In addition to the two, striker Ronald and midfielder Pedro Castro were also announced by Glorioso
With the thinking turned to the dispute of Brazilian Championship Serie B – game still in 2021 Carioca Championship it’s at Brazil’s Cup -, the board of Botafogo announced on Thursday two more signings. The team’s third and fourth reinforcements for the 2021 season are right-back Jonathan, who was in Coritiba, and goalkeeper Douglas Borges, formerly of Volta Redonda. The two passed medical examinations and signed a contract.
At 28, Jonathan arrives for a position that was lacking for Botafogo last season. Four athletes took turns and no one was unanimous on the right side of the defense. In addition, they have experience in Serie B. In recent years, he played for Atlético Goianiense and Ponte Preta. Last season, he played 24 rounds of the Brasileirão for Coritiba. “Jonathan is Fire! Lateral arrives to reinforce Botafogo in the 2021 season! Welcome and success with the shirt of the Most Traditional Club! #VamosBOTAFOGO ”, wrote the club in a post on Twitter. The player also played for Brasiliense, Capivariano-SP, São José-SP, Água Santa-SP and Portuguesa.
Jonathan is Fire! 🤝📝
Lateral arrives to reinforce Botafogo in the 2021 season! Welcome and success with the shirt of the Most Traditional Club! ☑️⭐️🔥
– Botafogo FR (@Botafogo)
Goalkeeper Douglas Borges, 30, was highly rated after the 2020 season at Volta Redonda. Enough to embody the alternatives in the sector, which have the Paraguayan Gatito Fernández and Diego Cavalieri disputing the title and Diego Loureiro as third option. The club recently dismissed Saulo. “Seawall in the area! Goalkeeper Douglas Borges is another sign of Fogão! Welcome to Glorioso Botafogo! #VamosBOTAFOGO ”, informed the club, also saying that he was trained in Cruzeiro and that he competed in Series B of 2020 for CRB. The player also played for Itaúna-MG, Guarani-MG, Monte Azul-SP, Tupi, Olímpia-SP, Ceará, Remo and Novorizontino. In addition to the two, striker Ronald and midfielder Pedro Castro were also announced. Botafogo has advanced negotiations with three other athletes: defenders Joel Carli and Gilvan, midfielder Matheus Frizzo and striker Marcinho. And he also negotiates with Felipe Ferreira, a Ferroviária midfielder.
* With information from Estadão Content