Top Ten Best Brazilian Soccer Players

The Top Ten
1 Pele Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as "Pelé", is a retired Brazilian professional footballer who played as a forward. He is one of the best players in football, hence why he's nicknamed the "king of football".

He was by far the best football player ever to grace this planet so good that when he touched the ball I was always a fantastic trick or amazing shot in an interview a defender at Red Bulls said in 1977 Pele is the the hardest person to get the ball of in football. In a match you need at least three men marking him all the the time or else he'll score a 100 goals before you can say hallelujah. When he's got the ball you need to tackle in the first seconds or else he won't be stopped.

Pele is by far the best player ever, He began playing for santos at the age of 15. Two years later he became the youngest World cup champion ever and becoming best player in the tournament and ind the world ate the age of 17 AMAZING! Pele of course won lots of team awards and lots of individual awards, but people say that the biggest thing he won was a country USA if Pele did not come to play for the cosmos then there would be no American playing football. So that's why I voted for Pele or as we call him in Switzerland "THE GOD OF FOOTBALL.

Unlike players like messi or maradona who can only use their strong foot, Pele is an all round player he can use his left foot just as well as he can use his right, he can use his head, he can do nearly all the tricks and all the type of kicking styles such as chips, bicycle kicks etc. For me Pele is also better then players like Ronaldo or Maradona because he can help the team a lot bu also make his team mates better he can make the most sensational pass and is usually very calm

He was a genius there was nothing he couldn't do he was just the god of football he ran and ran but he would never be stopped. He had so many skills that tackling him was pretty much impossible. For me and for many he is by far the best football to grace planet earth. He won a record 3 world cups, scored over 1000 goals and did things you will see once in a life time.U.S. A have him to thank for getting to the world cup. VOTE FOR PELE!

2 Ronaldo Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima, commonly known as Ronaldo, is a Brazilian retired professional footballer who played as a striker. Popularly dubbed O Fenômeno, he is widely considered to be one of the greatest football players of all time.

No doubt, he was the best in Football history. He had perfect Skills, technique and scoring abilities. That's what other great players had too. But the difference is, he had all of it and combined it. But that's not all. What really makes him to the best, was his Speed, his pace, his acceleration. That is the main reason, which makes him better than pele, Maradona and the others. Before his knee Injury, he was unstobbable. And also after his Comback he was great even he was a different player. If he had mit this serious injuries, there would be no discussion about who is the greatest all of Time. In my opinion, he was the best, allthough his prime period only was from 95-99

I think that Ronaldo is the best player in the Brazilian soccer team because he had the scores when I was watching the soccer games and I really liked him the best because he had the best strikes and he was good as a goalie and he was a really good defense and offense players.!

Hope some people agree with me, and if they don't maybe they should post a comment about why they disagree with me and who they think is the best Brazilian player!

Ronaldo was the best dude if football scoring goals for him was like riding a car for a jolly ride. He Suffered many times due to some bad injuries but still the best. Comparison b/w Ronaldo and pele is meaningless he s a senior of Ronaldo so pele is also 1 of the best as for Ronaldinho and Roberto Carlos.

This is the name I think when I started to watch and become a big fan of the World Cup. there are so many one name wonders from the Brazilian teams it's hard just to pick one but his was at the top when I joined in the beautiful game. Brazil's record is unmatched and so it speaks volumes as I remain a whisper in support of gods.

3 Ronaldinho Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, commonly known as Ronaldinho or Ronaldinho Gaúcho, is a retired Brazilian footballer.

Gaucho is the best but I don't know what happened to him after he left barca but still I regard him as the best there is, was and ever will be because he could do things that other no other player could do. He could juggle the ball and while juggling he could move his leg around the ball like a revolution man that is something and all of a sudden every1 is doing it. He could juggle the ball with his head and his shoulders. He is a great passer of the ball, great scorer and a great free kick taker. I wish to just meet him.

