ALTERNATIVA FC

BRAZIL

Every year, Alternativa and up to other 1,200 teams compete for glory at Peladão in Manaus, Brazil, the largest amateur football tournament in the world. In addition to footballers, each team boasts its own “beauty queen” who competes in the parallel Peladão beauty pageant. Throughout the tournament, football teams knocked out of competition can be reinstated if their beauty queen wins her round.

Every year, brazilian army helicopters deliver the reigning peladão beauty queen to Manaus stadium for an opening ceremony that includes indigenous amazon rituals and skydiving.