Mimi Sodré

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Mimi Sodré
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Mimi Sodré
Personal information
Full name Benjamin de Almeida Sodré
Date of birth (1892-04-10)April 10, 1892
Place of birth Belém, Brazil
Date of death February 1, 1982(1982-02-01) (aged 89)
Place of death Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1908–1916 Botafogo
1922 Botafogo
National team
1916 Brazil 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Benjamin de Almeida Sodré, commonly known as Benjamin Sodré or as Mimi Sodré (April 10, 1892[1] – February 1, 1982[2]) was a Brazilian scout and football striker, who played for the Brazilian national team.[2]


Born in Belém,[1] Mimi Sodré started his career in 1908, defending Botafogo, leaving the club in 1916.[2] He returned to play for Botafogo in 1922.[2]

National team[edit]

He played two games for the Brazilian national team in 1916. He played his first game on July 12 against Uruguay, playing against that country again on July 18, scoring a goal in that game.[3]

President of Botafogo[edit]

Mimi Sodré was president of Botafogo Football Club in 1941.[4] Botafogo Football Club was one of the two clubs that fused to form Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas in 1942.[4]


Mimi Sodré was a student at the Naval Academy when after reading a book by Baden Powell named Scouting for Boys, he became interested in Scouting.[1] Sodré, under the pen name Velho Lobo, published a Scouting book named Guia do Escoteiro.[1] During his life he was a member of the União dos Escoteiros do Brasil, led several Scouting groups, and taught several courses around his country.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Benjamin Sodré – O Velho Lobo" (in Portuguese). Memória Escoteira CCME. Retrieved June 26, 2009. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b c d "Mimi Sodré – atacante". CBF. Retrieved June 26, 2009. 
  3. ^ Napoleão, Antônio Carlos; Assaf, Roberto (2006). Seleção Brasileira 1914–2006. São Paulo: Mauad X. p. 279. ISBN 85-7478-186-X. 
  4. ^ a b "Maurício Assumpção é confirmado como presidente do Botafogo" (in Portuguese). Terra. November 27, 2008. Retrieved June 26, 2009.