Terrestres (Brazilian Federation of Terrestrial Sports) (FBST).
The first objective was to participate in the Olympic Games, and the second to focus on land sports.

Around this time, the English Professional club Exeter City were touring Argentina in June/July 1914. The Argentine Football Community had sent an invitation to its English counterpart to face a ‘Representative’ English side to face local teams. Apparently Nottingham Forest and Southampton were considered by the FA but both turned down the request.
Exeter City at the time were in the Southern League and accepted to tour.
The Exeter City squad (that included 15 players) boarded a ship at the Southampton docks on May 22nd to embark on a Tour of Argentina that would eventually lead them to the unplanned destination of Brazil and Rio 18 days later.
Exeter City Manager Arthur Chadwick did not travel as he was ill, but Club Chairman Michael McGahey and a number of Directors accompanied the team.

 
Photo From: Seleccao Brasileira -90 Anos 1914-2004, Authors Antonio Carlos Napoleao, Roberto Assaf

(A poster of Exeter City promoting their three matches in Brazil)

In a stop over at Santos (at Sao Paulo) the English party were met with legal troubles when they were all arrested after swimming on a beach where swimming was banned and charged with public indecency.
The intervention of a British Diplomat and an understanding local police commissioner resolved the matter and the complaint was dismissed and they were able to board their ship on time.
From there, Exeter reached its destination in Argentina and played in eight friendly matches. It was on their trip back that they received an invitation to play matches in Brazil. Initially, friendly matches were also proposed in Sao Paulo but those were scrapped due to time constraints.
This was the first time that a Professional Team had played in Brazil and the local Press played up that fact in their promoting and the subsequent reporting of the encounter.
Their arrival created quite a commotion and people would spend hours in front of their lodgings, the Hotel dos Estrangeiros, located in Praca Jose de Alencar.
A source recounts this anecdote: A Portuguese owner of a bar near the hotel of the Exeter players served Orange juice to three Exeter players. He then auctioned off the chairs, table and the cups and managed to raise a considerable sum.
The FBS decided to select a representative squad of the best in the Nation (that is in Rio and Sao Paulo) to face the English.
As was the custom in those days, there was no Manager and the team was selected by a committee.
The eleven players called up included seven from Rio and four from Sao Paulo.
On July 19th, the announcement was made that the Paulista contingent would join the squad at Rio.
One of the Paulista players’ was Arthur Freidenreich, considered to be the greatest Brazilian player of this era.

Photo From: Seleccao Brasileira -90 Anos 1914-2004, Authors Antonio Carlos Napoleao, Roberto Assaf
(The four Sao Paulo players: Sylvio Lagreca, Ruebn Salles, Arthur Freidenreich and Formiga, July 21, 1914, Brazil 2-Exeter City 0)


Some of the players had difficulty getting time off from work (remember amateurs), as a result the APEA treasurer changed the dates of the two final matches to be able include the Paulistas. The players were to play a League match and then take the overnight train to Rio.
The match was to be refereed by Harry Robinson, an Englishman living in Brazil. In some sources he is said to have been in contact with the Exeter hierarchy and negotiated the matches.

The first Brazil Lineup:
Marcos Carneiro de Mendonça  (Fluminense Football Club- Rio de Janeiro) (December 25, 1894, Cataguases-October 19, 1988, Rio de Janeiro)
Píndaro de Carvalho Rodrigues (Clube de Regatas Flamengo- Rio de Janeiro)  (June 1, 1892, São Paulo - August 30, 1965, Rio de Janeiro)
Emmanuel Augusto Nery (Clube de Regatas Flamengo- Rio de Janeiro)  (December 25, 1892, Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro, November 5, 1927, Rio de Janeiro)
Sylvio Lagreca (Associação Atlética São Bento -São Paulo) (June 16, 1895, Piracicaba - São Paulo - April 29, 1966, São Paulo)
Rubens de Moraes Salles
(Clube Atlético Paulistano- São Paulo) (October 14, 1891, São Manuel- São Paulo - July 21, 1934, São Paulo)
Rolando de Lamare (Botafogo Football Club- Rio de Janeiro) (November 10, 1888, Belém - July 20, 1963, Rio de Janeiro)
Abelardo de Lamare (Botafogo Football Club- Rio de Janeiro) (November 26, 1892, Bethlehem – October 10, 1979, Rio de Janeiro)
Oswaldo Gomes
(Fluminense Football Club- Rio de Janeiro)   (April 30, 1888, Rio de Janeiro - July 5, 1963, Rio de Janeiro)
Artur Friedenreich (Clube Atlético Ypiranga- São Paulo) (July 18, 1892, São Paulo - September 6, 1969, São Paulo)
Osman Medeiros (América Football Club-Mesquita,
Rio de Janeiro)  (1896, Rio de Janeiro – 1929, Curitiba)
Afrodísio Camargo Formiga Xavier (Clube Atlético Ypiranga- São Paulo)  (March 9, 1895, São Paulo - July 30, 1974, São Paulo)

