The history of football has given great figures. Names that are remembered for a long time. And one of the countries that more mythical players can include in the best alignment of history without any doubt is Brazil, whose name is closely linked to this sport.
That is why we have gathered the statistics of the best Brazilian players to make a ranking with the best selection of all time. This is the best team that Brazil could gather if all the players were still active.
In The goal: Gilmar
Few are the leading goalkeepers of Brazil. In reality, the country does not have too many category archers, as in other countries. However, of the few that can be considered as legendary, Gilmar is the greatest of all. He won two consecutive World Cups with the national team.
He spent most of his sporting life in the same club, Santos, with whom he won virtually all competitions. In the 60s he was considered the best team in the world and other big stars were military, some of which are also on this list.
Roberto Carlos and Cafu in Defense
They may seem few for traditional defenses. But Brazil is a rather offensive team, with these two players as great examples of being behind does not mean waiting to see what happens.
Roberto Carlos started his career in Brazil but it quickly caught the attention of European clubs.
First at Inter and later at Real Madrid, it stands out above all for its shooting power. Each time he threw a foul the ball became a howitzer. His way of shooting was studied and it was concluded that his technique is the most perfect that has ever existed. In addition, it is considered the most complete side that has existed.
Cafu is the player who has worn the shirt of his team most times, being the only one to reach three consecutive World Cup finals. A leader who made history during the 90s and 2000s mainly.
In The Center: Socrates, Zico and Tostao
The center of the field is one of the most important areas, where large organizers are needed to make football flow. Three are the main names chosen as the best in history.
Socrates, also known as “the doctor” because he graduated in medicine, marked an era thanks to his style. The dribbles and the cue or pass with the ankle were his signature, creating a very fast style of play. He spent most of his sports life in Brazil, with a brief expedition to Europe, where he played in Fiorentina.
Zico took the prize for the best footballer on the continent three times between the 70s and 80s, as well as the best player in the world in 83. His record has more than 400 goals, which places him as the midfielder who has scored so many marked worldwide. He had a dangerous start and a mastery of the ball that made each race a potential danger to the rivals.
Tostão was part of the mythical selection of the 70s, who along with Pele and other great stars was proclaimed undisputed champion of the time. He had to retire young because of an eye injury but left an indelible mark.
Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Romario and Bebeto
Four great strikers can stand out beyond the biggest one, who we will talk about later.
Ronaldo won the FIFA Award for Best Player in the World three times, something almost nobody has achieved. He is still remembered for his great quality and despite being clearly out of shape he is treated as one of the great legends of football.
Ronaldinho still has a great projection, which makes many consider him with enough potential to become the best Brazilian player in history. He is a very complete forward who easily unbalances.
Romario is one of the great scorers that have existed since the origin of football. He was named top scorer 14 times during his career in the different first division leagues in which he participated.
Bebeto played a little further back than the traditional strikers, although his position is considered as forward and not central. What left more mark is its ease to finish off with both legs, something that made the goalkeeper not know where the shot could go.
Pele, The Biggest
Little can be said of Pelé that has not been said already. No one doubts that he is the most important Brazilian player in history, for many the best of all that have existed. His name is as linked to football as Brazil is. A curious fact is that he never militated in a European club.
Do you think they are the best players in Brazil or do you miss any? If you think someone is missing, don’t stop commenting and we’ll talk about it.