Former CSKA Moscow midfielder Daniel Carvalho spoke out about racism in Russian football. The words of the Brazilian are quoted by Globo Esporte.
Carvalho, who played for the Red and Blues from 2004 to 2010, described the problem with the phrase “racism was and still is.” “The first black player in CSKA history was Chidi Odia (Nigerian defender, played for Muscovites from 2004 to 2011 – Lenta.ru comment). Even his own fans booed him, ”said Carvalho.
The Brazilian stressed that his compatriot Wagner Love (played in the army from 2004 to 2012 and in 2013, in 2008 became the top scorer of the Russian championship – approx. “Lenta.ru”) was also treated with suspicion. “But he scored in the first match, and then scored again and again. He has become a symbol of the fight against prejudice, ”added the former midfielder.
For all the years Carvalho spent 85 matches for CSKA and scored nine goals. As part of the club, he twice became the champion of Russia, won the national Cup four times, and the Super Cup three times. In the 2004/2005 season, Carvalho, along with CSKA Moscow, also won the UEFA Cup.