Neymar, Debinha and Endrick win the 2022 Samba Gold Trophy; see details

Neymar won the award for the sixth time, being the third consecutive achievement, while Debinha and Endrick won it for the first time
Josué Seixas
2023-02-16 18:00:13

The 2022 Samba Gold Trophy had its winners announced and awarded the men’s, women’s and under-20’s categories. In short, the best Brazilian man and woman playing abroad and the best Brazilian under-20 player in the world (playing in teams from any country).

The award had Neymar (PSG) as the winner in the men’s category, Debinha (North Carolina Courage / Kansas City Currant) triumphing in the women’s category and Endrick (Palmeiras) taking the under-20 trophy.

Points in common among the winners

More goals and participation in goals

The three winners were on the list of favorites and the popular vote in the last stage confirmed the favoritism. Interestingly, the athletes who won the Samba Gold Trophy have one thing in common: they were the ones with the most goals and participation in goals among the favorites.

Neymar, for example, beat Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid) and Richarlison (Tottenham) in favoritism. Debinha beat Kerolin (North Carolina Courage) and Giovana Queiroz (Arsenal), while Endrick beat Andrey Santos (Vasco da Gama/Chelsea) and Vitor Roque (Athletico-PR).

Success for the Brazilian National Team

All three winners also have success with the Brazilian national team in common. Firstly, Neymar, despite not having won the World Cup, was undefeated with Brazil in 2022. There were 8 games, 7 wins, 1 draw and no defeat. He also had 7 goals scored and 3 assists given. That is, there are 10 participation in goals in 8 games, with an average of 1.25 participation in goals per game. Individually above average. Unfortunately, he did not achieve collective glory.

On the other hand, in the Women’s National Team, Debinha was better collectively. The attacking midfielder entered the field in 17 games, in 2022, for Brazil. As a result, there were 10 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses, in addition to 10 goals scored and an assist given. In addition, she won the Copa América, scoring 5 goals in the competition, being runner-up in the championship, in addition to having scored, from a penalty, the winning goal in the final against Colombia.

Finally, Endrick had a magical year for the youth teams of Palmeiras, but he also shone for the Brazilian U-17 team in the Montaigu Tournament, where he was champion of the competition, best player and top scorer, with 5 goals in 4 games. The attacker’s average in goals per game was equal to Neymar’s: 1.25 per game.

See the partials of the trio’s victory in 2022

Men’s Samba Gold 2022

1 – Neymar: 40.46%

2 – Lucas Paquetá: 14.55%

3 – Bruno Guimarães: 13.31%

4 – Vinicius Junior: 10.10%

5 – Antony: 6.82%

Women’s Samba Gold 2022

1 – Debinha: 15.59%

2 – Giovana Queiroz: 10.08%

3 – Geyse Ferreira: 10.02%

4 – Martha: 8.96%

5 – Bruna Santos Nhaia: 8.59%

Under-20 Samba Gold 2022

1 – Endrick: 28.39%

2 – Matheus Franca: 10.75%

3 – Vitor Roque: 10.13%

4 – Marcos Leonardo: 8.28%

5 – Angelo: 7.15%

See the trio’s numbers in 2022

Neymar Jr numbers in 2022

– 43 games;

– 31 wins;

– 8 draws;

– 4 defeats;

– 32 goals;

– 20 assists;

– 52 direct participations in goals;

– 1.2 participation in goals per game.

Debinha numbers in 2022

– 42 games;

– 22 wins;

– 9 draws;

– 11 defeats;

– 27 goals;

– 6 assists;

– 33 direct participations in goals;

– 0.78 participation in goals per game.

Endrick numbers in 2022

– 37 games;

– 29 wins;

– 3 draws;

– 5 defeats;

– 28 goals;

– 0 assists;

– 28 direct participations in goals;

– 0.75 participation in goals per game.