The Best Soccer Players from Brazil Football Players (Soccer)

The Best Soccer Players from Brazil

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List Criteria: Soccer players born in Brazil or played on the Brazilian national team.

These are the greatest Brazilian soccer players of all time according to soccer fans from around the world. It is home to some of the best footballers in the world, with many stars playing for teams all across the various American and European leagues. In fact, the most famous soccer player of all time, Pelé, hails from Brazil. But who else makes it on this list of the greatest Brazilian soccer players? See how fans voted below. If you don’t agree with them, vote for your favorite football stars or rerank the list to your liking. Please no American football players.

Searching to see where a particular player is ranked? Use the search box at the top of the list to find them! In Brazil, soccer is by far the most popular sport, with five FIFA World Cup championships under its belt. It most recently won in 2002, with a team captained by Cafu. However, it was Ronaldo that won Brazil that final, along with a Man of the Match award. So where does Ronaldo rank among the other great Brazilian footballers? Or more importantly, is he as good as or better than Pelé?

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players from Brazil in order to get more information about each one, including a short biography and positions played. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of the greatest Brazilian soccer players ever to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching.
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    Pelé is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Brazil

    the people's #1 & added by poroporo20
    Pelé Forward, Midfielder

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    Forward

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    Garrincha is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Brazil


    Garrincha Right Wing, Midfielder

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    Playmaker, Midfielder

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    Romário is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Brazil

    most listed
    Romário Forward

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    Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Brazil


    Ronaldinho Forward, Midfielder

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    Defender, Midfielder

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    Forward

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    Forward, Midfielder

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    Midfielder

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    Midfielder

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    Rivaldo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Brazil

    added by poroporo20
    Rivaldo Forward, Midfielder

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    Roberto Rivelino is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Brazil

    added by BaruchLalaev
    Roberto Rivelino Midfielder

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    Midfielder

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    Defender

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    Defender

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    Gilmar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Brazil

    added by BaruchLalaev
    Gilmar Goalkeeper

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    Defender, Midfielder

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    Forward

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    Daniel Alves is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Brazil


    Daniel Alves Defender

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    Forward

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    Goalkeeper

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    Defender

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    David Luiz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Brazil


    David Luiz Defender, Midfielder

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    Defender, Midfielder

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    Paulo Roberto Falcão is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Brazil

    added by Tom Šmíd
    Paulo Roberto Falcão Midfielder

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    Forward

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    Defender

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    added by Tom Šmíd
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    Winger, Forward, Midfielder

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    Forward, Midfielder

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    Raí is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Brazil

    added by Tom Šmíd
    Raí Midfielder

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    Goalkeeper

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    Forward

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    Marta is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Brazil


    Marta Forward, Midfielder

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    Defender

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    added by Tom Šmíd
    Forward

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    Forward, Midfielder

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    Dino Sani is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Brazil


    Dino Sani

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    added by Tom Šmíd
    Forward, Midfielder

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    Midfielder

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    Midfielder

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    Luiz Adriano is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Brazil


    Luiz Adriano Forward

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    Midfielder

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    Defender, Midfielder

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    added by uluhan-tepe
    Midfielder

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