The playmaker turned football agent turned sporting director has some talent on the books
Tiquinho Soares is one of the players represented by D20, the agency owned by Deco, who will have to leave when he takes over as Director of Football at Barcelona. Well, the Botafogo centre-forward is one of the great sensations of the Brasileirao and, at the end of the fifth matchday, he is the lone top scorer with 5 goals.
The success of this No 9, 32 years old, is the visible face of a 'Fogao' that is on a roll: they are the leaders of the competition with five games and five wins in the bag.
"Since I arrived here at Botafogo, I've made it very clear: I came back to Brazil for the happiness I get from playing football. I'm very happy to wear this shirt and I want to thank the commitment of the 'torcida' who come to every game to cheer us on. I also have to thank our group, who are doing their best to be in a good position in all the competitions we are playing," said Tiquinho, after scoring a brace in the 3-0 win over Corinthians, now coached by Vanderlei Luxemburgo.
Tiquinho Soares arrived in Rio de Janeiro in August from Olympiacos. He signed until the end of 2024. He is an attacker who has spent most of his career in Portugal. He left Brazil in 2014 when he was playing for Pelotas to join Nacional. He spent eight seasons in Portuguese football, where he also spent five years at Vitoria and Porto.