Pedro is a passionate Fluminense fan in Rio de Janeiro. He’s been hosting travellers from around the world in Rio de Janeiro for home matches of his beloved club Fluminense.
Read more about his story in this blog on why he loves Fluminense so much and meeting like-minded fans from around the world.
Which club do you support and what is your best memory?
I support Fluminense, a club from Rio de Janeiro and one of Brazil’s biggest! My best memory is the game that took us to win the 2010’s Brazilian’s national league, it was a really nervous and difficult game but we ended up winning 1-0 with a goal in the second half.
What do you love about being a Homefans host?
What I love the most about being a Homefans’ host are the friends that I make every game. People from everywhere come to visit Maracanã and I really like being able to connect with cultures from all over the world!
What do you like doing when you aren’t leading Homefans tours?
Like every guy from Rio de Janeiro, when I’m not leading tours I like going to the beach and spending hours there. Besides that, I love to practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
What makes your city so special?
I’m a little bit suspicious to talk about my city, but Rio de Janeiro has everything you’ll need to have a wonderful time: beaches, parties and really outgoing people! It’s a fantastic city to visit with a lot of things to do.
What match people should try to see in your city?
Fluminense has 3 big rivals in Rio de Janeiro: Flamengo, Vasco and Botafogo, so any derby that we play against one of theses clubs is always a perfect game to experience!
People should watch a Fluminense’s game because currently we play the best football in Brazil and we have an incredibly beautiful, loud fanbase! Join my tour to see Fluminense at the Maracanã and have a great time in Rio.
In our host stories series, we delve into the lives of our local hosts all around the world. Get to know why they love their city, their club their favorite places to hang out and their journey to becoming a Homefans host.