Extravagant carnivals, sumptuous food, deep-religious seat and scintillating landscapes beautifully define Brazil for tourists and travellers alike. The land of Christ the Redeemer, Brazil has been the potpourri of cultures, traditions and heritage. However, there is lot more to this ethically rich nation – Brazil has been the address of several well-known scientists, film stars, litterateurs, political heroes, activists and sports personnel. Talking about sports, the favourable climate of the country has helped it establish a significant sporting culture. Right from football to martial arts, tennis to basketball, motorsports to volleyball or rugby to boxing, Brazilians have excelled in all forms of sports, leaving an indelible mark on the modern world. Soccer or football remains the top favourite sport of the country. A number of well-known football players hail from the country including Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Pele, Kaka and Adriano. Volleyball is the next loved sport of the country. A world champion in beach volleyball, Brazilian volleyball players have won gold several times in Olympics. Furthermore, Brazilians have excelled in motorsports as well, having eminent names like Ayrton Senna, Rubens Barrichello, Bruno Senna, Felipe Massa and Lucas Di Grassi breaking major records and wining more than 100 Formula One races. Check this segment to learn in details about the life and profile of Brazilian sportsperson.
PelePele
23 October 1940
Brazilian footballer
Anderson SilvaAnderson Silva
14 April 1975
Mixed Martial Artist

NeymarNeymar
05 February 1992
Footballer

Ayrton SennaAyrton Senna
21 March 1960
Formula One Driver

RonaldinhoRonaldinho
21 March 1980
Footballer

Rafael dos AnjosRafael dos Anjos
26 October 1984
Mixed Martial Artist
Roberto FirminoRoberto Firmino
02 October 1991
Footballer

RobinhoRobinho
25 January 1984
Footballer

José AldoJosé Aldo
09 September 1986
Mixed Martial Artist
KakáKaká
22 April 1982
Footballer

Cris CyborgCris Cyborg
09 July 1985
Mixed Martial Artist
Philippe CoutinhoPhilippe Coutinho
12 June 1992
Footballer

RomárioRomário
29 January 1966
Former Brazilian Football Star

HulkHulk
25 July 1986
Footballer

Ronaldo SouzaRonaldo Souza
07 December 1979
MMA Artist, Judoka

RivaldoRivaldo
19 April 1972
Former Brazilian Footballer
Royce GracieRoyce Gracie
12 December 1966
Mixed Martial Artist

Lyoto MachidaLyoto Machida
30 May 1978
Mixed Martial Artist

Wanderlei SilvaWanderlei Silva
03 July 1976
MMA

Demian MaiaDemian Maia
06 November 1977
Mixed Martial Artist
Juninho PernambucanoJuninho Pernambucano
30 January 1975
Footballer

Carlos GracieCarlos Gracie
14 September 1902
Martial Artist
Rorion GracieRorion Gracie
10 January 1952
Jiu-Jitsu Grand Master

Bethe CorreiaBethe Correia
22 June 1983
Mixed Martial Artist

Royler GracieRoyler Gracie
06 December 1965
Mixed Martial Artist
Rousimar PalharesRousimar Palhares
20 February 1980
Mixed Martial Artist

Roberto CarlosRoberto Carlos
10 April 1973
Football Player
Dayane SilvaDayane Silva
15 December 1977
Anderson Silva's Wife

RonaldoRonaldo
18 September 1976
Brazilian footballer

Alex TellesAlex Telles
15 December 1992
Association football player
Charles OliveiraCharles Oliveira
17 October 1989
Mixed martial artist

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Amanda NunesAmanda Nunes
30 May 1988
Mixed martial artist
Thiago AlcântaraThiago Alcântara
11 April 1991
Association football player

Thiago Emiliano da SilvaThiago Emiliano da Silva
22 September 1984
Footballer

Thiago SilvaThiago Silva
12 November 1982
 

Cristiane JustinoCristiane Justino
09 July 1985
Mixed martial artist, Kickboxer, Thai boxer
RafinhaRafinha
12 February 1993
Football player
Douglas CostaDouglas Costa
14 September 1990
Association football player