When I start selecting my top ten soccer player in the world. Don;t put Ronaldinho first, because He is the highest soccer player. He is not even in those top ten. Ronaldinho is has the another level of professional experiences. When you are making you list Start Ronaldinho, then go 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, because that is the only List will sound good.

I say ronaldinho because he was a magician in a game. A few players today can do what this man was able to do, he always brought out the cleverest move to ruin defenders. It's so sad that his career ended at a bad period of time but this man possessed the magic of putting a smile on yo face every time you watched his game.

What he did was just out of his world! A simply a GOD! 1O times better then pele and ronaldo! He's smile and skills will never be seen again... A perfect example of how soccer should be played. HE BRINGS BACK THE SAMBA!

4 Neymar Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, commonly known as Neymar or Neymar Jr., is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Brazil national team as a forward or winger, and is also the captain of the national team. ...read more.

Neymar will soon become the best in the world. Because of him I love soccer, One day I want to grow up and be like him. My family even loves him. Before Neymar wasn't there, my family and I were so far apart like we were strangers. Now... now we sit together to watch his games. I never felt so close to my family. Thanks neymar

Neymar is very young only 19 years old, he has potential to become the best in the world.
Neymar is very tricky, fast and a great dribbler. Similar to Ronaldinho and Brazil Ronaldo.

Neymar is a fast footballer and with his unstoppable skill he is best. If neymar did not get injured he could have 2 goals or more because he had 2 matches remaining and if he did this he would win the golden boot and probably the best player of the tournament

A pure genius on the field, and he knows the ball. Shortlisted in the top 10 of best players in the FIFA 2014. Father at 19 and compassionate to kids (5/3/14 he introduced African kid to rest of team and stopped the security guards from carrying him off the pitch. )

5 Zico

He is second only to Pele.

When he receives the ball in unfavorable situations (for example with his back to the opposition goal) with defenders closing him down, he would use his incredible creativity and skill to ensure that he either gets a decisive pass away or somehow manages to turn clear from defenders. This was his greatest of many strengths and no player in the history of football equals Zico in this aspect of the game. The way that Zico created out of nothing Brazil's first equalizer in that legendary quarter-final match against Italy in the 1982 world cup was pure genius.

One of the worlds best players, just not very famous, I think this is because he didn't win a world cup.

But his control and passing was second to none in my opinion.

Zico was a beast, for me one of the greatest football players of all time!

If he had won a world cup he would be more well known outside of Brazil.

6 Kaka Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite, commonly known as Kaká or Ricardo Kaká, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Orlando City SC in Major League Soccer and the Brazil national team.

Not the best but definitely one of the greatest Brazilians of all time, a midfielder and attacker both, at his prime he was unstoppable even if that phase was not long he still made a huge mark. Passing, Speed, Long shots, Crosses, Ball Control, Vision he had it all.

His skill on the ball is brilliant and at his best his blistering pace is enough to outrun the fastest defenders... Also a goal scoring threat and possesses incredible vision... Enough said!

East or west KAKA is the best. He just rocks the world. No ones like him. Just look at his long shots. I think all the Goal keepers are afraid of his long shots.

He is skillful he has speed he has strength. He scores most of the goals in whatever team he plays with. He makes plays. He gives all the credit to God.

7 Garrincha Manuel Francisco dos Santos, known by the nickname Garrincha, was a Brazilian footballer who played right winger and forward.

Garrincha won almost by himself 1962 world cup and was very important for 1958 too. His career was early interrupted due to drinking problens, otherwise he would have an even upper position in the all time best players of the world. Until now no one has ever played in a style similar to his. No one has ever dribeled like him so far.

The joy of the people. He could make the opposition applaud him and he was the second best player in 1958 wotld cup after Didi and won 1962 almost single-handedly. Pelé on the other hand never really delivered in the world cups and although he won it three times Brazil probably would have won all three without him.

I voted for Garrincha because he's too low down on the list. He should be no.2 The best dribbler ever and won the 62 world cup on his own for Brazil when Pele was injured.