Thus was born the first ever Brazilian National Team (Seleção) squad. Whether this is an Official match or not could be debated as it was against a club side.
It must also be pointed that Brazil had already played as ‘Representative XI’ side as early as 1906 vs. South Africa.
Exeter’s ship arrived in Rio on July 17th and would play two friendlies prior to meeting the ‘National Team’. They first defeated an English XI of expatriates (July 18th) in Rio (3-0) and then defeated a Carioca XI selection (5-3) on July 19th. Harry Robinson, the designated referee for the main event, also took part in these two matches as a player (perhaps as a goalkeeper as one source claims that he made saves) for both the English XI of expatriates and Carioca XI selection. (In another source he is shown as one of the scorers of Exeter in the second match, therefore he may have guested for them)

This first historical match of the Seleção was to take place on July 21st, 1914 at Estádio das Laranjeiras (the field of Fluminense), just weeks before Europe would be engulfed in a World War.
There are various estimates for the crowd ranging from 3,000 to 10,000.
Exeter started with Reg Loram in goal (its only amateur) as starting goalkeeper Dick Pym was ill (or injured).
Rolando de Lamare and Abelardo de Lamare became the first ever pair of brothers to represent Brazil when they started this match.



Photo From: (Magazine Source unknown) / Contribution From a blog viewer
(special thanks to Said Lahrass)
(Brazil squad, July 21, 1914, Brazil 2-Exeter City 0)

Photo From: A História Ilustrada do Futebol Brasileiro Livro 1
(Brazil squad, July 21, 1914, Brazil 2-Exeter City 0)

Photo From: Seleccao Brasileira -90 Anos 1914-2004, Authors Antonio Carlos Napoleao, Roberto Assaf
(Brazil squad, July 21, 1914, Brazil 2-Exeter City 0)


Photo From: Seleccao Brasileira -90 Anos 1914-2004, Authors Antonio Carlos Napoleao, Roberto Assaf
(Exeter City squad, July 21, 1914, Brazil 2-Exeter City 0)


Oswaldo Gomes scored the first ever goal of the history of the Brazil National Team in the 15th minute. It was reported that Abelardo Delamare had barged into the English goalkeeper Reg Loram and Oswaldo Gomes had knocked in the loose ball.
Osman would score the second in the 30th minute (in a source it was reported that Arthur Freidnreich had assisted on the goal).
The observers noted that the more Professional British players contested the balls with more determination while the Amateur Brazilians played at a more leisurely pace.
There were a number of noteworthy incidents during the match. Rubens Salles was hit in the ribs; while Arthur Friedenreich lost two teeth and left the field bleeding, but returned after receiving treatment.

Photo From: Seleccao Brasileira -90 Anos 1914-2004, Authors Antonio Carlos Napoleao, Roberto Assaf
(Arthur Freidenreich receiving treatment after losing two teeth, July 21, 1914, Brazil 2-Exeter City 0)


In the middle of the second half, Exeter’s James Lagan and Jack Fort threatened to leave the field, but Jimmy Rigby, the Captain of the team, made them resume.
It is unclear as what was the point of the duo’s grievance.
Rubens Salles, came out as the stand-out for Brazil as when even injured, and as captain showed leadership and drive until the end of the match.
At the end of the match, the jubilant crowd carried the players on their shoulders.
The (2-0) win was regarded as a general surprise as the Brazilians were amateurs playing against Professionals and were probably not favored as result.

