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Botafogo Matchday Experience

5 Excellent (28 reviews) Rio de Janeiro

From €79,00 79,00




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English, Español, Portuguese


Welcome to the Botafogo Matchday Experience – the most authentic and exciting soccer experience Rio de Janeiro can offer!

If you are a soccer lover, a sports enthusiast or simply someone looking for a unique experience in Brazil, you can’t miss the chance to participate in this exclusive event.

Founded in 1904, Botafogo is one of the oldest and most traditional clubs in Brazil. Over the years, the team has won numerous titles and produced Brazilian soccer legends such as Garrincha and Carlos Alberto Torres. Although they have faced ups and downs throughout their history, Botafogo is currently in great shape, leading the Brazilian Championship and surprising fans all over the country with their skill and passion on the field. You will have the chance to see this amazing team in action at the Nilton Santos stadium, surrounded by other enthusiastic fans and under the guidance of an experienced local guide.

Imagine joining a local guide who is passionate about soccer for a full day of fun, culture, and the history of carioca soccer. We will start our day at a meeting point in Copacabana, where your guide will take you to meet other Botafogo fans in one of the liveliest and most authentic places in town. There you will enjoy drinks and a barbecue while learning more about the carioca soccer culture and the history of Botafogo and you will be aware of everything about the clubs and competitions! Once we soaked up this pre-match atmosphere, we will make our way to the stadium.

Next, we will embark on an exciting journey at Nilton Santos Stadium. The build was finished in 2007 and it hosted the athletics games at the 2016 Olympic Games. This is where the action really starts! You will have the chance to join the passionate Botafogo fans, supporting their team in a unique and vibrant atmosphere. Your guide will be by your side throughout the game, explaining the plays and traditions of the club.

You won’t have to worry about a thing – the experience includes a ticket to the game, a guide who speaks fluent English, and even a barbecue and  two local beers to make your experience even more special.

So what are you waiting for? Don’t miss the opportunity to join us on an amazing and unforgettable soccer adventure! Reserve your spot on the Botafogo Matchday Experience now and get ready for a unique and exciting experience that you will never forget.

Additional Botafogo Matchday information:

Brazilian (National) League Matches – Botafogo is on the TOP OF THE LEAGUE! EVERY MATCH HAS BEEN LIKE A FINAL!

30/09 – Botafogo x Goiás
07/10 – Fluminense x Botafogo (Derby day at Maracanã Stadium)
21/10 – Botafogo x Athletico Paranaense
28/10 – Botafogo x Cuiabá
01/11 – Botafogo x Palmeiras
08/11 – Botafogo x Grêmio
22/11 – Botafogo x Santos
29/11 – Botafogo x Cruzeiro

PS: The dates are subject to change

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  • See Botafogo live at the Olympic Stadium
  • Tick the football temple off your bucket list
  • Learn more about Botafogo's history and culture
  • Meet up with local Botafogo fans

What you get

  • Botafogo match ticket in Nilton Santos Stadium (long side upper/west sector)
  • 1 barbecue and 2 beers
  • A local pre-match experience including a hike to the statue sector
  • Transport to the stadium
  • English speaking Local Host
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance


Is the match date confirmed?

Fixtures have been released however it is possible that Sunday matches will move to Saturday and vice-versa.  We advise you to consider this when making your wider travel plans.

How many people will be on the tour?

The maximum number of people the host will allow is stated above. However this number may not always be met and it may even be possible that your party is on the tour on your own. Higher numbers make for a more sociable experience, lower numbers make for more personalised attention from your host. Look at it as a win/win!

Can I trust booking on Homefans?

You can absolutely trust booking on Homefans! The activities on Homefans are offered by vetted locals and Homefans. All bookings made on Homefans are backed by our Buyer Guarantee.

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How will the host get in touch after booking?

The host will get in touch with you via Whatsapp prior to the event. You will receive a booking confirmation from Homefans and more information about the experience.

Can children / young adults join the tour?

If we can accept children there will be an option in the booking flow. However, for many trips our local hosts take the decision, based on the content of the tour, to open this up to adults only. If you are looking to travel with under 18’s, please feel free to contact us and we can discuss your options.