He's supposed to be second after pele. Brazil only lost one match with him and he helped brazil excel even without pele.

8 Roberto Carlos Roberto Carlos da Silva Rocha, more commonly known simply as Roberto Carlos, is a Brazilian retired footballer.

Roberto carlos was one of the best player in the world because he helped Brazil a lot

He dribbling is so actractive and amazing..so perfect for a wing defends line...he shooting a ball like a rocket! I think he should in big 5 rather than 10!

One of greatest brazilian players. His also helped Brazil win the 2002 world cup, specially with his bannana freekick.

Incredible stalwart integrating attacking from the back... Incredible left foot

9 Rivaldo

Do you know who's rivaldo?
If you do then you shouldn't put him no.12
He should be at least no.5 instead of kaka

He was the lonely hero in the national team and Barcelona. Handles the whole team over his shoulders.

One of the mostrar underrated football player, he was a fantastic player with power shot, Dribling ability, Definition... Simply a Genius

Will always be one of Brazil's greats. A player of many skills. it was a joy to watch this master in action.

10 Romario Romário de Souza Faria, known simply as Romário, is a Brazilian politician, who previously achieved worldwide fame as a footballer.

I'm a PSV fan in the Netherlands and he played for that team. And never saw such a great player as Romario. That was really art. Sorry to say but in my opinion a mutch better striker then Ronaldo that also played for PSV eindhoven.

Romario time as a player with Flamanco, then Dutch club PSV Enidhoven, Spanish club FC Barcelona, then return to Brasil played for Flamengo, Vasco the Gama and Fluminense. Him winning Award the most valvable player of the 1994 FIFA WorldCup. Romario is now a Politician in Brasil now and the third highest scoring Brasilian player with 901 goals in his football career! Amor Romario the Souza Faria Brasilian Striker, probably the most controversial too.

Romario is surely the best, he won the 1994 wc for brazil single-handedly ( pele and ronaldo has got a great team when the won the world cup ), he was a genius within the penalty box and can score from any corner and also could assist in many goals.

There might habe been better all round players. But, Romario is the greatest forward to ever play. His traps were feathery soft. His passes and shots were pin point. Best shot to goal ratio ever.

The Contenders
11 Falcao

This guy turned, almost single handedly, two "mediocre" sides in huge clubs, first Internacional in Brazil, then Roma in Italy. If you don't believe me check out the results of these clubs, before and after Falcao. He was the game changer.

I love this player cause he dribble most

Beast to bad he for Columbia

Ummm... I'm pretty sure falcao is from Colombia

12 David Luiz

Most expensive defender. Both good at defending and attacking. Sometimes comes to forward.

He is just lovely and all he wants to do is make his fans happy

David is the most hottest players I know and love

I love David luiz, he is so funny and best at football

13 Hulk

Hulk is like Marcello; both are extremely dumb

Best long shot taker in the world

A very hard and skillfull player

Funny name

14 Robinho

Robinho is a great football Player and I think the best Player in AC Milan

One of the best AC Milan players

A star... A football proffesor

His skills are sick.Very exciting player to watch.He should never left Real Madrid.Imagine you have Cr and Robinho in the wingers.

15 Philippe Coutinho Philippe Coutinho Correia, known as Philippe Coutinho, or simply Coutinho, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for FC Barcelona and the Brazil national team as an attacking midfielder or winger.

He is my favorite! I personally think he deserves WAY more credit!

Wonderful 10, he is the future rivaldo

Coutinho is savage

I agree. he's the replacement of neymar

16 Sócrates

Simply Put The Greatest One Touch Soccer Player I've Ever Seen. Great Leader Immaculate Ball Control With Superb Vision There's Not Enough Words One Can Use To Describe Such A Great Player. The Only Damper To A Wonderful Career Is Not Winning The World Cup. His 1982 World Cup Team Will Definitely Go Down As The Greatest Team Never To Win The World Cup, They Played Soccer Out Of This World, Soccer That Was Pleasing To The Eye Just A Joy To Look At. One Of The Greatest Of All Time, Such A Simple Ball Player, Gone But Never To Be Forgotten The Player We Called Doctor.R.I.P.

