Alunorte Rain Forest boys' team

Here are the members of the Alunorte Rain Forest (ARF) boys' team.

July 29, 2011
  Diego André Araujo Souza, 15, sweeper of the ARF. Attends the eighth grade and comes from a family of soccer players. He is already familiar with this project because he followed the footsteps of his cousin, called for the 2010 team. When it comes to professions, he thinks high, he wants to be a professional player of the Brazilian team. Brazilian soccer star, Adriano, is his inspiration in soccer. Diego joined the team in the first qualifying round and will not stop studying. In pursuit of his goals, as soon as he is back from Europe, he will take tests for the teams of Belém, Remo and Paysandu. His favorite teams are Corinthians and Paysandu.
  Rosemiro Campos Botelho Júnior, 15, fullback (right side) of the ARF. His greatest challenge is to get to training because he lives on the island of Trambioca. This means he travels 4 hours to get to training in Barcarena. He underwent one qualifying round to join the team and his family are his greatest motivators. Now in the 8th grade, he has been playing soccer since he was a child. Ronaldinho Gaúcho is his idol and dreams of being a professional player. His favorite teams are Paysandu and Flamengo. He has leaned several lessons in the project and does not consider giving it up, even taking into account the time he spends to get to the training sessions. His greatest desire is to win the international title for the ARF.
  Guilherme Harlley de Sousa Chaves, 15, center back of the ARF. He is attending the second year of high school and has an organized fan club at home. He thinks the matches in Europe will be a war to defend Brazil and the Amazon. He still is not considering having another profession, but wants to work with sporting activities. He dreams of playing professionally for his favorite team, Corinthians. He was called after the qualifying stages, in the repechages, and considers himself lucky because he was selected among many athletes and is now evolving more and more with his soccer skills. In Pará, he is a supporter of Remo.
  Lucas Almeida da Costa, 16, striker of the RFA. He has been playing soccer since the age of 4 and is a fan of Remo and Corinthians. Currently in the seventh grade, he underwent two qualifying rounds for joining the project. The instructions he is given is to always score a goal. The project has brought him experience in the field and also in his personal life. Planning ahead, studying and trying to join a professional team in Belém are his goals after the Norway Cup. His nickname in the team is 'Barbolândia'.
  Lucas Eduardo Dias dos Santos, 15, center back of the ARF. He is in the first year of high school. He underwent three qualifying rounds to join the team. He endeavors to achieve the best results. His idol is former player Ronaldo, but he ponders about following a career as a soccer player. He intends to take Physical Education at university. His participation in the project contributes to his formation as a citizen and also in school, as his performance has improved. He is a supporter to Paysandu and São Paulo and he is called 'Lucão' in the team.
  Sílvio de Jesus Ferreira dos Santos, 17, striker of the ARF. Currently in the first year of high school, he underwent three qualifying rounds to join the team. A supporter of São Paulo, he dreams of playing professionally in a great team, but will focus on academics even more. His participating in the project is a dream come true, sin in addition to developing his skills as a player, he is more interested in his studies and has become more communicative with people. For him, all that he has been experiencing in the project has been unforgettable. In Pará, he is a supporter to Paysandu.
  Adrielson Costa Ferreira, 16, center back of the ARF. Attends the first year of high school. He underwent three qualifying rounds to join the team. Taking part in this project is a dream come true. With family support and the guidance he gets from the Bola Pra Frente Program, he became more responsible, communicative and more participatory in school activities.  A fan of Palmeiras and Remo, he will try to get a position in the teams of Belém; but, in case he doesn't get to become a professional player, he intends to take a mechanical engineering course at university or to be an agent of the Federal Police.
  Jailson de Oliveira Guimarães, 17, midfielder of the ARF. He is currently attending the first year of high school. Supporter of Remo and Santos, he wants to be a professional player for any of the teams in Belém.  For that reason, he di not give up joining the ARF, and participated in two qualifying rounds for the project and also played in the Barcarena team. He has been playing soccer since he was 5 and is a fan of Paulo Henrique Ganso and former player Ronaldo. Besides investing in a soccer player career, he will study to have a parallel career, but has not yet decided what to study at college. He wants to be a champion in the Norway Cup.
  Diego Matheus de Oliveira Lima, 15, goalkeeper of the ARF. Currently attending the first year of high school. He underwent two qualifying rounds to join the team, but for other positions. Finally, he realized his vocation as a goalkeeper and got the position. He has been playing soccer since he was four years old and has already played for indoor soccer teams. In the ARF, he has a major responsibility to keep the goal well-guarded.  His plans for the future include taking a business administration course in college, as he is aware that a career as a professional player is very hard. A fan of Flamengo and Paysandu, his idol in football is Júlio César. He is already familiar with this project because his older brother played in the ARF team in previous years.