Photo From: Seleccao Brasileira -90 Anos 1914-2004, Authors Antonio Carlos Napoleao, Roberto Assaf
(July 21, 1914, Brazil 2-Exeter City 0)


Photo From: Seleccao Brasileira -90 Anos 1914-2004, Authors Antonio Carlos Napoleao, Roberto Assaf
(July 21, 1914, Brazil 2-Exeter City 0)

Photo From: Seleccao Brasileira -90 Anos 1914-2004, Authors Antonio Carlos Napoleao, Roberto Assaf
(July 21, 1914, Brazil 2-Exeter City 0)


Photo From: A História Ilustrada do Futebol Brasileiro Livro 1
(Headlines of the match, July 21, 1914, Brazil 2-Exeter City 0)


Two months later, on September 20th, 1914, Brazil would play its first Official match against another Nation by facing Neighbors Argentina in Buenos Aires at Cancha de Gimnasia y Esgrima.
Argentina won this initial match (3-0). This was followed by the two teams facing one another one week later on September 27th, 1914 at the same venue as part of the Copa Roca. This Cup named after General Julio Roca (Argentina’s Minister of Foreign Relations) was intended to strengthen the sporting relations between the two nations.
Brazil would achieve its first Official victory against another Nation by winning (1-0) through a Rubens Salles goal.


Photo From: Seleccao Brasileira -90 Anos 1914-2004, Authors Antonio Carlos Napoleao, Roberto Assaf
(The Copa Roca)

Photo From: Seleccao Brasileira -90 Anos 1914-2004, Authors Antonio Carlos Napoleao, Roberto Assaf
(Brazilian squad abroad ‘Alcantara’ returning to Brazil from Buenos Aires)


The Brazilian National Team was born but still lagged behind Uruguay and Argentina, who were the giants of the continent for the first half of the Century.
However, within 50 years after this match, Brazil had already won two World Cups and become the legend that it is for the game.
Since then the term Seleção has become part of the lexicon of Football and it all started (initially unplanned) against a little known English side that has mostly been mired in the lower divisions (never rising above the Third Division).

         
Date: July 21, 1914
Competition: Friendly
Result: Brazil 2-Exeter City Football Club-Exeter-Devon (England) 0
Venue: Rio de Janeiro -Estádio das Laranjeiras (Fluminense)
Attendance: 3,000 (5,000 to 10,000 in other estimates)
Referee: Harry Robinson (England)
Goalscorers:
(Brazil): Oswaldo Gomes 15, Osman 30
(Note: in another source the minutes are shown as Oswaldo Gomes 28, Osman 36)
(Exeter City FC): None
Lineups:
Brazil:
Marcos Carneiro de Mendonça  (Fluminense Football Club- Rio de Janeiro)
Píndaro de Carvalho Rodrigues (Clube de Regatas Flamengo- Rio de Janeiro) 
Emmanuel Augusto Nery (Clube de Regatas Flamengo- Rio de Janeiro) 
Sylvio Lagreca (Associação Atlética São Bento -São Paulo)
Rubens de Moraes Salles
(Clube Atlético Paulistano- São Paulo)
Rolando de Lamare (Botafogo Football Club- Rio de Janeiro)
Abelardo de Lamare (Botafogo Football Club- Rio de Janeiro)
Oswaldo Gomes
(Fluminense Football Club- Rio de Janeiro)
Artur Friedenreich (Clube Atlético Ypiranga- São Paulo)
Osman Medeiros (América Football Club-Mesquita,
Rio de Janeiro)
Afrodísio Camargo Formiga Xavier (Clube Atlético Ypiranga- São Paulo) 

Coach: Technical Commission
Captain: Rubens de Moraes Salles

Exeter City FC:
Reg Loram
John Fort
Sam Strettle
Jimmy Rigby
James Lagan
Augustus ‘Gus’ Harding
Harry Holt
Fred Whittaker
William Hunter
William Lovett
Fred Goodwin

Coach: Technical Commission
Captain: Jimmy Rigby



South America Tour of Exeter City 1914 (source RSSSF):

