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Neymar
(Brazilian Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Forward)
Neymar
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 5, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: State of São Paulo
Amongst the best football players in the world presently, Neymar is a part of Brazil national team and French club Paris Saint-Germain. The prolific goal scorer debuted with Santos and played for Barcelona before joining PSG in a deal that made him the world’s most expensive player. He led Brazil national team to its first Olympic gold medal in 2016.
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Pele
(One of the Greatest Football Players of All Time)
Pele
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 23, 1940
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tres Coracoes

Brazilian football legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pele, was named the Football Player of the Century by the IFFHS. He called football “The Beautiful Game” and was one of the world’s highest-paid athlete for a while. His 1279 goals in 1363 games is a Guinness World Record.

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Ronaldo
(Brazilian Retired Professional Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
Ronaldo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 18, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro

Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima is a Brazilian retired professional footballer who played as a striker. Widely considered one of the greatest players of all time, he played for Brazil in 98 matches, scoring 62 goals. He was named FIFA World Player of the Year three times. He retired in 2011 and has since established himself as a successful businessperson.

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Ronaldinho
(Brazilian Retired Professional Football Player Who Played as an Attacking Midfielder)
Ronaldinho
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Porto Alegre

Regarded as one of the best football players of all time, Ronaldinho played a crucial role in Brazil’s victory in 2002 FIFA World Cup. Later, he helped FC Barcelona win two La Liga and a UEFA Champions League title. The two time FIFA world Player of the Year, who retired in 2018, was known for his technical skills and creativity.

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Gisele Bündchen
(One of the Highest-Paid Models in the World)
Gisele Bündchen
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: July 20, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Horizontina

Regarded as the epitome of supermodel, Gisele Bündchen is credited with bringing an end to the heroin chic era of modeling and ushering in a healthy look with curves. She pioneered and popularized the horse walk and is considered the only remaining supermodel. 

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Anderson Silva
(One of the Best Mixed Martial Artists of All Time)
Anderson Silva
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 14, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: São Paulo

Brazilian MMA legend Anderson Silva began learning Taekwondo at 12. He holds the record of the longest reign by any UFC title-holder, being the middleweight champion from 2006 to 2013, and also has a record of 16 consecutive wins. He also has black belts in multiple martial art forms.

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Ayrton Senna
(One of the Greatest F1 Drivers in the History of the Sport)
Ayrton Senna
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 21, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: São Paulo
Died: May 1, 1994

Ayrton Senna was a Brazilian racing driver. Widely considered one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time, Ayrton had won the prestigious F1 World Drivers' Championship thrice. Following his fatal accident in 1994, several safety improvements were introduced to the sports' set-up; higher crash safety standards, redesigned tracks, and improved crash barriers became part of the sport.

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Kaká
(Brazilian Former Professional Football Payer Who Played as an Attacking Midfielder)
Kaká
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 22, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gama

Regarded as one of the best footballers of his generation, Kaká is a Brazilian retired football player. He is one of eight footballers to have won the Ballon d'Or, the UEFA Champions League, and the FIFA World Cup. Also known for his humanitarian work, Kaká has been working with the United Nations, as part of its World Food Programme initiative.

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Adriana Lima
(Brazilian Model Who was Named the 'Most Valuable Victoria's Secret Angel' in 2017)
Adriana Lima
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: June 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Salvador

Adriana Lima is a Brazilian model who became famous as a Victoria's Secret Angel. One of the longest-running Victoria's Secret Angels of all time, Lima was adjudged the most valuable Angel in 2017. Since 2003, she has been serving as a spokesmodel for Maybelline cosmetics. One of the world's highest-paid models, Adriana Lima is also known for her charity work.

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Dani Alves
(Brazilian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Right-Back)
Dani Alves
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 6, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Juazeiro

Dani Alves is a Brazilian professional footballer. He currently plays as a right-back for La Liga club Barcelona and the Brazil national team. He is widely considered one of the greatest full-backs of all time. With 46 titles at the senior level and 47 official titles overall, he is the most decorated player in the history of football. 

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Rafael dos Anjos
(Brazilian American Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
Rafael dos Anjos
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Niterói

Rafael dos Anjos is a Brazilian-American mixed martial artist. A former UFC Lightweight Champion, dos Anjos is renowned for his aggressive approach, which often takes his opponents by surprise. Characterized by his strong takedown capabilities and physical strength, dos Anjos holds victories over popular martial artists like Robbie Lawler and Benson Henderson.

