Banker Ricardo Guimarães Doesn’t Favor For One Soccer Team He Roots For All Of Them

A recent article posted by, explains how Ricardo Guimarães got involved in the sport of soccer. Today, BMG Bank is the largest sponsor of soccer in Brazil, and Guimarães is the mastermind behind the bank’s success.

Like most Brazilian men, Guimarães grew up kicking a soccer ball. Ricardo was born in Belo Horizonte, so he played soccer in that city while he was attending lower school. He didn’t know it at the time, but he would eventually become the president of the Atlético Mineiro Club from his home state, and he would keep that position for five years.

Another article by, mentions how Guimarães was able to combine his banking career with his football career. Ricardo was born wealthy thanks to his grandfather Antonio and father Flavio. Ricardo had banking genes, and when he became president of the BMG Bank in 1998, he showed Brazil how those genes operate.

Guimarães decided to compete with the big banks in Brazil for the payroll loans that became fashionable in Brazil while Luis de Silva was president. Payroll loans are low-interest loans that are guaranteed by personal income. Guimarães developed a strategy that combined soccer advertising and sponsorships with a down-home type approach to lending. The strategy worked, and BMG Bank became more than a one state bank.

When the city of Belo Horizonte awarded the Diploma of Merit to one of their distinguished home-town men, Ricardo accepted the honor with appreciation and humility. Even though Guimarães had left Belo Horizonte for the bright banking lights of Sao Paulo, he never forgot the people in his birth city. Ricard donated his time and money as the city grew, and the city wanted to recognize Ricardo’s accomplishments by giving him the Diploma, according to an article published by

BMG Bank has experienced tremendous growth the last eight years under Ricardo’s leadership. The bank is now the second most profitable bank in the consignment credit business. BMG Bank has partnered with the fifth largest bank in the country, and opened another bank that only handles payroll loans because of the demand Guimarães created with soccer fans.

Soccer sponsorships have been rewarding, but Guimarães has expanded his sponsorship program. The bank is sponsoring Marcelo Melo; the tennis doubles sensation. The BMG logo will be on his tennis shirt during the Summer Olympics as well as when he plays other matches around the world. BMG Bank is being recognized by other countries because soccer and tennis fans around the globe support businesses that have a presence during matches. The bank is also sponsoring volleyball players, so BMG Bank will be well represented when the world comes to Brazil in August for the Olympics.

Ricardo Guimarães of BMG is honored


In an article published at it is reported that the entrepreneur and Chairman of BMG, Ricardo Annes Guimarães, born in Belo Horizonte, received the City Council the diploma of Merit, on 18 April, at the request of Councilman Daniel Nepomuceno (PSB). Léo Bourgeois de Castro (PSDB), Speaker of the House, opened the ceremony before transferring to colleague the presidency of the meeting.

After opening the Speaker of the House, Daniel Nepomuceno took the lead of the meeting saying it was “a great honor” honor Ricardo Guimarães, for being “one of the entrepreneurs who invests most in sport in Brazil,” and also for ” support and help ” this He provided you in your career.

Léo Bourgeois recalled that in 2004 Guimarães was awarded the Grand Collar of the Legislative Merit and declared his satisfaction “reopen the doors of this house” to honor the entrepreneur, this time on an individual basis. The parliamentarian also stressed the work done for the sake of the sport and recalled its passage as president of Clube Atlético Mineiro from 2001 to 2006, when “saneou the team’s finances” and was responsible for the construction of the Training Center of “Rooster” considered one of the best equipped in the country.

State Representative Fred Costa highlighted the “broad curriculum” of the honoree, “the national sport patron” since, in addition to football; Guimarães also invests in gymnastics, tennis and volleyball. According to Costa, for the entrepreneur “sponsor is to contribute to the social development of the country.” The MP also stressed the Guimarães investments in Whale Hospital and St. Vincent de Paul Foundation.

Anastasia representing the governor, Alberto Pinto Coelho deputy governor declared that “this well-deserved tribute crown the saga of an important family, committed to the development of the sport.” Then the chairman of the House did reading the terms diploma and handed it to the honored along with Daniel Nepomuceno, who Fred Costa also gave Ricardo Guimarães a plate.


Ricardo Guimarães thanked “kindness” Alderman Daniel Nepomuceno and said that in Belo Horizonte are their family and professional roots. He said he was honored to be able to keep the tradition started by his grandfather and said the BMG is the bank that most invests in sports and athletes activities.

The businessman stressed the state capital as “test market for any business segment,” information that the speaker said “able to confirm through consolidated activities by BMG and exported to other states.”

Also present were the father of the honoree , Flávio Guimarães Pentagna , son Flávio Guimarães Neto Pentagna and Angela Guimarães; President of the Legislative Assembly, Mr. Diniz Pinheiro ; the Municipal Secretary of Finance, José Afonso da Silva Bicalho Beltrao , represented the mayor Marcio Lacerda ; Congressman Wellington Prado ; Judge Jose Marcos Rodrigues Vieira; the Secretary of State of Government , Danilo de Castro; Luiz Otavio ‘ Ziza ‘ Valadares ; the state representative Luzia Ferreira; the state representative Savio Souza Cruz ; Deputy CEO of National School of Magistrates , Judge Jose Nepomuceno da Silva , representing the Association of Brazilian Magistrates .

Ricardo Guimarães serves as President of BMG. In addition to his current position, he is also the owner. His professional life also grants him time to serve on the Member of the Board of Councilors of Banco BMG S.G.

MTV Movie Award Nominations Have Been Announced

As Marcio Alaor BMG is aware, coming up next, the MTV Movie Awards will be airing on April 12th with Amy Schumer hosting the event.

The nominees for some of the awards are:

American Sniper
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
The Fault in Our Stars
Guardians of the Galaxy
Gone Girl

Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 1
Scarlett Johansson, Lucy
Emma Stone, Birdman
Reese Witherspoon, Wild
Shailene Woodley, The Fault in Our Stars

Channing Tatum, Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper, American Sniper
Ansel Elgort, The Fault in Our Stars
Chris Pratt, Guardians of the Galaxy
Miles Teller, Whiplash

Ellar Coltrane, Boyhood
Ansel Elgort, The Fault in Our Stars
David Oyelowo, Selma
Dylan O’Brien, The Maze Runner
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl

Scarlett Johansson & Chris Evans, Captain America: The Winter Soldier
James Franco & Seth Rogen, The Interview
Andrew Garfield & Emma Stone, The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Rose Byrne & Halston Sage, Neighbors
Ansel Elgort & Shailene Woodley, The Fault in Our Stars

J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Jillian Bell, 22 Jump Street
Peter Dinklage, X-Men: Days of Future Past
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods

To see the complete list, visit the Daily Mail link above.