June 14, 1914 (Avellaneda) Combinado Norte 1-Exeter City 0 (A.Ochandío 22)
June 21, 1914 (Avellaneda) Combinado Sur 0 -Exeter City 3 (A.Hunter 8, M.Hoult 28, H.Loveth 79)
June 24, 1914 (Avellaneda) Racing Club 0 -Exeter City 2 (M.Hoult 69, F.Marshall 85)
June 28, 1914 (Rosario) Liga Rosarina 1-Exeter City 3 (M.González 85 / J.Whittaker 2, 63, F.Marshall 52)
June 29, 1914 (Avellaneda) "Combinados" 0-Exeter City 5 (H.Loveth 8, J.Lagan 16, J.Whittaker 20, 26, 58)
July 9, 1914 (Avellaneda) Liga Argentina 0-Exeter City 3 (F.Goodwin 8, N.Hunter 17, 22)
July 11, 1914 (Buenos Aires) Argentina 0-Exeter City 0
July 12, 1914 (Avellaneda) Liga Argentina 1-Exeter City 3 (M.González 84; H.Loveth 5, 56, F.Goodwin 55)
July 18, 1914 (Rio de Janeiro) English Expatriates XI 0-Exeter City 3
July 19, 1914 (Rio de Janeiro) Combinado Río Janeiro 3-Exeter City 5 (Harry Welfare 3 goals / H.Harding, J.Marshall , H.Loveth 2 goals, N.Hunter)
July 21, 1914 (Rio de Janeiro) Brazil 2-Exeter City 0 (Oswaldo Gomes , Osman)
Note:
The Initials and the names of some of the players may have been spelled incorrectly.
A.Hunter and N.Hunter are most likely William Hunter.
M. Hoult is most likely Harry Holt.
H.Loveth is most likely William Hunter.
J.Whittaker is most likely Fred Whittaker.
J.Marshall is most likely Fred Marshall.


Photo From: A História Ilustrada do Futebol Brasileiro Livro 1
(Exeter City squad)


First Official Brazil matches vs. Nations:

Date: September 20, 1914
Competition: Friendly
Result: Argentina 3-Brazil 0
Venue: Buenos Aires -Cancha de Gimnasia y Esgrima       
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Leon Peyrou (Uruguay)
Goalscorers:
(Argentina): Carlos Izaguirre 41, 65, Aquiles H. Molfino 57
(Brazil): None
Lineups:
Argentina:
Carlos Muttoni (Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda- Buenos Aires)     
Escarra  Gonzalez (Club Atlético Porteño- Buenos Aires)    
Arturo Reparaz (Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata -La Plata)
Mariano Aldea (Club Hispano.Argentino- Buenos Aires)     
Aquiles H. Molfino (captain) (Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata -La Plata)
Santiago Sayanes (Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata -La Plata)
Juan José Lamas (Club Estudiantes de la Plata-La Plata)
Roberto Leonardi (Club Estudiantes de la Plata-La Plata)
Antonio Piaggio (Club Atlético Porteño- Buenos Aires)     
Carlos Izaguirre (Club Atlético Porteño- Buenos Aires)    
Francisco Crespo (Club Atlético Tigre-Victoria -Tigre Partido, Buenos Aires)

Coach: Technical Commission
Note: Argentina squad were part of the FAF (Federación Argentina de Futebol) and not the Official Argentina FA

Brazil:
Marcos Carneiro de Mendonça  (Fluminense Football Club- Rio de Janeiro)
Píndaro de Carvalho Rodrigues (Clube de Regatas Flamengo- Rio de Janeiro) 
Emmanuel Augusto Nery (Clube de Regatas Flamengo- Rio de Janeiro) 
Octavio Egydio
de Oliveira Carvalho (Associação Atlética das Palmeiras -São Paulo)
Sylvio Lagreca (Associação Atlética São Bento -São Paulo)
Mario Pernambuco
(Fluminense Football Club- Rio de Janeiro)   
Adolpho Millon Junior (Clube Atlético Paulistano- São Paulo)
Oswaldo Gomes
(Fluminense Football Club- Rio de Janeiro)   
Artur Friedenreich (Clube Atlético Ypiranga- São Paulo)  
Luiz Bartholomeu de Souza and Silva Filho, Bartô I (Fluminense Football Club- Rio de Janeiro)   
Arnaldo
Patusca (Clube Atlético Paulistano- São Paulo)

