The Brazilian team won its second Olympic soccer gold medal at the Tokyo Games, which were held this year. As a thank you, the CBF prepared a commemorative medal to honor the clubs that provided players to compete in the tournament in Japan.
“The gold at the Tokyo Olympic Games is an achievement of all Brazilian football and this commemorative medal is the recognition of that. The Brazilian team will always be very grateful for the partnership between the clubs, as we managed to carry out a great preparation and call on our best athletes, even outside FIFA Dates. A title of this expression reverts to benefits for the entire production chain of the sport and our commitment is to work to continue having the most victorious football in the world”, emphasized the CBF Acting President, Ednaldo Rodrigues.
The coordinator of the CBF and Olympic Selection youth categories, four-time champion Branco, was in charge of delivering the tributes to the club directors. The medal has the names of all the players and team members written on it, as well as all the results of the unbeaten campaign in Japan.
“This commemorative medal is a gesture of gratitude to the clubs that provided us with athletes to win the second Brazilian Olympic medal. It is recognition for the service provided to Brazilian football. The club prepares, trains and invests in the athlete. The Brazilian National Team it only attests to the good work done within the club. We maintained a lot of dialogue with the boards and technical committees throughout the preparation process for the Olympics. The clubs trusted in our project. In the end, everyone is satisfied with the Olympic gold. It’s a stamp that we form great players and that we are the best when it comes to football,” commented Branco.
Palmeiras, Grêmio, Atlético-MG, Fluminense, Vasco, São Paulo, Athletico-PR and RB Bragantino are the Brazilian clubs that had athletes called up for the Tokyo Games. The CBF will also send a commemorative medal to each foreign team that donated athletes to the team led by André Jardine.