In the football night that just passed, Germany had a thrilling victory over Ukraine, Spain had a small victory over Switzerland, and the Apennines came to the news that Ronaldo had left Juventus after the end of the season. The world of football is so turbulent that Robinho's transfer seems extremely peaceful. The 36-year-old Brazilian veteran finally returned to Santos, the land of dreams, at the end of his career, giving people a sense of a world away.
He is the cyclist who Santos walked out of, and he is also a famous European football player who "does not enter the emperor" .
Santos out of the "New Bailey"
Santos has never lacked genius. In ancient times, this Brazilian giant owned the greatest player Pele in the history of Samba football. In the past ten years, they have trained Neymar for world football. At the beginning of the 21st century, people think of the name of Santos' Star of Hope, it would be the twin stars of Robinho and Diego.
Even if you are not a fan of the Brazilian team, you must have heard Robinho’s name. He joined the Santos youth academy at the age of 13, because of his talent, he was called the "New Pele" by the outside world, and his dazzling cycling makes people It's inevitable to be the darling with dizzying attention. At the age of 19, Robinho led his team to the Libertadores Cup final as Santos, and then used a single season 21 goals to help the team win the Brazilian championship.
At that time, even if it was an expedition away, the opponent's fans would not hesitate to give Robinho the applause, even if his seniority and immature mind, they could not stop the Brazilians' love for him. At the age of 20, Robinho asked Real Madrid to spend 24 million euros to acquire 60% of his ownership. For the fledgling genius, what awaits him seems to be a bright future.
From "Genius Boy" to "Single-handedly Not Entering the Emperor"
2005 was the year when Real Madrid implemented the superstar policy in full swing, but the Galaxy Battleship gave the No. 10 shirt to the new Brazilian "young player", which is enough to show the trust of the La Liga giants in Robinho. The Brazilian genius did show his talents that amazed the world, but his performance has never met the club's expectations of him. After the honeymoon period, Robinho began to complain that the team coach Capello didn't know enough about the Brazilian players, and the salary increase request has been rejected.
Over time, the "prodigy of heaven" who likes to use the media to build momentum has become a "team cancer", and a breakup has become inevitable. Therefore, in the summer of 2008, Robinho switched to Manchester City, the Premier League team with new capital. At that time, Blue Moon hoped to use the superstar policy to make a name for himself. Robinho could make a lot of money and gain the main position. This seems to be a win-win transfer, but it eventually became the starting point for the Brazilian's career decline.
Before joining Manchester City, although Robinho was not the core of Real Madrid, he was a recognized top player and the absolute main force of the Samba team. At the age of 24, he represented the national team in more than 50 games and was an absolute leader among players of his age. . After becoming a member of the Blue Moon as the Premier League standard king, Robinho did have a short-term highlight. He played a hat-trick in the game against Stoke and ranked among the Premier League goalscorers at the end of his debut season. fourth.
However, the habitual promiscuity of South American players eventually became a stumbling block for Robinho. After applying for a leave unsuccessful, he forcibly returned to his country for a holiday. After returning, he suddenly found that the team had changed coaches. Mancini could not tolerate the Brazilian genius style. , And Manchester City’s superstar policy is also accelerating, Robinho is finally no longer a necessity. On the eve of the 2010 World Cup, Robinho applied to go to Santos to find status, and has not returned to Manchester City since.
The later story is clear to us. Robinho moved to Serie A giants AC Milan after the World Cup and followed the team to win the 2010/11 Serie A championship and the Italian Super Cup hosted by the Bird's Nest. Cyclists have left many wonderful goals at the San Siro Stadium, but more often they are frustrated when they do not score. From 29 games with 14 goals, 37 games with 9 goals, and 26 games with 2 goals, the trajectory of the genius has been irreversible.
After half a lifetime, I am no longer a teenager.
In the summer of 2014, Robinho, who was gradually abandoned by Milan, was loaned back to his home team, Santos. Although his homeland was constantly swapping the names of geniuses, his growing age and gradual exhaustion of talent made him once again hold hands and return to the past. . When the old cyclists were unable to fulfill their talents in Santos, Robinho, who was in his 30s, seemed to be an outcast in the football world.
In 2015, Robinho moved to Guangzhou Evergrande. After leaving a trail of 3 goals in 9 games in the Super League, the Brazilian returned to his motherland again, but his team became Atletico Mineiro. This time, Robinho gradually recovered his state, but away from the center of the football world, the world gradually forgot his name in the passing time. From the Chinese Super League to the Brazilian Super League and then to the Turkish Super League, this is the trajectory of the cycling boy's career, but suddenly looking back, the boy is no longer young.
"No matter where you are, Santos is my home team forever." In the days of wandering away, Robinho mentioned his love for his mother team more than once. We don't need to doubt his true feelings. He is willing to accept 1,800 yuan. Monthly salary, as long as you can find a way home, that's enough. So on the day Robinho returned to his roots, the people who loved him greeted a grand remembrance. We have chased the young man whose talent had never been fulfilled. The bicycles he stepped on reflected the traces of youth that could not be released.