Football vocabulary in Portuguese. Os torcedores estão na arquibancada.

What’s up ! How’s everything? Today in our A Dica do Dia, we are going to learn everything about soccer in portuguese. 

Soccer in Portuguese

You know that football is one of Brazil’s greatest prides, right? Soccer is Brazil’s soul! And today we are going to teach you all about football in Portuguese for you to talk to everyone and become a Brazilian soccer fan!

Parts of the football pitch in Portuguese

O estádio Stadium
O ponto central Central point
O círculo central Central circle
A linha de fundo Goal line
A área Penalty Area
A marca do pênalti Penalty mark
A pequena área Goal Area
A arquibancada Bleachers / Stands
O banco de reservas Bench
O gol Goal
A trave Goal posts
O travessão Crossbar
A rede Net
A bola Ball

Let’s see some videos with our friends Pablo and Diogo teaching us more about it. Now that you have seen the words, let’s practice their pronunciations.

Football Vocabulary in Portuguese: regulations

Now let’s take a look at the rules and regulations that the game  must follow in Portuguese, Diogo and Pablo are here to help us out again:

O árbitro Referee
O bandeirinha Linesman
O assistente Assistant
O cartão amarelo Yellow card
O cartão vermelho Red card
O impedimento Offside
A falta Foul
A cobrança de falta Free-kick
O pênalti Penalty
A cobrança de pênalti Penalty-kick
O tiro de meta Goal-kick
O lateral Throw-in
O Escanteio Corner kick
O acréscimo Injury time

Let’s learn how to say these words:

Football uniform in Portuguese

Besides the parts of the field, characters and features, there is also the uniform and it is divided in parts. Let’s see it my friends!

A camisa T-shirt
O calção Shorts
O calção térmico Thermal shorts
O meião Socks
As caneleiras Shinguards
As chuteiras Football boots
Os cadarços Shoelaces
As travas Studs
As luvas Goalkeeper’s gloves

Are you ready to practice saying it?

Areas of the football stadium in Portuguese

There are stadiums all over Brazil, The Maracanã is the most famous one. But do you know how to say these parts in Portuguese?

A bilheteria Ticket booth
A porta de entrada Entrance gate
A rampa de acesso Access ramp
Os banheiros Restrooms
A lanchonete Snack bar
A entrada das arquibancadas Bleachers / Stands Entrance
As cadeiras Seats
O camarote VIP Box
O vestiário Locker room / Changing room
A boca do túnel Tunnel
A cobertura Stadium roof

Let’s hear how the words sound:

Soccer slang in Portuguese

Now that you understand it all, let’s learn how people really talk about soccer in Portuguese: time to learn some slang!

  • Açougueiro – aggressive or violent player.
  • Artilheiro – the player that scores the highest number of goals in a match or championship.
  • Banheirista – the player that stays only in the goal area.
  • Baladeiro – a player that loves to party.
  • Bicicleta – kick in which the player hits the ball by throwing his body backward up in the air.
  • Cai-cai – the player that falls to the ground easily, sometimes on purpose.
  • Caneta – when  a player passes the ball between another player’s legs.
  • Carrinho – when a player tries to take the ball from another player by hitting the ball while sliding.
  • Catimbeiro – the player that teases, tempts and leads another player astray.
  • Chapéu / Lençol – when a player throws the ball over another player’s head.
  • Craque – a very good player.
  • Frangueiro – the goalkeeper that allows a goal that would be easily avoided.
  • Foguete / Torpedo – very strong kick.
  • Ganhar de virada – when the team is losing and turns the game around and win.
  • Golaço – an outstanding goal.
  • Gol do meio da rua – scoring with a kick when the player is far from the goal.
  • Ladrão – the player that comes from behind and takes the ball.
  • Perna de pau – a very bad player.
  • Pipoqueiro – the player that people have lots of expectations, but in the end, he doesn’t meet the expectations.
  • Quizumbeiro – an annoying player that likes to cause trouble.

Lots of slang to learn, right?
In 2014, when we had the World Cup in Brazil, we, from Rio & Learn, created many special videos, and one of them was precisely about some of the slang we used. Take a look and let’s learn the correct pronunciation:

Now, let’s take a look at examples using some of the slang we have just learned:

Examples of Soccer Slang in Portuguese

Aquele jogador do Flamengo deu uma caneta no adversário.
That player from Flamengo nutmegged the opponent.

O goleiro daquele time é um frangueiro, nunca agarra a bola e sempre deixa os outros fazerem gol.
The goalkeeper of that team is a sieve, he never stops the ball and always allows the other team to score.

O jogador Roberto Carlos tem um chute que parece um torpedo.
Roberto Carlos, the soccer player has a kick as strong as a torpedo.

O Alexandre fez um gol de bicicleta.
Alexandre did the bicycle kick goal.

Ele fez um golaço no jogo. Foi muito bonito.
He scored an outstanding goal on the match. It was really beautiful.

Aquele time estava perdendo o jogo e, de repente, ganhou de virada. Foi incrível!
That team was losing the match and, suddenly, they turned the game around and won. It was amazing!

Ele deu um carrinho no outro jogador.
He made a slide tackle on the other player.

Exercise

To practice even more, we have this new exercise for you. Complete this text about a football match in Portuguese with the words you’ve learned. To help you, here are the words that you’ll need to use:

bandeirinha – torcida – impedimento – árbitro – craque da partida – travas – luvas – caneleiras – meião – calção – chuteiras – uniforme – porta de entrada – entrada das arquibancadas – bilheteria – estádio – camisas do time – torcedores – campo – ponto central – jogo – bola

O _______ começou. A _______ saiu do _______  _______ e está rolando pelo _______ . Os _______ estão muito animados usando _______ ___ _______ e torcendo muito. O _______ está lotado. A _______ esgotou, as pessoas ainda entram pela _______  ____ _______  , pessoas aguardam nas _______ ______ _______ . Tem poucas _______ vazias e o _______ está cheio. Muitas crianças vestem o _______ completo do time: _______ , _______ , _______ , _______ com _______ e _______ . O _______ ____ _______  chutou a bola e o _______ marcou _______ . A _______ vaiou, mas  o _______ confirmou.

That’s it!
We have just studied the vocabulary of soccer in Portuguese, now you are ready to talk about football to any Brazilian you meet.

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Answer

O jogo começou. A bola saiu do ponto central e está rolando pelo campo. Os torcedores estão muito animados usando camisas do time e torcendo muito. O estádio está lotado. A bilheteria esgotou, as pessoas ainda entram pela porta de entrada, pessoas aguardam nas entradas das arquibancadas. Tem poucas cadeiras vazias e o camarote está cheio. Muitas crianças vestem o uniforme completo do time: calção, meião, caneleiras, chuteiras com travas e luvas. O craque da partida chutou a bola e o árbitro marcou impedimento. A torcida vaiou, mas  o bandeirinha confirmou.

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