Ronaldinho – 102 appearances, 35 goals
Ronaldinho’s playing style was pleasing to the eye.
He has that ability of honey that makes the impossible seem easy. His exceptional tight control, lightning feet and impeccable dribbling skills left defenders confused and fans sat on the edge of their seats.
It was as if he had a sixth sense, knowing exactly when and how to turn, turn and avoid his opponents with a flick of his boots.
When he stepped onto the field, it seemed like the laws of gravity and physics had broken.
He defied logic with his audacious tricks and moves, enchanting opponents and spectators alike.
Ronaldinho’s arrival at Barcelona ushered in a new era, full of “Brazilian magic” and breathtaking moments.
Who can forget it the infamous free kick against David Seaman? Ronaldinho’s legacy goes far beyond the trophies he won or the records he broke.
He embodied the spirit of a beautiful game, reminding us all of the childlike delight and limitless creativity that underpins it.
His name will forever be etched into the pantheon of football legends, and his influence will continue to inspire generations to come.
Rivaldo- 74 appearances, 34 goals
An enigmatic winger with a knack for the dramatic, Rivaldo sometimes doesn’t get the love he deserves. Sure, there was this theatrical moment (I won’t go into details), but let’s focus on his brilliance on the pitch.
With his thin frame and magic left foot, he terrorized defenders and sent lightning bolts into the net.
His amazing performance in the 1999 Copa America, sharing the Golden Boot with Ronaldo, earned him the prestigious Ballon d’Or.
But it was his partnership with Ronaldo and Ronaldinho during the 2002 World Cup that left a lasting impression.
Rivaldo, along with other “Rs”, organized a football symphony that resonated with fans around the world.
Aside from his achievements on the pitch, Rivaldo was known for his calm demeanor and quiet confidence.
He carried himself with a sense of elegance and grace, even in the most intense moments of the game. Off the pitch, he remained humble and respected, drawing admiration from teammates, coaches and fans alike.
Neymar – 124 appearances, 77 goals
Neymar, the master of samba on the pitch, achieved more in the blink of an eye than most players could ever dream of.
With his lightning-fast feet and dazzling abilities, he makes defenders trip and scratch their heads.
Neymar’s goal-scoring prowess and pure creativity are simply outstanding.
His ability to pass defenders with effortless dribbling, leaving them behind is a sight to behold.
He has a natural instinct to find the back of the net and his goal for Brazil says a lot about his impact on the game.
As the torchbearer of Brazil’s iconic number 10 jersey, Neymar follows in the footsteps of the legends who have worn it before him.
While he continues to climb the ranks of Brazil’s all-time top scorers, it’s clear he’s already established himself as one of the greatest wearers of the famous yellow and green kit.
However, Neymar’s ranking has little impact as he has yet to achieve this stunning performance in the tournament.
While some may argue that Neymar has not yet had an outstanding tournament performance at the level of his predecessors, it would be underestimating to underestimate his impact.
His impact on the game goes beyond individual praise.
He brings a certain style and emotion to the pitch that ignites passion among fans and inspires a new generation of players.
Neymar’s journey is far from over. As he continues to mature and evolve as a player, there is no doubt he will add more chapters to his already illustrious career.
Come on, Neymar, give us a show.
Marta – 174 appearances, 115 goals
He is a force to be reckoned with, an inspiration to aspiring players around the world.
Marta’s skills and talent on the pitch are simply admirable.
Her speed, agility and precision make her a formidable opponent. She dances through defences, leaving defenders behind, and her goalscoring ability is second to none.
With the record number of goals for the women’s national team of Brazil, she went down in football history.
In a world where the headlights often shine the brightest male soccer playersMarta’s glow shines through like a beacon.
More than once she proved that talent does not know gender. Marta, thanks to her skills, passion and indomitable spirit, has rightly earned her place among greatest soccer players of all time.
She is a true legend in her own right, deserving of all the praise and admiration she receives.
cocoa – 92 appearances, 29 goals
Kaká was the ultimate midfield master, a player who made the game look easy.
With his fluid movements and impeccable technique, he dominated the pitch like a boss. His outstanding performances in 2007 earned him an award Golden Ballproving he was better than the rest.
While he may not have had a taste of the World Cup in his prime, Kaka’s style and skill made him Brazil’s last classic trequartist before the game took a different turn.
Off the pitch, Kaka’s humility and professionalism endeared him to fans and fellow players.
He carried himself with a calm dignity, staying true to his values amid the glitz and glamor of the football world. He was not only a talented footballer, but also a role model, embodying the spirit of fair play and sporting competition.
The epitome of the modern attacking midfielder, Kaká has left an indelible mark on the world of football.
His effortless skill, unyielding drive and genuine humility have made him a beloved figure that goes beyond club loyalty.
His legacy is a reminder that true greatness lies not only in individual talent, but also in the character and impact a player has on and off the pitch.
Rawelin – 92 appearances, 26 goals
When it comes to extravagance, Rivellino has written a guide.
The “flip-flap” movement may not have been his invention, but he perfected it like no one else. As a key member of the legendary 1970 Brazilian team, he brought the beautiful game to life.
With the number 10 on his back, he transcended mere mortal status and became a football deity.
While his time on the international stage was marked by success and adulation, Rivellino’s influence extended to the club level as well.
He enjoyed a successful career with his beloved Corinthians and other clubs, leaving fans in awe of his creativity and ability to turn the game around with his sublime skills.
To this day, Rivellino remains an icon of Brazilian football. His name is synonymous with the spirit of joy, flair and artistry that defines the country’s football heritage.
Jairus – 39 appearances, 22 goals
A name that echoes through the halls of Brazilian football history.
In the days before Brazil’s emergence as a soccer superpower, Jair was a shining star, lighting up the pitch with his skill and charisma.
He played an important role in securing three South American titles for Brazil, with the 1949 championship being a particularly special moment.
This victory, won on home soil, ignited the hopes and dreams of a football-crazy nation. With a record nine goals in one tournament, he set the stage on fire.
Jair’s influence was not confined to the domestic scene. He also left an indelible mark on the international arena.
In 1950 World Cupwith the weight of the nation’s expectations on his shoulders, he showed his extraordinary talent and goal-scoring prowess.
Despite his brilliance, fate dealt Jair and the Brazilian team a cruel blow as they suffered a painful defeat to Uruguay in the infamous Maracanã final.