Famous Brazilian Football Players

Imagine the world of football without the likes of Pele, Kaka, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Neymar, David Luiz, Thiago Silva or even Marcelo Grohe? It shall be like bread without butter or a country without government. Brazilian football players are the most renowned and well-known soccer stars that the world knows about. They are legends in their own right and have been frontrunners of Brazil’s success in soccer games. But before you go ahead and update yourself with some interesting or rather eye-opening facts about Brazilian footballing legends, their life and their play, here are some quick wits that are sure to leave you marvelled. Did you know that Brazil is the only country in the world that has qualified for every World Cup and till date holds the record for most World Cup victories than any other country? Astonished if you are, hold your heart as there are some more astounding facts. Brazil holds the record for the most consecutive wins and the most scored goals. It also holds the record for the most consecutive wins in World Cup plays. Much of that achievement wouldn’t have been possible without its shining army of players. Check this segment and find out about world-class Brazilian soccer stars.

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 1 Neymar

Neymar
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: February 5, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Brazilian
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.

 2 Ronaldinho

Ronaldinho
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: March 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Brazilian

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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 3 Philippe Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: June 12, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Brazilian

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.

 4 Roberto Firmino

Roberto Firmino
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: October 2, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Brazilian
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

 5 Dani Alves

Dani Alves
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: May 6, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Brazilian

 6 Gabriel Jesus

Gabriel Jesus
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: April 3, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Brazilian

 7 Alexandre Pato

Alexandre Pato
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: September 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Brazilian
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 8 Robinho

Robinho
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: January 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Brazilian

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.

 9 David Luiz

David Luiz
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: April 22, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Brazilian

 10 Willian

Willian
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: August 9, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Brazilian

 11 Fred

Fred
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: March 5, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Brazilian

 12 Marcelo Vieira

Marcelo Vieira
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Birthdate: May 12, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Brazilian

 13 Hulk

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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: July 25, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Brazilian

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.

 14 Romário

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Famous As: Former Brazilian Football Star
Birthdate: January 29, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Brazilian
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.

 15 Oscar

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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: September 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Brazilian

 16 Rivaldo

Rivaldo
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Famous As: Former Brazilian Footballer
Birthdate: April 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Brazilian
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

 17 Douglas Costa

Douglas Costa
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: September 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Brazilian

 18 Lucas Moura

Lucas Moura
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: August 13, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Brazilian

 19 Fabinho

Fabinho
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: October 23, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Brazilian

 20 Rafinha

Rafinha
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: February 12, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Brazilian, Spanish

 21 Roberto Carlos

Roberto Carlos
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Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: April 10, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Brazilian

 22 Adriano Leite Ribeiro

Adriano Leite Ribeiro
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Birthdate: February 17, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Brazilian

 23 Casemiro

Casemiro
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: February 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Brazilian

 24 Richarlison

Richarlison
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: May 10, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Brazilian

 25 Ederson

Ederson
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: August 17, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Brazilian

 26 Cafu

Cafu
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: June 7, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Brazilian

 27 Alisson

Alisson
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: October 2, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Brazilian

 28 Rafael

Rafael
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Famous As: association football player
Birthdate: July 9, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Brazilian

 29 Marta

Marta
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Famous As: association football player
Birthdate: February 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Brazilian

 30 Ramires

Ramires
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: March 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Brazilian

 31 Filipe Luís

Filipe Luís
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: August 9, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Brazilian

 32 Anderson Luís de Abreu Oliveira

Anderson Luís de Abreu Oliveira
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Birthdate: April 13, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Brazilian

 33 Thiago Motta

Thiago Motta
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: August 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Brazilian, Italian

 34 Alex Teixeira

Alex Teixeira
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: January 6, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Brazilian

 35 Juninho Pernambucano

Juninho Pernambucano
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: January 30, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Brazilian

Juninho Pernambucano is a Brazilian former football player. Renowned for his curling free kicks, Juninho is considered the greatest free kick-taker in football history; he holds the record for converting the maximum number of goals (75) through free kicks. On the personal front, Juninho speaks out publicly against racism in Brazil and doesn’t shy away from criticizing President Jair Bolsonaro.

 36 Lucas Leiva

Lucas Leiva
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: January 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Brazilian

 37 Zico

Zico
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: March 3, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Brazilian, Portuguese

 38 Alex Telles

Alex Telles
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: December 15, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Brazilian

 39 Garrincha

Garrincha
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: October 28, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Brazilian
Died: January 20, 1983

 40 Alex Sandro

Alex Sandro
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: January 26, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Brazilian

 41 Emerson Palmieri

Emerson Palmieri
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: August 3, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Brazilian

 42 Júlio César Soares Espíndola

Júlio César Soares Espíndola
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: September 3, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Brazilian

 43 Luiz Felipe Scolari

Luiz Felipe Scolari
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Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: November 9, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Brazilian

 44 Fábio Pereira da Silva

Fábio Pereira da Silva
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Birthdate: July 9, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Brazilian

 45 Rogério Ceni

Rogério Ceni
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: January 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Brazilian

 46 Sócrates

Sócrates
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: February 19, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Brazilian
Died: December 4, 2011

 47 Luiz Adriano

Luiz Adriano
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: April 12, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Brazilian

 48 Bernard

Bernard
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Famous As: association football player
Birthdate: September 8, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Brazilian

 49 Maicon Sisenando

Maicon Sisenando
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: July 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Brazilian

 50 Eduardo da Silva

Eduardo da Silva
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Famous As: Brazilian-Croatian footballer
Birthdate: February 25, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Brazilian, Croatian