Talk addresses professionalization project that made Flamengo Brazil’s most popular soccer club
On November 14, the Laboratory for Sports Studies (LESP) at the FGV´s School of Social Sciences (FGV CPDOC) will host a talk by Professor Renato Coutinho titled “A large Flamengo, a larger Brazil: the national-statist project and the professionalization of Flamengo Club in the 1930s and 1940s.” The event will take place at 4 pm in Auditorium 318 in FGV’s main building (Praia de Botafogo, 190, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro).
In his lecture, which will occur on the eve of the 124th anniversary of Brazil’s most popular soccer club, Professor Coutinho will present his doctoral research on way the club became popular nationwide in the 1930s and 1940s, analyzing the club’s business strategies in Rio de Janeiro’s political sphere and among the city’s journalists, columnists and intellectuals at the time.
Renato Soares Coutinho is an assistant professor of Brazilian Republican history at Fluminense Federal University. He is a researcher associated with the university’s “Republican Brazil – Researchers in Cultural and Political History” research group. He has a PhD in social history from Fluminense Federal University, a master’s in politics from Rio Grande do Sul Federal University, and an undergraduate degree in history from Fluminense Federal University.
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