  Breno Trindade da Luz, 16, center back of the ARF. He thinks of himself a fanatic for soccer. His I nickname is 'Fit'. This sixth-grade student dreams of becoming a professional player for Real Madrid or Flamengo, his favorite team. He underwent only one qualifying round to join the project and has improved his performance with the Bola Project and also in school, achieving good grades. He hopes to bring the cup fro the International championship to the Amazon and then start a professional career by joining the base team of Paysandu, a local team he cheers for, or of Remo.
  Fábio Lima de Melo, 15, striker of the ARF. He is currently in the eighth grade and practices in two teams: Tuna and ARF. A resident of Cruzeiro Village, it usually takes him two hours to get to the training center, but that endeavor results in his performance in the field, since he wants to be a professional player. A fan of Flamengo and Remo, Fábio says it is a major responsibility to represent Brazil in Europe. His plans include taking a Physical Education course at university because he wants to be involved with sporting activities at work. He has the support of his family to pursue a professional career.
  Jefferson da Silva Mendes, 16, midfielder of the ARF. He is currently attending the first year of High School. Also called 'Loro', he is a supporter of Remo and Vasco. He used to play as a striker, but in this project he realized his vocation to be a midfielder. He has been playing soccer since the age of 5 and always watches the matches of his favorite team to cheer for them and to learn. Joining the project changed his life, as his performance on the field and in school and his environmental awareness have improved. In addition to taking tests to join a soccer team in Belém, he wants to study to have a second profession. Before being drafted into the ARF, he participated in three qualifying rounds.
  Lucas Rodrigues Peixoto, 16, midfielder of the ARF. He is in the third year of high school. He wants to be a soccer player, but also intends to take Physical Education at university. He has been playing soccer since he was 9 years old and wants to show an excellent performance in Europe.  He underwent one qualifying round to join the team. His taking part in the project has made him become more communicative and improve his school performance. A fan of Vasco da Gama and Paysandu, he believes that physical training was the point he had to strive the hardest to get his position in the ARF.
  Thiago Queiroz da Silva, 15, fullback (left side) of the ARF. A student in the 8th Grade, he started playing as a striker and realized his vocation for playing as a fullback while training in the team. A supporter to São Paulo and Paysandu, his objective is to get the moves right and hit the beam and gives his best, so that the ARF can win the international title. He intends to be a professional player, but will not stop studying to be a lawyer, since he wants to help people. His behavior change since he joined the project was a surprise to him, to his friends and family.
  Leandro Paulo Rodrigues dos Santos, 15, midfielder of the ARF. He is in the first year of high school and intends to take Chemical Engineering at college, but will not give up soccer. His dream is to be play for Flamengo, his favorite team. His taking part in the project will be remembered for the rest of his life. He underwent one qualifying round to join the team. For him, after having been selected, now all it takes is striving to bring the title to the Pará and the Amazon. He is fan of Flamengo and Remo and his idols are Landú and Messi.
  Landoaldo Freire dos Santos, 16, goalkeeper of the ARF, but also plays as a striker. Lando, as he is called in the team, is in the second year of high school. Becoming a professional goalkeeper is dream he has had since he was a child. After two qualifying rounds, he managed to join the ARF. In the project, in addition to his active participation in the field, he has gained experience in environmental education regarding preservation of the environment - lessons he will take for the rest of his life. He is a fan of Paysandu and Fluminense, and his idols in soccer are Ronaldinho Gaúcho and Júlio César.
  Andrey Macedo da Silva, 15, full back (right side) of the ARF. Attends the first year of high school and know about the project in school. He underwent two qualifying rounds to join the team. Now he wants to show his best. His nickname is 'Cabo'. His inspiration to soccer comes from the stars of his favorite team, Santos. The plan is to become a professional player, but if this doesn't work out, he intends to work in the companies of the Barcarena industrial hub. In Belém, he is a fan of Remo. After the World Cup, he wants to take tests to play for the teams in Belém and to continue his studies.
  Wilham de Castro Tavares, 16, midfielder of the ARF. He is currently attending the 1st year of high school. He underwent one qualifying round to join the team. A fan of Flamengo and Remo, with the support from his family, he wants to play in the professional soccer league. Out there, he wants to show his progress in the field. His taking part in the project represents changes in his life, more responsibility and the dream of becoming a professional player. He will keep on studying and if he doesn't become a player in Flamengo, he wants to be a math teacher.

Updated: October 3, 2016