One Of The Greatest Players Of All Time. Smooth Full Of Grace Elegance And Great Leader Who Always Lead By Example. Those Who Saw Him Play Were Blessed To See A True Genius At Work, So Sad He Didn't Win A World Cup For His Beloved Brazil, But A True Visionary Of The Modern Game Who Thrilled The World With His Beautiful Ball Touches Heal Passes And Great Goals. In A Class All By Himself, We May Never See Another Player Like Dr. Socrates.

Fantastic player and a great play maker, had a presence on and off the field, would be a top 11 pick of all time footballers, simply an all time great, Brazil at it's very best.

A true artiste of the game who glided rather than paced around the pitch. For me the best player to ever grace the game.

17 Oscar

Oscar is just too good. He is really hard working. He tried all alone to goal in yesterdays match. He is cute too

He is better than Neymar, Oscar should be no1 best Brazilian footballer in the world (not Neymar)

He is one of the raising player in the world. He will be the finest player in future

Oscar is a brilliant and Young player wish him all the best for him Love him so much

18 Tostao

One of the greats

19 Jairzinho

Only player to score in every match at a world cup.

Best attacking right back in his era

Was key to Brazil's world cup win in 1970

Because his shooting is epic. his speed is fantastic

20 Rivelino

Rivellino, Zico, Maradona and Platini: The best midfielders of this game in all time! The difference between then is the Rivellino came first

Simply the best after pele...

Well he is relly good...

Should be second place after pelé

21 Cafu

If you think that Dani Alves is good, you should have seen Cafu at his peek. He bombed up and down the wing and was unstoppable at the World Cup 2002!

Cafu proved that hi is one of the best captain in the world in the world cup 2002. He combined all the team through out all the tournament.

Cafu is a pacy left-back with lots of skill. He is also good at attacking helping midfielders and strikers score lots of goals.

As well as Pele, Cafu is one of the only players top have lifted the trophy 3 times!

22 Julio Cesar

One of the best Brazilian goalkeapers if not the best. Helping them to get the 2009 and 2013 confederation cups.

He is the best goalie of all time

I thought he was a roman emperor

The best goal keeper!

23 Thiago Silva Thiago Emiliano da Silva, commonly known as Thiago Silva, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a central defender for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazilian national team.

True, he really is the best player in the world and the captain of Brazil national football team. I think he should be the 7th.

Thiago Silva is one of the best defenders in history... I think he should definitely be in top 10... Maybe top 5

T. Silva is the best defender in the world, I think He should be in a higher position in this list

Thiago silva is a great player and should be ahead of neymar

24 Arthur Friedenreich

He was the first Brazilian icon, one of the best players in the world of the 1910s-1920s and one of the greatest scorers in football history.
'The Tiger' scored a total of 1,329 goals in 1,239 caps in his 26 year career. This is unofficially reported, but if it's true he's the 3nd in football history after Josef Bican and Gerd Muller.
RSSSF recognised 557 goals in official matches ranked him 11th scorer of all times.

More goals than pele in less games.

He paved the way for all others

25 Nilton Santos

Nílton dos Santos (1925 - 2013) was a Brazilian footballer who primarily played as a wing back. At international level, he was a member of the Brazil squads that won the 1958 and 1962 World Cups.
Regarded as one of the greatest defenders in the history of the game, Nílton Santos is a member of the World Team of the 20th Century, and was named by Pelé one of the top 125 greatest living footballers at a FIFA Awards ceremony in 2004. In 2009, he was the recipient of the Golden Foot Legends Award. He was unrelated to his frequent defensive partner Djalma Santos.
Nílton Santos played for only two teams in his professional career; Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas and the Brazilian national team (1949-1962) collecting 75 caps and scoring 3 goals.

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