Veteran Brazilian goalkeeper Diego Cavalieritook on the challenge of playing for the sixth club in his professional football career when he signed for Serie A club Botafogo in his native Brazil at the end of 2018.The 38-year-old shot stopper was signed as a free agent some months after the end of his unsuccessful spell at Premier League outfit Crystal Palace. He was signed for the 2019 season by Botafogo but he has been at the club since then.

Diego Cavalieri has played seven times for two-time Brazilian champions Botafogo this season with five of those coming in the league. He has played professional football for 19 years and counting. In addition, Diego Cavalieri has represented the Brazilian national team three times between 2012 and 2013. He was a Fluminense shot stopper when he made his debut for the five-time world champions.



Veteran goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri couldn’t do much to prevent his club from a home defeat in the last set of Brazilian Serie A games. He was in goal for Botafogo throughout the game as they were beaten 2-1 by Bragantino. The away team came from a goal down to take the three points in the Matchday 21 clash on Tuesday.

Diego Cavalieri and his team took the lead through Matheus Bahia with one-minute left in the first half of the game. However, the hosts let the late first half lead slip through their fingers after Brazilian striker Ytaloequalized for Bragantino in added time of first half as the two teams went into the half-time break with a goal apiece.



Premier League champs Liverpool are expected to reinforce this summer even though Coach Jurgen Klopp keeps lowering such hopes. The manager rightly points to the uncertainty post-Covid.

The Reds let the much talked about move of Timo Werner fall through, allowing the German join Chelsea. There have been talks of Thiago Alcantara joining from Bayern Munich but he would not come cheap. For now links to cheaper options are gathering momentum including Brazilian Under-23 Igor Gomes.


Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has identified three players that are set to leave the club this summer. According to the Mirror, Solskjaer is ready to offload Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo as part of a summer clear-out at Old Trafford.

The report stated that Solskjaer has been told to trim his squad ahead of a busy summer for the club. The Red Devil’s transfer chief Ed Woodward is expected to back manager Solskjaer immensely in the summer transfer window, but the club wants to reduce their current wage bill before any addition is made. Squad players and players that don’t fit into the long-term plans of the club will be sold or released at the end of their respective contracts. (more…)


The Alisson vs Ederson debate. Two of the most expensive goalkeepers ever and both Brazilians. They’re solid goalkeepers, both in the top ten in the world to say the least, and to be fair it is a rather close one. But right now, Alisson Becker is the better goalkeeper according to former Liverpool goalkeeper, Diego Cavalieri.

Cavalieri stated the former Roma keeper has the edge when comparing the two stars. He stated that his composure and distribution ability is superior to that of his compatriot. Alisson was the starter during the last World Cup and currently he is Brazils number 1.


After going from a team that used to have Diego Cavalieri within its ranks to Alison Becker, Liverpool are on to perhaps their most successful season of the past two decades and Jurgen Klopp says none of the metrics flying around is strong enough to distract his players.

A win over Tottenham will mean Liverpool has the best start to a season in the history of Europe’s top five leagues. The Reds are poised to take their season tally to 61 points should they record a win over Jose Mourinho’s men and that will represent the 21st fixture of the season.


The game between Manchester United and Liverpool on Sunday is likely to be a close and cagey affair. Both teams have been in contrasting paths with Liverpool very much the team in form winning all their games while United are closer to the relegation than the top four this season.

Despite this, like any derby game, it is a difficult one to predict as both teams can be influenced by emotions that play out differently on the pitch. One area that is interesting is the goalkeeping situation for both clubs.

Botafogo will Not Deal with Any Renovations Except Cavalieri

The football department for Botafogo seems to have become paralyzed for the next season. It will not be possible for them to become a company and also to have a group of investors who is willing to put in money for reinforcing the cast for the upcoming year. The main reason behind this is that the players’ contract renewals that have been bonded with Botafogo football department only till the end of this year are not willing to move. In fact, warnings have been already given to Rodrigo Pimpao, who was once an important player for the team that he will not have the right to stay in the same squad.

The only player who has been exempted from this is the goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri. He has gained the confidence of everyone in the club during his stay. The leaders, in fact, have understood that a player will not think of losing the possibility of renewing his contract with a big name. It also does not have any connection with the reserve condition.


Liverpool have opened talks with Kalidou Koulibaly over a potential move from Napoli according to reports from Italy. Italian tabloid Il Mattinoreports that Liverpool have met with the player’s representative over the possible transfer.

Koulibaly is considered to be one of the best defenders in Europe and has been linked with moves away from Naples in the past.


Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez according to reports from Spain. Rodriguez has been on loan at German side Bayern Munich for the past two seasons but is believed to be on his way back to Madrid.

The 26-year-old has not impressed consistently at the German club and the club’s hierarchy have ruled out a bid for the flamboyant midfielder. According to Spanish tabloid,Marca Rodriguez has attracted interest from a number of clubs including EPL sides Arsenal and Liverpool.