Who are the favorites for the Men’s Samba Gold award?

Sambafoot's annual award has the 5x champion Neymar in the dispute with young players on the rise
Josué Seixas
2023-01-11 13:37:52

The 2022 Samba Gold Award is open for voting and you can choose who should take the title of best Brazilian player in the men’s category. The poll is full of stars from the Brazilian National Team, such as Neymar, Casemiro, Raphinha, Richarlison, Thiago Silva and Vinicius Junior.

But some of them have had above-average seasons and are being placed as favorites. Neymar is the current champion and has already taken the trophy home five times. Certainly, no one argues that the number 10 of Brazil and PSG is the best Brazilian in recent years. But do you believe he was the best in 2022? Let’s go to the numbers and favorites.

Favorites for the 2022 Samba Gold Award – Men’s Category

First of all, it should be noted that several Brazilian athletes had a great year in 2022 aiming to be in the World Cup in Qatar. But, in fact, there are those who stood out more in goals, assists and effectiveness in their teams. These are the favorites for the 2022 Samba Gold Award – Men’s Category.

The numbers are focused on the year 2022 and add up the athletes’ games for their clubs and for the Brazilian national team.

Neymar (PSG)

43 games;
31 wins;
8 draws;
4 defeats;
32 goals;
20 assists;
52 direct participations in goals;
1.2 participation in goals per game.

Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid)

60 games;
44 wins;
8 draws;
8 defeats;
22 goals;
16 assists;
38 direct participations in goals;
0.63 participation in goals per game;

Richarlison (Tottenham)

48 games;
28 wins;
6 draws;
15 defeats;
20 goals;
6 assists;
26 direct participations in goals;
0.54 participation in goals per game.

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