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Fantastic experience! Matheus and his friend Daniel took care of everything and made sure everyone was doing ok in and around of the stadium. Their passion and love for botafogo in combination with the great atmosphere at the stadion made an unforgettable night. Thanks again Matheus!!

Joshua Brüning


Best Match ever

We were warmly welcomed and had a lot of fun. Everyone was very nice and the vibe both outside and inside the stadium was very cool. Best atmosphere I've ever had in a stadium. The fans are sooo incredible!

Nathan Saunders


Great experience in Rio

This was a really fantastic experience for me with my son. Matheus ensured that everything went very smoothly from meeting, to transport, explaining about the club and stadium, sorting food, seats etc. The atmosphere in and around the stadium was brilliant. We had a really great time and Matheus worked hard to make sure that happened

Nathalie Chung

Amazing experience from start to finish. Organization was excellent. The host and his crew made sure we were comfortable at all times: food and drinks were offered before the start of the game. The food was great ( barbecue). Nice vibes outside the stadium. Inside we had amazing seats with a great view of the players. I definitely recommend this experience as it’s one of the best I had in Río de Janeiro so far. Nothing to complain about, left with beautiful memories!
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Jean-Noël Kasiala



Je tiens à exprimer ma sincère gratitude envers Matheus pour avoir rendu ma journée extraordinaire en me permettant de vivre une expérience de fan de Botafogo que je n'oublierai jamais. Son accueil chaleureux, son enthousiasme et son dévouement envers les l’équipe ont vraiment fait toute la différence. Grâce à lui, j'ai pu ressentir l'incroyable énergie du stade Nilton Santos et vivre chaque moment du match avec une passion renouvelée. Sa gentillesse et son professionnalisme ont vraiment ajouté une valeur exceptionnelle à cette expérience. Un grand merci à Matheus pour avoir contribué à faire de cette soirée une véritable fête du football, avec une belle victoire à la clé 😍. SO SO, BO-TA-FOGOOOOO ! ⚪️⚫️
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Adam Ibrahim


Great night out in Rio!

Matheus was a fantastic host with a deep and passionate love of Botafogo - which was infectious. We saw a great game of football with Botafogo coming back to win 3-1 with the fans in great voice and a special atmosphere. We were travelling with our teenage daughter and I am especially thankful that Matheus made sure we felt very safe throughout including his brother taking us back to Copa late at night after the game. I couldn’t recommend this any higher!! UTB x 2
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John Mullin


Botafogo match

This was an incredible experience. It was really cool to meet Matheus and Daniel and have them show us the atmosphere outside the stadium before the match and also very helpful to have them there helping to get us in and out of the stadium and home safely. It was an unforgettable day all around I really liked the stadium and the club. And it was also great to enjoy the day with other people from around the world. Thank you Matheus!
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Gregory Hill

We had an amazing time watching Botafogo play. Matheus and his crew were fantastic hosts, going above and beyond to make sure we had what we needed to watch a great game of football. The experience was well organised from start to finish and lots of fun. My partner is no football expert but she loved it - it’s an activity for anybody, not just those who love football! A must do if visiting Rio, thanks again Matheus!

Brittany schornstein


Amazing! Must do while in Rio

This was such an incredible experience. Matheus and his friend Daniel were excellent hosts. I did not have to worry about any of the details or planning at any point- Matheus took care of everything. The Botofogo crowd was electric and the atmosphere was one of the best I have been to. The whole time it felt like going to a game with friends, rather then a tour- which made it even more special. I highly recommend this experience as Matheus makes it all so easy. This was one of, if not the, top highlight of our time in Rio.
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Martin Neal



Wow!! What an experience. We attended Botafogo v Coritiba while on holiday from the UK and it was a truly unforgettable day. Our guide, Matheus, was brilliant form the word go. He gave me assurances that everything promised by Homefans would be taken care of and he was right. He kept me informed of arrangements etc and was there at the arranged meeting place to greet us with a friendly smile... and soon after a beer too! It could have been a daunting experience going to a game in a place I'd never been to before but Matheus was friendly, chatty and impeccably organised. He and his fellow guide did everything to make sure we enjoyed our day to the full, right down to getting us amazing barbecued food taking us all to a good spot to get an Uber back to our respective hotels. Very impressed with our guides and with Homefans.
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Julien Scatena


Amazing experience in Rio

It was an amazing experience. Matheus and Daniel were very kind and cautious with the group. We were arrived 2 hors before the beginning of the game and we shared some beers and tasty skewers in the street with the other fans. Very nice atmosphere. It’s perfect to go with friends or in family. Great immersion in the Carioca way of life. Highly recommended!! Go Botafogoooooo 😉!

