The Covid-19 outbreak in the professional squad, with 18 infected athletes – in addition to coaches and directors – led Flamengo to face Palmeiras with six boys trained in Ninho do Urubu among the starters, and three others entering after the break. The safe presentation of Natan, Lincoln, Ramon & Co. took the spotlight back to the base divisions of Rubro-Negro. With the investment made until June 2020 (R $ 52 million and 282 thousand), the club has already increased costs in training base athletes for the sixth consecutive season.
With the good work developed at Ninho do Urubu, the base continues to be able to contribute to the results of the professional team – as the Nation has become accustomed to seeing over time – whether due to the value obtained from transfers to major European clubs, or for performance in the main team.
– We must always be ready for when the opportunity arises. My teammates also played a great game, which shows the strength that Flamengo’s base has. We have great players as references, but Flamengo has the strength to play at home. We showed that – said goalkeeper Hugo Souza, Neneca, the highlight in the 1 to 1 at Allianz Parque.
With the Covid-19 outbreak that reached Flamengo’s professional squad, the base will again be important in the duel with Ecuador’s Independiente Del Valle, this Wednesday. With the leadership of Group A of the Copa Libertadores at stake – the teams have nine points – the ball rolls in Maracanã starting at 9:30 pm.
According to the financial statements presented by the Gávea club, the costs of training athletes are recognized by the expenses directly related to accommodation, food, transportation, education, clothing, medical assistance, technical commission, among others, of the basic categories.
Cost of training Flamengo athletes:
2013 – R $ 8.195 million *
2014 – R $ 7.406 million *
2015 – R $ 10.526 million *
2016 – R $ 16.652 million *
2017 – R $ 23.832 million **
2018 – R $ 35,201 million **
2019 – R $ 44.123 million **
2020 (until June 30) – R $ 52.282 million ***
* Amounts taken from the financial statements for each year
** Amounts taken from the 2019 financial statement
*** Amounts taken from the first half of 2020 financial statement