5 Most Famous Brazilian Footballers
Brazil is not only popular for its sugarcane plantations. When it comes to world soccer, Brazil holds a spot that no other nation can take. It has won the most prestigious football trophy (the World Cup) record 5 times.
The South American country is known to produce football talents that span across several generations. However, since 2002, the team's strength is seen to be on a steady decline because most of the world-class players had retired.
Football enthusiasts engage in sports betting and leverage the latest casino bonuses regularly. Brazilian footballers are also very popular in world football as they often ply their trade in the most lucrative and biggest leagues in Europe.
Stars who get onto the big stage and tap right into their potentials have done so playing for clubs in Spain, England, Italy, France, Portugal, Greece, and several other European countries. We have made a list of the 5 most popular Brazilian footballers in the world.
The name Edson Arantes do Nascimento might not ring a bell but that is Pele's real name. The Brazilian started showcasing his football talent in the streets of Brazil at a tender age of 15. Two years later, he won the world cup with the country’s national team.
Pele is popular for his unparalleled goal-scoring abilities and unique football skills which often left his opponents for dead. He is the only Brazilian to have featured in three world cup winning teams and remains the top scorer in the country, despite hanging his boots several decades ago.
Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima is one of the greatest football players in the world and one of Brazil’s most popular footballer. The forward played 92 games for his country and found the net 62 times plus he also holds a record of scoring 15 goals in a single world cup tournament.
Ronaldo won the World Cup trophy in 1994 and 2002 with Brazil.
Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite popularly called Kaka started footballing at a tender age of 8. He got enrolled into a local club before his talents brought him to national recognition.
Kaka made great success in Europe with AC Milan before Real Madrid broke the bank to pay a record 89 million pounds for his services. He won the World Cup just once in 2002.
Ronaldo de Assis Morriera aka Ronaldinho is unarguably one of the best footballers to have graced the game. His exceptional dribbling abilities, free kick specialty and, goal-scoring finesse earned him a place amongst the top players.
No wonder he was named FIFA player in 2004 and 2005 consecutively. Ronaldinho also won the World Cup in 2002 but failed to replicate his heroics in the 2006 edition where his whole team performed abysmally.
Romario was a goal poacher – a lethal scorer. He scored more than 900 career goals and even at 40 he still won to scorer in the Brazilian league. He was a part of the 1994 World Cup-winning team and cemented his place as one of the most rampant strikers in Europe.
So there you have it, the five most popular Brazilian footballers both at home and Europe. So next time when this argument pops up, show them this list.