Competition – Umbro Ask: Do You Speak GOLAÇO?

Umbro Golaco Competition

GOLAÇOS or great goals are what make the football world go’ round. And whether it’s freestyle or free-kicks, not many players do beautiful football better’ than the Brazilians.

Roberto Carlos scored some incredible goals during his career with Real Madrid and Brazil “most notably the free-kick against France at Le Tournoi in 1997. Carlos was wearing Umbro’ Speciali boots when he scored this impossible goal and best free kick ever”:

Inspired by this iconic goal, Umbro has teamed up with the Brazilian World Cup winner to find a’ new generation of golaços. The competition calls on football players across the world to capture’ and share their own amazing goals via Umbro’s special Golaço app.

Roberto Carlos will select five winners who’ll get to enjoy the ultimate Brazilian football’ experience which includes:

– Return flights to Brazil plus a parent, guardian or friend

– Exclusive football skills session with Roberto Carlos

– Learn to play the Samba way at Clube Atl’tico Paranaense, one of the best football’ facilities in Brazil

– Full professional training kit and boots from Umbro

Roberto Carlos said:

I still get asked about that goal and how I scored it. People have tried to’ analyse it but there is no explanation. It shouldn’t have had that much swerve but I knew it’ was going in.


That goal made history. It’s something I’ve spoken to Zidane and Beckham about many’ times. How can we make history with a ball?

Carlos added:

A golaço can come in many forms and I’m looking forward to picking the’ winners to join me in Brazil ” the land of football. This is a big year for Brazil and this’ competition is also a great way to start Umbro’s 90th’ birthday celebrations. Good luck or as we’ say in Brazil, ˜boa sorte’!

Umbro is releasing five exclusive Roberto Carlos video interviews where he talks about growing’ up in Brazil, his early career, life as a ˜Galactico„and Brazil’s chances in the World Cup.

A free-kick. A bicycle kick. An audacious backheel. A cheeky chip. A lob from the halfway line. A’ mazy dribble. An individual effort or a masterpiece of team-work. A golaço can take many forms’ but it’s simply an amazing goal. A moment of magic.

The Umbro Golaço app lets football players around the world upload videos of their finest goals’ and then share them with their friends online. The app also lets you view other entries and vote’ for your favourites.

How to Get the App

The Umbro Golaço app is available for both iOS and Android smart phones and tablets and can’ be downloaded from The App Store and the Google Play store from today. Desktop users can’ also enter the competition via Umbro’s Facebook page.

Upload your entry to Umbro’s Golaço app and the five top entrants, -as selected by Roberto’ Carlos, will spend a few days training in a top football academy in Brazil,’ learning to play the Brazilian way.


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