Re: Rotherham United .:.:Going Up, Up, Up:.:English Championship 7204
Whatever happened to.... #1
Filled with regret and anger at what could've been
4 seasons ago if you asked the Rotherham faithful about a certain 19 year old Brazilian you would've heard words like "amazing" and "wonderkid" being used to describe him. Commentators were running out superlatives to describe the boy wonder who was touted as the next Ronaldo. Sound familiar, miller fans?
Of course, it's the one season wonder: Felipe Andre.
With 44 goals to his 33 appearances, Mr Andre felt he was unstoppable. However he wasn't the only one that felt that way. Southend manager, Matthew Dean, even went as far to describe him as the next Ronaldo. Saying that now, would land you a job as a comedian. After Rotherham's promotion, the pacey forward soon forgot how to score and found himself relegated to the bench. Rumours started to spread around Yorkshire that Felipe was spotted in a club a night before his final match. These rumours gained credibility when Felipe had an atrocious last game. This eventually lead to the part exchange deal involving Lille which saw Moussa Sow go the other way. A lacklustre season with Lille gave way to 2 seasons of club hopping. Both Bordeux and Dynamo Kiev felt that his calibre was far from their club's standards and was eventually loaned out by the Kiev.
Now at Atlético Mineiro, Felipe's standard has fortunately risen. A move back to Europe is allegedly in its first phases however doubts have been cast over Felipe's attitude. In recent times he has looked tired and stressed. Last week he even snapped at a reporter for asking if his pregnant wife was fine. "It is none of your business" he replied sharply.
Will the wonder kid ever be able to find his feet again?