Brazil is the country with more players on The Guardian’s world’s best list; France and Argentina in the top 3

Brazilians are the majority with 14 players, against 12 of the French and 11 of the Argentines
Josué Seixas
2023-02-01 14:37:49

Despite the fact that the Brazilian national team did not reach the dreamed sixth championship in 2022, it continues to enjoy great prestige in football. Of course, Brazil did not become the country of football out of nowhere. These were years of great dedication and, even today, Brazilians breathe football and, perhaps, being a football player is still the most dreamed profession in the country.

In this way, Brazil has more players than all other countries in the list of the best in the world by the English newspaper The Guardian. The portal made a selection of the 100 best men’s soccer athletes in the world. At the top is the Argentine Lionel Messi, followed by Kylian Mbappé and Karim Benzema.

The first Brazilian on the list is Vinicius Junior, in 8th position. However, in general, Brazil is the majority, with 14 players. World champions, the Argentines are in 3rd position with the most athletes, having 11, still surpassed by the 2022 World Cup finalists, France, with 12 athletes on the list. See all the countries with the most players on The Guardian’s list.

Brazil: 14 players

– 8th Vinicius Junior (Brazil)
– 12th Neymar (Brazil)
– 15th Casemiro (Brazil)
– 34th Allison (Brazil)
– 54th Ederson (Brazil)
– 61st Richarlison (Brazil)
– 62nd Gabriel Jesus (Brazil)
– 65th Marquinhos (Brazil)
– 67th Éder Militão (Brazil)
– 75th Thiago Silva (Brazil)
– 77th Fabinho (Brazil)
– 90th Bruno Guimarães (Brazil)
– 93rd Rodrygo (Brazil)
– 99th Gabriel Barbosa (Brazil)

France: 12 players

– 2nd Kylian Mbappe (PSG)
– 3rd Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
– 17th Antoine Grizmann (Atletico Madrid)
– 30th Olivier Giroud (Milan)
– 33rd Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig)
– 45th Aurélien Tchouaméni (Real Madrid)
– 46th Theo Hernández (Milan)
– 69th Ousmane Dembélé (Barcelona)
– 74th Mike Maignan (Milan)
– 76th Hugo Lloris (Tottenham)
– 85th Raphaël Varane (Manchester United)
– 86th Dayot Upamecano (Bayern Munich)

Argentina: 11 players

– 1st Lionel Messi (PSG)
– 20th Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa)
– 21st Enzo Fernández (Benfica)
– 32nd Julián Álvarez (Manchester City)
– 38th Angel Di Maria (Juventus)
– 47th Alexis MacAllister (Brington)
– 48th Rodrigo De Paul (Atletico Madrid)
– 70th Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan)
– 72nd Cristian Romero (Tottenham)
– 81st Lisandro Martinez (Manchester United)
– 100th Nicolás Otamendi (Benfica)