The major leagues in South America
Football world focuses on Europe, No doubt about that. Their exciting championships, the big stars, the millions paid, Giants teams that give show ever presented, etc. But now we focus on the seedbed of stars, South America. Messi, Neymar, Suarez, Falcao, Alexis Sanchez, di Maria, James Rodriguez and many more, are the ambassadors of this continent living times of change. Big changes, where teams that had not transcended, They are become great rivals for teams with history and titles. Much has been paired, although the Brazilian and Argentine domain are noted.
In past years, players from the South American teams played in their respective leagues, or others in the region. Elias Figueroa, Enzo Francescoli, Ruben Paz, Oscar Cordoba and others are examples. At present, outstanding young migrate quickly to evolve and improve in Europe, since few South American clubs have facilities that make it compete with the high technology applied in the Old Continent.
But nevertheless, leagues continue their normal pace, including several veteran players who returned from Europe to finish his career in his native country, surrounds. We go over them one by one today of 5 leagues 5 countries (Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia and Chile) members of CONMEBOL (WithSuda federationmericana de futhe was).
Perhaps the tightest championship of South America. Several joint struggle every year to get one of several titles at stake. Cruzeiro Belo Horizonte has proclaimed occasion the last two editions, including this year, before, Fluminense and Corinthians twice a, They knew how to be the best in Brazil in recent 5 years. The figures that stand out are Julio Baptista, former Malaga player today in the Cruzeiro, Paolo Guerrero, Peruvian striker great career in Germany, currently Corinthians, Eduardo, Front born Croatia, Former Arsenal today makes goals in Flamengo, Ze Roberto, mediocentro who knew how to wear the shirt of Real Madrid, now forty years in Guild.
A rare championship, where lately the champions are not repeated. Velez Sarsfield, San Lorenzo, River Plate and Racing were the last winners. In 2015, will change the game format, moving to an integrated league 30 teams, to be played from summer to summer. If we talk about figures, Fernando Gago, Former Valencia and Real Madrid, currently Boca Juniors, Maximiliano Rodríguez, who played for Atletico Madrid and Liverpool, now at Newell's Old Boys in his hometown, Fernando Cavenaghi, striker who spent several years in Russia and in France, Today thrashed at River Plate, Juan roman riquelme, player extreme quality, he could not stand out in Barcelona but Villarreal, Argentinos Juniors now.
Historically, Penarol and Nacional have dominated Uruguay. And the last 5 years have not been the exception, 2 titles for each, and one for Danube. When talking about players featured, we can mention Alvaro "el Chino" Recoba, player of extraordinary talent, of long career in Italy, who even scored a goal in the last Olympic tournament played, who plays for Nacional, Antonio Pacheco, ex Inter, Espanyol, Albacete and Alavés who is the captain of Peñarol, Y Marcelo Zalayeta, who knew how to wear the colors of Juventus and Sevilla, Front Peñarol.
Atletico Nacional Medellin, this year three times champion of Colombian soccer was crowned. Before, It was preceded by Millonarios Bogotá. José de la Cuesta, with several years in Spain, defending the colors of Valladolid, Cádiz and Albacete, Now Independiente Santa Fe, are the names that stand out in this league where some Spanish players are experienced in Third Division.
The last 5 champions: Huachipato, Spanish Union, O’Higgins, Colo-Colo and Universidad de Chile. Yes, not repeated. Year after year, several teams join the fight for the championship honor. Before this, the University of Chile had won three trophies in a row. The figures: José Rojas Y Gustavo Canales, University of Chile, Justo Villar, Colo-Colo goalkeeper and teammate Esteban Paredes, goalscorer.