During an interview with the PodPah podcast, Phenomenon brought more details about the situation, which ended up involving Rubro-Negro
O Flamengo for a few years it has been considered the main team in the country alongside Palmeiras, so much so that both are left in competitions and piling up titles, whether national or South American. In 2022, for example, the Cariocas won the Libertadores and Copa do Brasil, while the Paulistas lifted the Brazilian Championship cup.
In addition to the double Another team that has been trying to “pinch” something is Corinthians, but it is still far from reaching the same level, especially when it comes to the financial part. This year, Rubro-Negro faced the Parque São Jorge team 6 times, 4 of them in knockout matches, achieving a positive result in both, the last one being on penalties.
However, this “rivalry” against Timão is old, as the teams are treated as the 2 biggest fans in Brazil. This fierce dispute continues even off the pitch, in signings, as occurred in a situation told by ronaldo during an interview on the PodPah podcast. In 2011, Fenômeno wanted to take Ronaldinho Gaúcho to São Paulo, but Assis, manager of the star, ended up closing with Mais Querido🇧🇷
“We tried a lot with Ronaldinho at Corinthians, but Assis (the former player’s brother and manager) gave me a kick. We tried too hard. It was almost closed, and Assis went and gave me a kick. Flamengo”revealed the former number 9, who led some negotiations at Alvinegro at that time, either with players or with sponsors.
After this revelation, Igão, one of the hosts of the podcast, admittedly Corinthian, questioned: “Didn’t you call?”🇧🇷 Ronaldo then replied: “We talked. Everything was fine. It was when he returned to Brazil… It was to continue, that I was going to stop and he came in”concluded the current owner of Cruzeiro, revealing part of the backstage of that prolonged negotiation between all parties.