Tiquinho Soares, Botafogo forward, leads the artillery of the Brazilian league with 5 goals in the first five days
Botafogo, led by the Portuguese Luis Castro, is the sole leader of the Brasileirao with a ‘full score at 15’
Tiquinho Soares is one of the footballers representing D20, the agency owned by Deco, which will have to be disposed of when he takes over as Barcelona’s Director of Football. Well then, The Botafogo center forward is one of the great sensations of the Brasileirao and, after the fifth day, he is the lone striker with 5 goals.
The success of this ‘9’, 32, is the visible face of a ‘Fogao’ that is launched: He is the leader of the competition with a ‘full score at 15’, when counting his games by victories.
“Since I arrived here at Botafogo, I made it very clear: I returned to Brazil because of the happiness that playing soccer brings me. I am very happy to wear this shirt and I want to thank the effort of the ‘crooked’ who appears at all the games to give us encouragement. I also have to thank our group, which is doing its best to be in a good position in all the competitions we are playing”, said Tiquinhoafter signing a ‘double’ in the unappealable victory (3-0) against Corinthians, which he now manages Vanderlei Luxembourg.
Tiquinho Soares landed in Rio de Janeiro in August from Olympiacos. He signed until the end of 2024. He is an attacker who has carried out the fundamental part of his career in Portugal. He left Brazil in 2014 when he played for Pelotas to land at Nacional. He spent eight seasons in Portuguese football, where he also played for Vitoria and Porto for five years.
His was one of the signings that came to the Estrella Soltaria club after it became a sports limited company and was acquired by the American investor John Textor. His good performance has made him become one of the idols of the Botafoguenses.
In this 2023 season, the ‘9’ already has 14 goals and 4 assists in the 21 official matches he has played. Thanks to his offensive contribution, “Fogao” is in a privileged position: leader of the Brasileirao, with many options to pass the group stage of the Copa Sudamericana, and in the round of 16 of the Copa do Brasil, where they will face Ath. Paranaense, from VItor Roqueone of Barça’s objectives for this coming summer.