Dani AlvesDani Alves
06 May 1983
Footballer

RafaelRafael
09 July 1990
association football player

Junior dos SantosJunior dos Santos
30 January 1984
Boxer, Mixed martial artist, Coach
Alexandre PatoAlexandre Pato
02 September 1989
Association football player

Maurício RuaMaurício Rua
25 November 1981
Mixed martial artist, Thai boxer

WillianWillian
09 August 1988
Football player

RicharlisonRicharlison
10 May 1997
Association football player

FabinhoFabinho
23 October 1993
Association football player
David LuizDavid Luiz
22 April 1987
Footballer

FredFred
05 March 1993
Football player
Gabriel JesusGabriel Jesus
03 April 1997
Football player

Emerson FittipaldiEmerson Fittipaldi
12 December 1946
Formula One driver, Champ Car driver

Marcelo VieiraMarcelo Vieira
12 May 1988
 
OscarOscar
09 September 1991
Footballer

GarrinchaGarrincha
28 October 1933
Association football player
CafuCafu
07 June 1970
Association football player

Vitor BelfortVitor Belfort
01 April 1977
Boxer, Judoka, Mixed martial artist, Karateka

Lucas MouraLucas Moura
13 August 1992
Association football player

Felipe MassaFelipe Massa
25 April 1981
Racecar driver

Rubens BarrichelloRubens Barrichello
23 May 1972
Racecar driver
Fábio Pereira da SilvaFábio Pereira da Silva
09 July 1990
 

ZicoZico
03 March 1953
Association football player, Blogger, Association

Adriano Leite RibeiroAdriano Leite Ribeiro
17 February 1982
 

CasemiroCasemiro
23 February 1992
Association football player
EdersonEderson
17 August 1993
Footballer

Fabrício WerdumFabrício Werdum
30 July 1977
Mixed martial artist
SócratesSócrates
19 February 1954
Football player

Gabi GarciaGabi Garcia
17 November 1985
Martial artist

AllanAllan
08 January 1991
Football player
Anderson Luís de Abreu OliveiraAnderson Luís de Abreu Oliveira
13 April 1988
 

DecoDeco
27 August 1977
Association football player
PaulinhoPaulinho
25 July 1988
association football player

Rickson GracieRickson Gracie
21 November 1958
choreographer, judoka

Nelson PiquetNelson Piquet
17 August 1952
Racecar driver
Cairo SantosCairo Santos
12 November 1991
American Football player

Emerson PalmieriEmerson Palmieri
03 August 1994
Association football player
RamiresRamires
24 March 1987
Association football player

Hélio GracieHélio Gracie
01 October 1913
Judoka

Rogério CeniRogério Ceni
22 January 1973
Association football player

Daniel PassarellaDaniel Passarella
25 May 1953
Association football player, Association football
BernardBernard
08 September 1992
association football player
MazinhoMazinho
08 April 1966
Association football player, Association football

CarecaCareca
05 October 1960
Association football player

Maicon SisenandoMaicon Sisenando
26 July 1981
Association football player

Nelson de Jesus SilvaNelson de Jesus Silva
07 October 1973
Football goalkeeper
Lucas LeivaLucas Leiva
09 January 1987
Association football player

Renzo GracieRenzo Gracie
11 March 1967
Mixed martial artist, Judoka

Antônio Rodrigo NogueiraAntônio Rodrigo Nogueira
02 June 1976
Mixed martial artist, Judoka, Brazilian jiu-jitsu

Thiago MottaThiago Motta
28 August 1982
Association football player

Alex TeixeiraAlex Teixeira
06 January 1990
Association football player
BebetoBebeto
16 February 1964
Association football player, Association football

Filipe LuísFilipe Luís
09 August 1985
Footballer
Luiz Felipe ScolariLuiz Felipe Scolari
09 November 1948
Association football player, Association football

João Ramos do NascimentoJoão Ramos do Nascimento
02 October 1917
 
Bruno SennaBruno Senna
15 October 1983
Racing driver
Júlio César Soares EspíndolaJúlio César Soares Espíndola
03 September 1979
Footballer