Support our Nation today - please donate here

Watch: Brazil legend Cafu speaks Welsh in Budweiser advert

18 Nov 2022 2 minute read
Cafu in the ad for Budweiser (Credit: Budweiser UK)

Now here’s something you don’t see every day – a bona fide Brazil legend speaking Welsh.

Cymru qualifying for the World Cup has thrown up some mad moments, but this is right up there.

After Budweiser faced criticism from Welsh fans in the last few days for their adverts supporting England – but seemingly forgetting that Wales existed, the brand has more than made up for its error.

64 years ago, Wales faced Brazil in their last World Cup game, so Budweiser asked legendary Brazilian star Cafu to welcome Cymru back to the World Cup.

Wearing obligatory bucket hat and sitting beside a vase of daffs, with a Wales Golf Madrid picture behind him, the full back who played for Brazil from 1990 to 2006 and is the most internationally capped Brazilian player of all time, gamely attempts to speak Welsh, for which he can only be applauded.

Ultimately, however, we think it’s all an elaborate ruse by Cafu so that he can meet the man who has the nickname the Crynant Cafu, Welsh defender Connor Roberts.

Don’t worry mate, I’m sure the Football Association of Wales will sort it and make your dream come true.

Support our Nation today

For the price of a cup of coffee a month you can help us create an independent, not-for-profit, national news service for the people of Wales, by the people of Wales.

Notify of
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
1 year ago

Ah, Wales being an afterthought. Surprised? No, only surprised by how the Welsh don’t find this constant treatment insulting.

1 year ago
Reply to  Riki

I’d like to say it’s a yank company so what can you expect, but such big companies usually have big PR departments to match so I guess it is just old fashioned ignorance. Still it could be worse, the American beer company is at least no worse than “our” royal family.

Our Supporters

All information provided to Nation.Cymru will be handled sensitively and within the boundaries of the Data Protection Act 2018.