FIFA study reveals less Brazilians in Europe compared to 2009
A study conducted by the University of Neuchatel, Switzerland has showed that less Brazilian’s are playing in Europe compared to 2009.
The study was conducted in collaboration with FIFA and showed that a decrease of 12% in the amount of Brazilian’s plying their trade in Europe.
In 2009 there were 538 Brazilian's playing in Europe but this has decreased to 471 over the past few seasons.
Interesting results and it is safe to say a number of Brazilians have departed Europe recently to return home to Brazil with Ronaldinho among many to do that and enjoying great success.
With the World Cup coming up it is fair to say impressive performances by various Brazilians that are based in South American could earn them a move to Europe.
Even those not selected in Luiz Felipe Scolari’s World Cup squad will have a chance in the limelight whilst all the European based TV companies and journalist are in Brazil.
And although we have seen various big money transfers recently; the likes of Neymar to Barcelona and Lucas Moura to Paris Saint-Germain, hopefully we will see more Brazilians moving to smaller European clubs as well as the major teams.