Famous Soccer Players of Brazil

In countries where soccer game is so popular, you can’t deny that one big reason is because of the famous soccer players they have that made it to stardom. When we talk about soccer, Brazil is always on top of everybody’s answers. Many are really wondering how this country made it and how come they seemed not running out of good players.

Now, let’s take a look at the Brazilian’s famous soccer players and what makes them star. If you are one avid fan of soccer, you’ve probably heard their names so often.

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, or Pele
His popularity started from early age of 17. He had innumerable records and achievements to be considered as the best soccer player of all time. He used to be a striker and along with other players, he gained to win three times the World Cup one in 1958, 1962 and 1970.

Manoel Francisco dos Santos, Garrincha
He is a forward in his team and known at Garrincha, which means “little bird” maybe due to his behavior brought by his difficulties in life. However, his shortcomings never really stopped him from being Brazil’s second-best. He is a quick winger and a crucial passer and known by his good assists skill and controlling free kicks. He won World Cup twice, 1958 and 1962.

Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, Ronaldinho
Who wouldn’t have known this “World Class Superstar”, Ronaldinho of the soccer world? Yes, he is the most prominent player on today’s soccer. He is known for his grace in passing and dribbling plus his total control for goal. He is now still in his mid 20s and already won twice the FIFA World Player of the Year award on 2005 and 2006.

Like in other said, it looks like soccer is the Brazilian’s second’s religion. You ask Brazilian kids about soccer and you find them very well knowledgeable and enthusiastic and that most of them wanted to become their favorite soccer players when they grow up rather than become a doctor or engineer.

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