The first leg match between Atltico-PR and Fluminense, for the semi-finals of the Copa Sudamericana, can be considered as a kind of basic consolidation of work carried out by clubs in recent years. Among the 22 athletes who had to start playing at the Arena da Baixada, at 9:45 p.m. on Wednesday (7/11), seven (almost 30%) were trained in the lower semifinalist category.
On Furaco's side, the four athletes created at CT Caju had to be the coach of Tiago Nunes, the former coach of the sub-23 team from Curitiba in red-black: Santos goalkeeper; defenders of Lo Pereira and Renan Lodi; and striker Pablo, who scored three goals in South America and is an interesting one this season.
At Fluminense, Marcelo Oliveira had to choose three players from Xerm: behind, Ibaez and Digo were club crews, and Ayrton Lucas's team. The striker Pedro, the tricolor scorer this season with 19 goals and trained at Laranjeiras, recovered from surgery on his right knee ligament and so he did not go to the field. The 9th t-shirt returned to the lawn in March 2019.
The club from Rio de Janeiro is the elite team that uses the most domestic athletes this season. Overall, 24 revealed were used in 2018. Furaco launched a game of 21 young men behind Flamengo, who gave 23 players out of Urubu's Nest. For tricolor base director, Marcelo Teixeira, results in field animators. "Consolidation is something we have done for a long time and we will continue to do it. Xerm is a club brand, one of the main coaches of athletes in the world," the leader analyzed.
The last big sale from the Fluminense base was Wendel, revealing the steering wheel at Xerm. In January this year, it was negotiated with Sporting, in a transaction that turned around around $ 30 million. In addition, clubs in Rio will be entitled to 10% in sales of future athletes, who have not entered Lees. Three days after arriving in Portugal, Sporting technical expert Jorge Jesus said that Brazil had "many things to learn".
Another project from the tricolor base is Fluminense Samorin, the second Slovak division club, where locals send trained athletes to some kind of "exchange" of balls. However, due to current financial problems, the projects used since 2015 are risky. "Everyone knows that we are experiencing financial difficulties, we have to hit the brakes. The introduction will end, but now putting some projects at risk," said Marcelo Teixeira.
Furaco made good luck as a good seller
Far from the main centers of national football, Atlântico-PR began, from 1997, to invest more strongly in talents formed on the base. Without television revenues and million-dollar sponsors from the Rio-So Paulo axis clubs, Furaco balances the finance of selling silver houses.
In the past three years, the Paranaan received more than 25 million euros in negotiations on athletes formed at the club. In 2017, 22-year-old midfielder Hernani made 8 million euros for the red-black coffers when negotiating with Zenit from Russia. Then Otvio's turn to travel to Bordeaux (France), for 7 million euros, among other small transactions. "Coach Atltico-PR, at the buyer. We invest in players 14, 15 or 16 years," explained former president Mrio Celso Petraglia. Fernandinho, Jadson, Dagoberto, and Kleberson are other examples of good Furaco jewelry sales in the past decade.
The success of the Paraná base did not happen suddenly. The club continued to study further improvements in player training since 1997. Two years later, with the inauguration of the Cashew Training Center, the team increased on revealing athletes. "We got a lot of visits from outside clubs, we referenced. We studied the subject 20 years ago, copied successful methods around the world and reached a high level," said Petraglia.
Another technology from Atltico-PR, proprietary software to focus all information from athletes, including psychological, physical, nutritional and medical data. Players are monitored individually and collectively. In general, clubs in the country pay for this outsourced service.
Another oddity of the youngest Furaco base teams always acts in tactical formations of the professional team, with justifications which, in this way, will have better adaptation to the main players.