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Morena Baccarin
(Best Known for Her Films: 'Firefly', 'Serenity' and TV Series: 'Homeland', 'Gotham' and 'Endgame')
Morena Baccarin
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Birthdate: June 2, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro
Born in Brazil, Morena Baccarin is the daughter of Italian actor Vera Setta. The Juilliard alumna is best known for series such as Homeland, Gotham, and Firefly and movies such as the Deadpool franchise. She voiced Gideon in The Flash. She also works for refugees seeking asylum in the U.S.
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Philippe Coutinho
(Brazilian Professional Football Player Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder and Winger)
Philippe Coutinho
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 12, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian footballer, Phillipe Coutinho, is hailed as one of the most talented midfielders and playmakers in the world. He has been a key player for Premier League clubs like Inter Milan, Liverpool, FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich. He was a member of the Brazilian national team that won the 2019 Copa America.

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Rivaldo
(Brazilian Former Football Player Who Played as an Attacking Midfielder)
Rivaldo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: State of Pernambuco
Brazilian former footballer Rivaldo is known for his powerful strikes and has had successful stints with the clubs Barcelona and Milan. He is the seventh-highest goal-scorer for Brazil and was part of the 2002 FIFA World Cup-winning team. Post-retirement, he appeared in the film I Am Not Salvador
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Alessandra Ambrosio
(One of the World’s Sexiest Women)
Alessandra Ambrosio
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Birthdate: April 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Erechim
Brazilian-American model/actor Alessandra Ambrósio has been a Victoria's Secret Angel and also promoted the brand’s PINK line. Named one of People’s 100 Most Beautiful People in the World, she is also associated with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, co-owns a beachwear brand, and has appeared on various TV shows.
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Roberto Firmino
(Brazilian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward / Attacking Midfielder)
Roberto Firmino
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 2, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Maceió
Roberto Firmino started his career with Figueirense and Hoffenheim, before joining Liverpool, with whom he won the Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup, the FIFA Club World Cup, and a Premier League. Known for his no-look goals and Matador-style celebration, he was part of the 2019 Copa America-winning Brazil team
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Romário
(One of the Greatest Football Players of All Time)
Romário
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 29, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro
One of the most prolific goal scorers in the history of football, Romario has had an engaging and electric presence both on and off field. He starred in Brazil's 1994 FIFA World Cup triumph and was named the Player of The Tournament, earning a Golden Ball. He later turned to politics after he bid adieu to the field.
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Roberto Carlos
(Brazilian Former Professional Football Player Who Played as a Left-Back)
Roberto Carlos
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 10, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Garça

A major force behind Brazil’s World Cup win in 2002, Roberto Carlos was born into a poor peasant family and grew up working on his family farm. He soared to fame during his 11-season stint with Real Madrid, winning four La Liga titles and three UEFA Champions Leagues with them.

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Paulo Coelho
(Brazilian lyricist)
Paulo Coelho
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 24, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho is best known for his iconic novel The Alchemist, which has been translated into about 70 languages. He was once sent to a mental institution by his parents for not following the usual career path. He dropped out of law school and became a hippie later.

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Gabriel Jesus
(Football Brazilian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Gabriel Jesus
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 3, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sao Paulo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Royce Gracie
(One of the Most Influential Figures in the History of Mixed Martial Arts)
Royce Gracie
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 12, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian MMA fighter Royce Gracie, part of the renowned Gracie family of mixed martial artists, won the UFC 1, UFC 2, and UFC 4 championships. He made the Brazilian jiu-jitsu, or the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, popular, and holds the 7th degree red/black coral belt in the art.

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Thiago Silva
(Brazilian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Centre-Back)
Thiago Silva
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 22, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro

Thiago Silva is a Brazilian professional footballer. He plays as a center-back for Premier League club Chelsea and the Brazil national team. He is counted among the best central defenders of his generation. He began playing football as a teenager and had a brilliant youth career. He made his international debut in 2008 and has appeared in seven major tournaments. 

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Marcelo
(Brazilian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Left-Back)
Marcelo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 12, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian footballer Marcelo Vieira, who now captains the Spanish club Real Madrid, is known as one of the world’s best left-backs. The Rio-born football star has previously had a successful stint with the Brazilian club Fluminense. He also won Brazil a team bronze and a team silver at the Olympics.

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Camila Alves
(Brazilian Model, Designer and Wife of American Actor Matthew McConaughey)
Camila Alves
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Itambacuri

Camila Alves’s rags-to-riches story is an inspiration to many. The Brazilian beauty went from being a waitress to the brand ambassador of a Macy’s collection. She designs the Muxo brand of bags and has also dabbled in hosting, lifestyle blogging, and entrepreneurship. Camila is also known as Matthew McConaughey’s wife.

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Alice Braga
(Actress and Producer Known for Her Role as ‘Angélica’ in the Film ‘City of God’)
Alice Braga
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Birthdate: April 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: São Paulo

Alice Braga is one of the most popular Hollywood actresses from Brazil, having appeared in popular films like I Am Legend, Repo Men, The Rite, Predators, and Elysium. An openly bisexual actress, Alice Braga serves as an inspiration to the LGBT community, especially bisexuals.

