“The biggest conman in Brazilian football”

Perennial Underachievers

This is a tale of the ‘Kaiser’.

Usually when you hear that name you think of the legendary Franz Beckenbauer but this story is not about him. Instead it is about a Brazilian striker named Carlos Henrique Kaiser, or to give him his other title “the biggest conman in Brazilian football”.

There have been many famous examples of ‘fake footballers’, like Ali Dia the man who claimed he was George Weah’s cousin, but this story is different. This is a story about a man who did actually have a bit of talent and was a real footballer. The difference here is that Carlos Henrique wanted the life of a footballer but without the football part.

The ‘Kaiser’ has a fairly impressive footballing CV. He played for Vasco da Gama, Flamengo, Fluminense, Botafogo all in his native Brazil and then later on in Europe with Ajaccio.


A product of the Botafogo academy system, Carlos signed with Mexican side…

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