The ‘Brazilian John Motson’, Galvão Bueno, is a national treasure in Brazil. He has been commentating on football matches for over four decades, and is widely regarded as one of the best commentators in the world.
Galvão Bueno was born in São Paulo in 1948, and began his career in the early 1970s. He quickly established himself as one of the most respected commentators in Brazil, and was soon given the nickname ‘Brazilian John Motson’, in reference to the legendary British commentator.
Galvão Bueno’s career has been marked by his enthusiasm and passion for the game. He has commentated on some of the most iconic moments in Brazilian football history, including the 1982 World Cup, the 1994 World Cup, and the 2002 World Cup. He has also commentated on some of the most memorable matches in Brazilian football, such as the famous ‘Maracanazo’ in 1950, when Brazil lost the World Cup final to Uruguay.
Galvão Bueno’s commentary style is unique and instantly recognisable. He is known for his passionate and enthusiastic delivery, and his ability to capture the emotion of the moment. He is also known for his use of colourful language and his ability to bring the game to life.
Galvão Bueno has become a national treasure in Brazil, and is widely regarded as one of the best commentators in the world. He has been awarded numerous awards for his work, including the Order of Merit of the Brazilian Football Confederation, and the Order of Merit of the Brazilian Olympic Committee.
Galvão Bueno retired from commentating after the 2018 World Cup, but his legacy will live on. He will be remembered as one of the greatest commentators in the history of Brazilian football, and a national treasure.