How Britain gave football to Brazil

 Charles William Miller was a Brazilian sportsman, who is considered to be the father of football in Brazil
Charles William Miller was a Brazilian sportsman, who is considered to be the father of football in Brazil

Brazilian football may bear little connection to its progressively trite English cousin, however the most popular sport may never have taken off in the nation were it not for an English student.

Charles Miller was the child of a well off Scottish ambassador who’d settled in Brazil. Miller was stuffed off back to Britain in his childhood and turned into an excellent football player while at live-in school. Nicknamed “Nipper,” his precarious spilling aptitudes won him a challenge to play for St Mary’s, the club that later moved toward becoming Southampton FC.

St Mary’s trusted Miller would remain and turn into an expert with them, however Miller came back to Brazil in 1894, taking with him two balls and the FA rulebook. Landing at São Paulo with his treats, he before long prevailed upon the ex-taps in the nation with the new game, and in 1901 helped structure Brazil’s first association.

Miller has a square named after him in São Paulo. Brazil is the best nation in world football, having won five World Cups.