Meet Tyroane Sandows. A promising talent rising through the ranks at São Paulo, except he’s South African.
São Paulo is one of the capitals of our beautiful game. This mega-city, boasting a population greater than 11 million, is home to Palmeiras, Corinthians and São Paulo, some of the nation’s most successful and popular teams. And it really is no surprise that we’ve seen a large amount of talent emerge from this part of Brazil, the likes of 2002 World Cup winning goalkeeper Marcos, Paulinho, Roberto Carlos, Luis Fabiano and of course Kaka, amongst plenty others.
This cycle will never stop and on this note, we introduce Tyroane Sandows, an 18-year-old attacker plying his trade with the São Paulo U-20 team. Unlike those illustrious names previously mentioned, Ty – as he’s called by his teammates – is not a local lad, having arrived six years ago from a city that is well over 7200km away, Johannesburg. Yes, Ty is South African.