Ana Hickey


Unmissable Experience

An unbelievable experience, well worth the money, especially if you are a football fan. Matheus was a brilliant host from start to finish - he was organised, helpful, and informative. We met beforehand for beers and BBQ and to meet the others in the group. The atmosphere both before, during and after the match was so upbeat and energetic. Good vibes all round. Matheus and his friend Daniel were very welcoming and we chatted a lot about football and other sports. We highly recommend.
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Brian Corcoran


Botafogo Experience

Great host and a brilliant atmosphere in the stadium throughout the match.

Chris Sorensen


5 stars for Matheus

I went to see Botafogo - Bragantino in July 2023 and Matheus was such a great host. He has a great positive and outgoing personality and surely he has his passion for Botafogo. Everything from start to the end went perfect and we had some great talks about football in general. Super great all around and definitely 5 stars from me😊👍

Lynn Bläsi



Visiting a Botafogo Match is an absolute must for anyone traveling to Rio. We saw two football matches and both were awesome! Matheus is a great guide. He knows so much about football and his club. You will learn a lot in one evening. His love for the club is immense. It's so fun to watch him fan and sing. I especially loved meeting other Botafogo fans. The atmosphere was perfect. I will never forget these football matches. Matheus you‘re the best! Thank you for everything. We will come back soon!
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Outstanding Experience in Río! Beyond expectations!

If I could give this experience 100 stars I would. It’s an absolute must for anyone traveling to Río. We were picked up one block from our lodgment and had a guided & fun ride. Every detail was thoughtfully planned out. The seats we had were AMAZING and had a blast hanging out with our host-friend. We tailgated, we purchased souvenirs & finally we got to see an outstanding Botafogo game. If you are on the edge Book now!
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William Allen


Botafogo for life! 🤍🖤

Just Wow! I completed a two week solo tour of Argentina and Brazil solely based on Football going to 9 different games. and Botafogo left me forever a fan! Mateus was an absolute Hero, who was so passionate on Botafogo and made you fall in love with the club, he was so well organised, welcoming and cracked opened a beer with you once we got to the pre game! He also matched this with his knowledge and passion of the beautiful game which made the experience 10 times better. The atmosphere was so special, flares, fireworks, chanting and waving flags everywhere you looked, we was immersed with the locals from start to finish. If you go to a game in Rio make sure you go to Botafogo, you won’t regret it! 12/10 would recommend to anybody! I will definitely be returning one day. Just to feel part of the botofoga family once again! 🖤🤍
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Adrian Howard

The Botafogo Matchday experience was one of the highlights of our honeymoon trip to Rio. The atmosphere inside and outside the stadium was amazing, the match was fun to watch and Matheus was an excellent host! Matheus is a passionate fan who is very knowledgeable about the team. He is also very attentive as a host. I recommend the Botafogo Matchday experience to anyone who is looking to see a match in Rio!

Jonghe Hwang


Amazing experience!

The Botafogo FR intuition I made suddenly during my trip to Rio, Brazil became a precious memory in my life. In addition to the passionate street cheering of the home fans, it was very moving to see them keep their seats even though it was late, regardless of the match result, and support the players until the moment they left. The expected arrival time, which I found out in advance on Google search, was more than 50 minutes away from the actual match day due to severe traffic jams. I hope other people know this and deal with it. For those of you who have not yet experienced the Brazilian football cheering culture, it would be nice to take this opportunity to become a fan of Botafogo FR, which has great football skills and a great star mark. Also, I was sorry that I arrived late at the meeting point due to severe traffic congestion unintentionally, but I am very grateful to the guide Mr. Matheus, who gave kind explanations and led me from the first meeting, and helped me safely return home even in the crowd of locals.
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Abby Long



