and2023 is coming to an end. Along comes the football records related to the calendar year: top scorer, team with the most appearances, player with the most assists, coach with the most wins… In the last part, there is currently a surprise winner. Al Nasr coach Luis Castro started the new year at Botafogo as the biggest winner with 46 wins in 317 days in 2023.
The 62-year-old Portuguese has a record of 46 wins, 8 draws and 10 losses. Since the start of the year Botafogo lost to Odax-RJ in Tacá Guanabara until the last victory over Alvida. Considering that there are still 48 days until the end of the year, Guardiola and Marcel Kohler (40 years old) are still far away from the Portuguese.
Luis Castro unbeaten in 18 matches
The Portuguese coach is already on an incredible winning streak: he has gone 18 consecutive matches without defeat since facing Altavin in mid-August three months ago.Since then, only one draw has remained against Abha, meaning A record of 17 wins and 1 draw in 18 games. The records he set surprised Guardiola and other technical staff, and won the 2023 Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup and European Super Cup.
Only one title but many victories
Although he is the coach with the most wins in 2023, these have only resulted in one title: the Arab Champions League title with Al Nasr. In Brazil, Botafogo started like a shot at the Estadio Brasileiro and dominated the league uninterrupted from the 3rd round onwards with the help of the excellent Tiquinho. However, after Luis Castro left for Arabia, Rio de Janeiro began to decline and the lead was taken away by Palmeiras. “I left Botafogo? At that moment I felt that things were done in Brazil, that the building was solid and that the team was ready to move on without me.” This is how the Portuguese expressed his departure from the Brazilian club Way.
Should I leave Botafogo? At that moment I felt that things were done in Brazil, that the building was strong and that the team was ready to move on without me.
In the Arabian Peninsula, despite their impressive results, they still finished in second place, behind Jorge Jesus’ Al Hilal. At the opposite extreme is Manchester City’s Guardiola, who helped Manchester City win four titles in 2023 despite fewer wins.
Luis Castro, loves wine
The 62-year-old Luis Castro has experienced Agda, Mealliada, Estrarea, Sancho Anse, Penafiel, Porto (provisional), Rio Ave, Vitoria After Guimarães, Shakhtar Donetsk and Duhail, he seems to have joined the elite ranks of football. His contract expires in 2025. As well as on the field, Al Nasr also had a star on the bench.