Brazil Football Team | The R$3.6 billion Team is World’s 2nd Most Valuable
Boasting of having won five world cup titles, the Brazil football team is throttle full with immensurable talents. Although the country last they won the World Cup in 2002, its team is still dripping with incredible talent, and it’s not surprising that they’re valued at R$3.6 billion, coming a distant second to England.
Despite recently losing to Argentina in the Copa America final, Brazil is still the titan of South America in value and the second most valuable team in the world. The Brazilian squad as constituted doesn’t hold significant accolades to show their prowess. However, the gold medal they clinched in the Tokyo Olympics is enough proof that they are a force to be reckoned with.
Of course, the majority of the value in the Brazilian soccer team comes from none other than the Paris Saint Germain skipper Neymar da Silva Santos, Jr.
Valued at over R$600 million, Neymar grew his talent at Santos, one of the best clubs in Brazil. Although controversies marred his transfer to Barcelona, Neymar settled in fast and established himself as one of the world’s most lethal strikers.
However, his record-breaking move to PSG made him the most valuable player in the world. Although he’s yet to win a World Cup with Brazil or a Champions League with PSG, Neymar remains one of the world’s best-attacking talents, hence his high transfer value.
Coming second on the list of the most valuable Brazilian players is Manchester City’s ace, Gabriel Jesus. Despite playing second fiddle to Sergio Aguero before the latter moved to Barcelona, Jesus has proved that he can regularly score fabulous goals. He’s only 24, and is considered by many to be a huge talent with a value of more than R$500 million.
At number three is the Real Madrid sensational winger, Vinicius Junior. His star shone during Zinedine Zidane’s tenure at Real Madrid, and now he has grown into one of the best attackers in football. Surprisingly he’s still 21 years and he’s valued at around R$495 million.
Next is Marquinhos, one of the toughest defenders that Brazil has given to the world. The 27-year old is known for taking charge of the defense and scoring header goals in crucial matches. He is valued at around R$450 million, making him the fourth most valuable Brazilian player.
Closing the top five is the man who has become the heart of Real Madrid’s midfield; Casemiro. While he may not be mentioned among the biggest names in soccer, you can hardly ignore his importance in a team. Although he was bought at only R$44.8 million, his value has skyrocketed to more thanR$420 million, making him the fifth most expensive player in the Brazilian team.
The list is endless since we also have the likes of Ederson, Alisson, Fabinho, Richarlison, Fred, Coutinho, Militao, and Lucas Moura, who are all valued above R$200 million.
From this preview of the players we just mentioned, there’s no doubt that the samba magic that is synonymous with the Brazilian players doesn’t come cheap.