Sport Club Corinthians Paulista
Strangely the fact I cheer (love) for Corinthians, as I was born in Santos and the city team is one of the biggest in the country (Pele's career team). It happened probably because my cousins born in Sao Paulo support Corinthians and I ended by doing it too.
And I must say I am very thankful to them, because no other team would fit so well for me. Corinthians has the 2nd biggest cheering crowd of the country (1st is Flamengo in Rio de Janeiro). Anyway, even the other teams insisting on recognizing it, Corinthians has a special mystical thing. You can ask for every Brazilian and they will confirm: or you love, or you hate Corinthians. Why? I don't know, but this proves we have something unexplicable that only we do have. The team always win or lose matches/titles in a more suffered way, and we supporters have a big proud of it.
The first big moment for me was when we won 1997 State Championships (they are important here in Brazil), I was 7 years old. Later, in the Brazilian Champs we almost went down to 2nd division, but fortunatelly it didn't happened. In 1998 a Golden Era started for Corinthians, who managed to win 1998/1999 Brazilian Championships, 1999 State Championships and finalizing with 2000 Fifa World Championship. Anyway, we had two (VERY) suffered losses to our biggest rival Palmeiras in quarter-finals (1999) and semi-finals (2000) of Copa Libertadores (our UEFA Champions League). Those were the 2 moments that I cried the most because of football. In 2000 I didn't even slept by crying so much. Until today we never won this tournament and all the other team supporters make fun of we because of that. But I don't care anymore, our team history is much bigger than that and we will do it one day.
In 2001 we won the State Championships again. 2002 was a great year, when we won Copa do Brasil (National Cup), Torneio Rio-Sao Paulo and we were sadly runner ups in the Brazilian (lost to Robinho's/Diego's Santos). 2003 we defeated Sao Paulo to win the State Ch'ships again. 2004 was a poor year, and in 2005 we had a great title, but thing started to ruin. The team made a partnership with MSI and signed with Carlitos Tevez (
) and other good players. We won the Brazilian Championships (I went to the game of the title) but in 2006 irregularities about MSI started to appear. We had a terrible year, and in 2007 it was the worst moment of the history: we ended by falling to 2nd division for the first time in 97 years of history. Anyway, we supporters showed everyone that this isn't enough to make us give up.
Saying for me, I have an even bigger connection with Corinthians beacuse I represented the team for 2 years on swimming. I also slept in Vicente Matheus's aunt house so we wouldn't have to pay for a hotel (Vicente Matheus was the biggest president of the club and his aunt is one of the swimming coaches). Once I did a great swimming event where I did my personal best and I shouted "VAI CORINTHIAAAAAAAAAANS" right when I finished the event. That was maybe my biggest moment for my loved Corinthians.
A good memorie for me is 2005 title, without a doubt. I followed all the matches (at the stadium, where I can't go so much because it's not on my city, TV or radio). All times that I had to go out in the same time of the matches I brought the mini radio to listen to the matches
This is my history about my loved football club