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Casemiro
(Brazilian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Defensive Midfielder)
Casemiro
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: São José dos Campos
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Alisson
(Brazilian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Alisson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 2, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Novo Hamburgo
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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David Luiz
(Brazilian Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Centre-back)
David Luiz
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 22, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Diadema

David Luiz is a Brazilian professional footballer. He currently plays for the Brazilian sports club Flamengo. He is primarily a center-back, but he can also play as a defensive midfielder. Since making his full international debut for Brazil in 2010, he has earned over 50 caps for his country. He also co-owns an Italian restaurant.  

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Willian
(Brazilian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger)
Willian
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 9, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ribeirão Pires
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Charles Oliveira
(Brazilian Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
Charles Oliveira
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 17, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Guarujá Guarujá
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Robinho
(Brazilian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Forward)
Robinho
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: São Vicente

Robinho is a Brazilian football player who was lucky and talented enough to be picked by Pelé as his heir apparent when the former was 15 years old. However, his career has been marked by inconsistency and Robinho is often accused of not living up to his potential. He has also been convicted of sexual assault by an Italian court.

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Richarlison
(Brazilian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Richarlison
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 10, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nova Venécia
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Fred
(Brazilian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Fred
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 5, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Belo Horizonte
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Wagner Moura
(Brazilian Actor, Filmmaker, Musician, Director, and Journalist)
Wagner Moura
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Birthdate: June 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rodelas
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Hulk
(Brazilian Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Forward)
Hulk
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 25, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Campina Grande

Givanildo Vieira de Sousa, better known as Hulk due to his strong built, is a Brazilian football player. He is currently one of the most important members of the Shanghai SIPG F.C., which competes in the Chinese Super League. Also a key player for Brazil, Hulk helped his national team win the silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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Gabriel Martinelli
(Brazilian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Left Winger)
Gabriel Martinelli
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 18, 2001
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Guarulhos
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Benny Blanco
(Record producer)
Benny Blanco
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 8, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Reston
Record producer and songwriter Benny Blanco has worked with renowned artists such as Ed Sheeran, Rihanna, and Katy Perry. His debut solo single, Eastside, was a Billboard Hot 100-charter. He has won the BMI Songwriter of the Year five times. He also had a collaborative cooking show on YouTube.
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Rodrigo Santoro
(Brazilian Actor Known for His Role as ‘Xerxes’ in the Films ‘300’ and '300: Rise of an Empire')
Rodrigo Santoro
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Birthdate: August 22, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Petrópolis

Brazilian actor and voice actor Rodrigo Santoro is best known for his portrayal of Persian King Xerxes in the movie 300. After training at the Actor's Workshop of Rede Globo, he started appearing in TV shows. Eventually, he began acting in films in Brazil. He has also appeared in many Hollywood movies and is the recipient of many awards.

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Oscar
(Brazilian Professional Footballer Who Plays an Attacking Midfielder)
Oscar
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Americana
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Fabinho
(Brazilian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Fabinho
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 23, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Campinas
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Ederson
(Brazilian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Ederson
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 17, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Osasco
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Rickson Gracie
(Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist)
Rickson Gracie
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 21, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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José Aldo
(One of the Best Mixed Martial Artists of All-Time)
José Aldo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 9, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manaus
MMA fighter José Aldo is best known for his UFC Featherweight Championship win in 2010, a title he defended seven times. In 2014, his win against Cad Mendes was termed the Fight of the Year by many organizations. By 2020, he was ranked 6th in the UFC Bantamweight rankings.
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Douglas Costa
(Brazilian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger)
Douglas Costa
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sapucaia do Sul
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Marta
(Brazilian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Marta
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dois Riachos
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Garrincha
(One of the Greatest Football Players of All Time)
Garrincha
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 28, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pau Grande
Died: January 20, 1983
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Felipe Massa
(Brazilian Formula 1 Driver Who Competed in 15 Seasons between 2002 and 2017)
Felipe Massa
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: São Paulo

Felipe Massa is a Brazilian racing driver who participated in Formula One from 2002 to 2017, during which he gained 11 Grand Prix victories. In 2006, he became the first Brazilian after Ayrton Senna da Silva to win the Brazilian Grand Prix.

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Anitta
(Singer)
Anitta
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 30, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro
Larissa de Macedo Machado, better known as Anitta, soared to fame with the tracks Meiga e Abusada and Show das Poderosas. She has won the MTV Europe Music Award for the Best Brazilian Act five times and became the first Brazilian musician to earn the Best Latin American Act award.
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Lucas Paquetá
(Brazilian Professional Footballer Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder)
Lucas Paquetá
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 27, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Nelson Piquet
(Brazilian Retired Racing Driver and Businessman)
Nelson Piquet
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 17, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro

While he initially excelled in tennis, Nelson Piquet later made a name for himself as one of Brazil’s top racers. A 3-time world champion, the Formula One star later also ventured into business. He owned a GPS-tracking company and also launched the racing team Piquet Sports.