Coach: Technical Commission



Date: September 27, 1914
Competition: Copa Roca
Result: Argentina 0-Brazil 1
Venue: Buenos Aires -Cancha de Gimnasia y Esgrima       
Attendance: 17,200
Referee: Alberto Borgerth (Brazil)
Goalscorers:
(Argentina): None
(Brazil): Rubens Salles
Lineups:
Argentina:
Juan José Rithner (captain) (Club Atlético Porteño- Buenos Aires)    
Diomedes Bernasconi (Club Estudiantes de la Plata-La Plata)
Carlos Galup Lanus (Club Estudiantes de la Plata-La Plata)
Ricardo Naon (Club Estudiantes de la Plata-La Plata)
Ernesto A. Sande (Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda- Buenos Aires)     
Santiago Sayanes (Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata -La Plata)
Juan José Lamas (Club Estudiantes de la Plata-La Plata)
Roberto Leonardi (Club Estudiantes de la Plata-La Plata)
Antonio Piaggio (Club Atlético Porteño- Buenos Aires)    
Carlos Izaguirre (Club Atlético Porteño- Buenos Aires)    
Francisco Crespo (Club Atlético Tigre-Victoria -Tigre Partido, Buenos Aires)

Coach: Technical Commission
Note: Argentina squad were part of the FAF (Federación Argentina de Futebol) and not the Official Argentina FA

Brazil:
Marcos Carneiro de Mendonça  (Fluminense Football Club- Rio de Janeiro)
Píndaro de Carvalho Rodrigues (Clube de Regatas Flamengo- Rio de Janeiro) 
Emmanuel Augusto Nery (Clube de Regatas Flamengo- Rio de Janeiro) 
Sylvio Lagreca (Associação Atlética São Bento -São Paulo)
Rubens de Moraes Salles
(Clube Atlético Paulistano- São Paulo)
Mario Pernambuco
(Fluminense Football Club- Rio de Janeiro)   
Adolpho Millon Junior (Clube Atlético Paulistano- São Paulo)
Oswaldo Gomes
(Fluminense Football Club- Rio de Janeiro)   
Luiz Bartholomeu de Souza and Silva Filho, Bartô I (Fluminense Football Club- Rio de Janeiro)   
Artur Friedenreich (Clube Atlético Ypiranga- São Paulo)  
Arnaldo
Patusca (Clube Atlético Paulistano- São Paulo)

Coach: Technical Commission


Notes:
1-Exeter City’s goalkeeper Dick Pym would win the FA Cup with Bolton in 1923. He also served in World War I. He missed this match vs. Brazil due to illness and/or injury.

2-Other Exeter players to be mobilized for World War I included: Fred Goodwin (wounded and unable to play afterwards), John Fort, Jimmy Rigby, Sam Strettle, Augustus ‘Gus’ Harding and William Lovett.

3-In 2014, prior to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Exeter City were invited to mark the Centenary of this historical event. They faced Fluminense’ U-23 side (with the addition of goalkeeper Felipe Garcia and Edson from the senior squad) at the same venue (Estadio das Laranjeiras) on Sunday, July 20, 2014.
The original ball form the 1914 was used to kick off (It had been in the Club’s Museum). The match ended scoreless. Exeter City were handed a Trophy called ‘Marcos Carneiro de Mendonça Cup’, named after Brazil’s goalkeeper for the 1914 match. Marcos Caneiro’s daughter, Barbara Heliodora handed the trophy to Exeter City captain Scott Bennett. 

4-The 15-man Exeter City group: Dick Pym, Reg Loram, John Fort, Sam Strettle, Augustus ‘Gu’s Harding, Jimmy Rigby, Charlie Pratt, James Lagan, Fred Marshall, Billy Smith, Harry Holt, Fred Whittaker, William Hunter, William Lovett, and Fred Goodwin. 
In addition club Directors: George Middleweek and Fred Parkhouse (with their respective wives) and Club Chairman Michael McGahey traveled with the squad.
In some sources the spelling and initials of the players are referred differently.
William Hunter (as A.Hunter or N. Hunter)
Harry Holt (as M. Hoult)
William Lovett (as H. Loveth)
Fred Whittaker (as J. Whittaker)

5-At the age of 19, Brazil’s first ever goalkeeper Marcos Carneiro de Mendonça  (December 25, 1894, Cataguases-October 19, 1988, Rio de Janeiro) of Fluminense was and remains the youngest goalkeeper to be selected by Brazil.
He had a successful business career and also a researcher/Historian. He became a member of the Brazilian Historical and Geographical Institute and founded the Center for Historical Studies and Research. He most notably researched Brazil’s eighteenth Century History. He was also member of other Historical and Geographical Institutes.
He later became the President of Fluminense. He was the father of theatrical critic Barbara Heliodora.

