Former AC Milan midfielder Clarence Seedorf has been a stunning success in Brazil after moving to the Brazilian league only recently with Botafogo. He has been an influential figure for the club in every way including helping the youth players develop their game. He has also helped the club reach the top of the table with a stunning goal against current champions Fluminense. Botafogo were taking on Fluminense in a crunch encounter and the current champions are certainly the favourites to take all three points. However, they were stunned by an excellent performance from the 37-year-old.

Seedorf has been consistently linked with a return to AC Milan as a manager over the last few weeks. However, it looks like he will be completing the season with Botafogo before taking a decision on his future. Seedorf has played for the likes of Real Madrid, AC Milan, and Ajax. He is the only player to have lifted a Champions League trophy with three different clubs. Coritiba were the table leaders going into the match, but they were held to a 2-2 draw with Flamengo. As a result, they have fallen out of the top of the table.

Botafogo now occupy this position after having taken for the victories from the opening six matches of the season. It would be a tremendous achievement for Botafogo to win the league because they are not amongst the traditional big clubs like Santos and São Paulo. Even though Fluminense were the league champions only last season, they were totally outplayed by Botafogo as they dominated possession. Botafogo also created a lot of opportunities as well, but it was the solitary goal from Seedorf that proved to be the difference between the two teams.

Clarence Seedorf is already proving to be an influential signing for the club.