Corinthian Spirit

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It was a 1910 tour to Brazil by English side Corinthian FC which inspired the creation of Sao Paulo giants Corinthians, by enthusiastic locals. According to the story, five Paulista railway workers Anselmo Correa, Antonio Pereira, Carlos Silva, Joaquim Ambrosio and Raphael Perrone met under a gas lamp in the neighbourhood of Bom Retiro and decided to form a new club S.C. Corinthians Paulista. 105 years later, the English outfit’s modern-day descendants Corinthian-Casuals returned to South America to commemorate that first game in front of 26,000 at the World Cup stadium Arena Corinthians. The Ryman Isthmian League South side held out for 78 minutes before falling to a 3-0 loss.

Main image: Italian designer Osvaldo Oz Casanova was commissioned to create a match-poster to celebrate the event.

Images: Corinthian-Casuals Football Club Facebook

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Video: Vai Corinthians Film

Video: Corinthians

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