6- Artur Friedenreich  (July 18, 1892, São Paulo - September 6, 1969, São Paulo) was nicknamed ‘El Tigre’. He is perhaps Brazil’s greatest player of the Amateur era (Pre-1933). His grandfather was born in Germany and his father was a Civil Servant in Sao Paulo (his mother was Brazilian).
He was mixed race and was one of the first players to break through the color barrier in the Brazilian game.
He became the first player ever to have scored more than 1,000 goals (1,329 is often listed as his tally).
He missed the 1930 World Cup as the Sao Paulo squads boycotted the National Team due to ongoing power struggles between Rio and Sao Paulo clubs at the Federation.

Photo From: World Soccer, April 1999
(Arthur Freidenreich)


7- Píndaro de Carvalho Rodrigues  (June 1, 1892, São Paulo - August 30, 1965, Rio de Janeiro) graduated from the Medical School of Rio de Janeiro. As a Doctor, he was involved in the medical care of the workers of the Central Railroad of Brazil. In 1930, he would become Brazil’s first ever Manager in a World Cup.

8-Sylvio Lagreca  (June 16, 1895, Piracicaba - São Paulo - April 29, 1966, São Paulo) is remembered for saving Brazil’s flag from fire during the 1916 South American Championship. Brazil were facing Uruguay in Buenos Aires’s Cancha de Gimnasia y Esgrima. Some fans had been angered as they had not been let in and set fire on the wooden bleachers. When the fire reached the mast holding Brazil’s flag, Lagreca climbed the pole and saved the flag from being burned.

9-Rubens de Moraes Salles (October 14, 1891, São Manuel- São Paulo - July 21, 1934, São Paulo) is the first ever Captain of the Brazilian National Team.
In 1930, he became the Manager of São Paulo da Floresta, which later became the current Sao Paulo.

10-Rolando de Lamare  (November 10, 1888, Belém - July 20, 1963, Rio de Janeiro) was also a Doctor and graduated from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. This match vs. Exeter was his sole appearance as an International.
He later became a University Professor and Specialist in Urology.

11-Abelardo de Lamare  (November 26, 1892, Bethlehem – October 10, 1979, Rio de Janeiro) was the younger brother of Rolando de Lamare. He had a reputation as a tough guy. He was suspended in 1911 for one year after fighting with Gabriel Carvalho in a regional tournament playing for Botafogo against America-RJ.

12- Oswaldo Gomes (April 30, 1888, Rio de Janeiro - July 5, 1963, Rio de Janeiro) was the first ever goalscorer in the History of the Brazil National Team. He won 8 titles with Fluminense.

13- Osman Medeiros (1896, Rio de Janeiro – 1929, Curitiba) was the second ever goalscorer in the History of the Brazil National Team. This was his solitary appearance for the National Team. He was in the Army and was killed (shot in the lung) in 1929 during a public protest against the policy regarding coffee/milk (If someone has more detail please contact).
His Grandson, Osman Medeiros Neto attended the 2014 match.

14-To commemorate FIFA’s centenary in 2004, Brazil and France played a prestige friendly on May 20th, 2004 at Saint Denis (scoreless tie).
Both teams played the first half in their turn of the century uniforms. They reverted to their present jerseys in the second half.
Brazil’s uniform was that of their inaugural 1914 match  (White shirts (blue lines on the sleeves), white shorts and blue socks.
They also posed for a photograph similar to the 1914 match.

Photo From: Seleccao Brasileira -90 Anos 1914-2004, Authors Antonio Carlos Napoleao, Roberto Assaf
(Brazil squad, May 20, 2004, France 0-Brazil 0)


References:
Seleccao Brasileira -90 Anos 1914-2004, Authors Antonio Carlos Napoleao, Roberto Assaf
RSSSF
Wikipedia
A História Ilustrada do Futebol Brasileiro Livro 1
World Soccer, April 1999

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