What an amazing experience and a highlight of our trip. The whole trip was so well organised and Matheus looked after us so well. We learnt so many exciting facts about the history of the players and the club. We will be using again when we return to Rio. The Brazilian football games are like no other in the world, you do really need to experience. Do not hesitate to book, we highly recommend. Thank you Matheus

Lenin babu


An Amazing Experience with local guide

I had the pleasure of enjoying an extraordinary match day experience, guided by the remarkable Matheus. A true aficionado of his team, his passion and attentiveness were unparalleled. He graciously arranged for our transportation, escorting us from our hotel to the stadium and securing the best seats. With his command of the English language, Matheus deftly communicated every detail, ensuring we felt secure throughout the entire event. The entire experience exceeded our expectations, leaving us with lasting memories. I heartily recommend home fans to those seeking the ultimate match day experience. It is a concept deserving of the highest praise.
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Travis Rutherford


Great Experience!

Had an awesome time at the Botafogo vs São Paulo. Matheus took us right into the supporters section, which was an amazing experience (especially with a late winner). He also ensured we experienced the best of the pre-match festivities, making the whole experience fantastic. Logistically, pre and post match travel, and security and ticket check points were all smooth with no hiccups. I highly recommend checking out a Botafogo match at the Nilton Santos stadium with Matheus!

Neil Edwards


Great Day Out in Rio

Our group had a brilliant time watching Botafogo beat São Paulo. Matheus was a great host. Communication was perfect and we were well looked after the whole day. I would highly recommend this to anyone with a love of football. Hope to visit again soon!

Andrew McIntyre


Fantastic experience!!!

I would highly recommend booking a tour with Matheus! We had the best experience with him, he showed us what it was like to go to a game as a real Botafogo fan and took great care of us. The game itself was incredible, but knowing where to hang out before the game and where to sit was just as important and we wouldn't have been able to do that alone. If you are thinking of going to a game I would highly recommend booking this tour. Matheus is a great guy and his passion for the game is obvious.
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An amazing experience with one of the most passionate teams in Brazil!

Matheus is such a lovely host who explained a lot of the history behind the derby. He was also very accomodating with any questions We had great seats and were right next to the Botafogo ultras. You can feel the passion and support is truly next level. Even though Botafogo sadly lost, the energy was incredible. I came home a Botafogo fan! Highly recommended!

Jonathan William Anthony


Blew my mind

I came to the game with fairly low expectations, I'd wanted to go to Flamengo game the night before at the Maracana, but unforuntately couldn't with a flight delay. There was one option and that was to go to Botofogo and I am so so glad I did. It was amazing. Matheus really cares deeply about ensuring you have the best possible experience. The guy lives and breathes Botofogo, a club enshrined in history, if not silverware recently. It's not just a game for him, it's about his family and friends. The game was on at the Olympic stadium, which again, I low expectations, but the atmosphere was incredible. He had us right in with the ultras. The fans couldn't have been friendlier as I think they appreciate people coming not just to Maracana and Flamengo, but to see their traditions and culture. In terms of safety and ease, it couldn't have been better. Super smooth pickup, and he even texted me to ensure I got home ok, with transport he organised. If you're in Rio for a week, definitely get to a Botofogo game with a real local football experience.
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Matchday experience Botafogo

It was for me the first time in Rio de Janeiro and this day was the only day with good weather so I went with Matheus together to Christ the Redeemer and after to the Botafogo game. It was a really nice day! The trip to Christ, the Botafogo match. Matheus is a very cool guy, he helped me a lot the whole day and he took his responsibilities so everything went fine with the tickets and transports. I have a good experience! Next time when I will be in Rio de Janeiro to watch football games again I will see Matheus not only as my host, but also as a good friend!
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Bota, Bota, Bota, Botafogooo ! ;-)

Again thanks to Matheus and his very nice friend for a great Botafogo homegame experience. Even if Matheus doesn't like hearing it as a Flamengo supporter ;-), Botafogo has gained a new fan in me. Great atmosphere, likeable club and fans. I will remember this great experience for a long time.
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