Brazil national football team

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Brazil
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Nickname(s) Seleção (The Select)
Canarinha (Little Canary)
Verde-Amarela (The Green and Yellow)
Esquadrão de Ouro (The Golden Squad)
Association Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (CBF)
Confederation CONMEBOL (South America)
Head coach Tite [1]
Captain Dani Alves [2]
Most caps Cafu (142) [3] [4]
Top scorer Pelé (77) [5]
Home stadium Various
FIFA code BRA
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First colours
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FIFA ranking
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Highest1 (159 times on 8 occasions [7] )
Lowest22 (6 June 2013)
First international
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(Buenos Aires, Argentina; 20 September 1914) [8]
Biggest win
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(São Paulo, Brazil, 10 April 1949) [9]
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(Lima, Peru, 24 March 1957)
Biggest defeat
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(Viña del Mar, Chile; 18 September 1920)
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(Belo Horizonte, Brazil; 8 July 2014)
World Cup
Appearances21 (first in 1930 )
Best resultChampions (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002)
Copa América
Appearances36 (first in 1916 )
Best resultChampions (1919, 1922, 1949, 1989, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2007, 2019)
Panamerican Championship
Appearances3 (first in 1952 )
Best resultChampions (1952, 1956)
Confederations Cup
Appearances7 (first in 1997 )
Best resultChampions (1997, 2005, 2009, 2013)

The Brazil national football team (Portuguese : Seleção Brasileira de Futebol) represents Brazil in men's international football and is administered by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), the governing body for football in Brazil. They have been a member of FIFA since 1923 and a member of CONMEBOL since 1916.

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Brazil is the most successful national team in the FIFA World Cup, being crowned winner five times: 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002. Brazil also has the best overall performance in the World Cup, both in proportional and absolute terms, with a record of 73 victories in 109 matches played, 124 goal difference, 237 points, and 18 losses. [10] [11] Brazil is the only national team to have played in all World Cup editions without any absence nor need for playoffs. [12]

In relation to ranking standings Brazil fare well, having the all-time highest average football Elo rating system since 1970, and the fourth all-time peak football Elo Rating established in 1962. In FIFA's own ranking, Brazil holds the record for most Team of the Year wins with 12. [13] Many commentators, experts and former players have considered the Brazil team of 1970 to be the greatest football team ever. [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] Other Brazilian teams are also highly estimated and regularly appear listed among the best teams of all time, such as the Brazil teams of 1958–62, with honorary mentions for the gifted 1982 side. [19] [20] [21] [22]

Brazil is the only national team to have won the World Cup on four different continents: once in Europe (1958 Sweden), once in South America (1962 Chile), twice in North America (1970 Mexico and 1994 United States) and once in Asia (2002 Korea/Japan). They share with France and Argentina the feat to have won the three most important men's football titles recognized by FIFA: the World Cup, the Confederations Cup, and the Olympic tournament. [note 1] They also share with Spain a record of 35 consecutive matches undefeated. [23]

Brazil has many rivals due to its successes, with notable rivalries with Argentina—known as the Superclássico das Américas in Portuguese, Italy—known as the Clásico Mundial in Spanish or the World Derby in English, [24] [25] Uruguay due to the traumatic Maracanazo, [26] France (due to the fact that they usually have difficulties against France in World Cups) [27] , and Netherlands, due to the several important meetings between the two teams at World Cups, and the style of play of the two teams being considered similar. [28] Brazil has also produced players considered as the best of the world at their time and among the best in history, such are the cases of Pelé (widely regarded as the greatest footballer of all time), Garrincha, Rivellino, Zico, Romário, Cafu, Roberto Carlos, Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho, Kaká and Neymar. A common quip about football is: "Os ingleses o inventaram, os brasileiros o aperfeiçoaram" (The English invented it, the Brazilians perfected it). [29]

History

Early history (1914–22)

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The first Brazil national team, 1914
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Brazil's first match at home against Exeter City in 1914

It is generally believed that the inaugural game of the Brazil national football team was a 1914 match between a Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo select team and the English club Exeter City, held in Fluminense's stadium. [30] [31] Brazil won 2–0 with goals by Oswaldo Gomes and Osman, [30] [31] [32] though it is claimed that the match was a 3–3 draw. [33] [34]

In contrast to its future success, the national team's early appearances were not brilliant. Other early matches played during that time include several friendly games against Argentina (being defeated 3–0), Chile (first in 1916) and Uruguay (first on 12 July 1916). [35] However, led by the goalscoring abilities of Arthur Friedenreich, they were victorious at home in the South American Championships in 1919, repeating their victory, also at home, in 1922.

First World Cup and title drought (1930–49)

In 1930, Brazil played in the first World Cup, held in Uruguay. The squad defeated Bolivia but lost to Yugoslavia, being eliminated from the competition. [36] They lost in the first round to Spain in 1934 in Italy, but reached the semi-finals in France in 1938, being defeated 2–1 by eventual winners Italy. Brazil were the only South American team to participate in this competition.

The 1949 South American Championship held in Brazil ended a 27-year streak without official titles. [37] The last one had been in the 1922 South American Championship, also played on Brazilian soil. [37]

The 1950 Maracanazo

Brazil national team at the 1950 World Cup. National Archives of Brazil. Selecao Brasileira na Copa do Mundo de 1950.tif
Brazil national team at the 1950 World Cup. National Archives of Brazil.

After that, Brazil first achieved international prominence when it hosted the 1950 FIFA World Cup. The team went into the last game of the final round, against Uruguay at Estádio do Maracanã in Rio, needing only a draw to win the World Cup. Uruguay, however, won the match and the Cup in a game known as "the Maracanazo". The match led to a period of national mourning. [38]

For the 1954 World Cup in Switzerland, the Brazilian team was then almost completely renovated, with the team colours changed (to a new design by Aldyr Schlee) from all white to the yellow, blue and green of the national flag, to forget the Maracanazo, but still had a group of star players. Brazil reached the quarter-final, where they were beaten 4–2 by tournament favourites Hungary in one of the ugliest matches in football history, known as the Battle of Berne. [39]

The Golden Era with Pelé (1958–70)

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The Brazil national team at the 1959 Copa América

For the 1958 World Cup, Brazil were drawn in a group with England, the USSR and Austria. They beat Austria 3–0 in their first match, then drew 0–0 with England. Before the match, coach Vicente Feola made three substitutions that were crucial for Brazil to defeat the Soviets: Zito, Garrincha and Pelé. From the kick-off, they kept up the pressure relentlessly, and after three minutes, which were later described as "the greatest three minutes in the history of football", [40] Vavá gave Brazil the lead. They won the match by 2–0. Pelé scored the only goal of their quarter-final match against Wales, and they beat France 5–2 in the semi-final. Brazil then beat Sweden 5–2 in the final, winning their first World Cup and becoming the first nation to win a World Cup title outside of its own continent. Pelé described it tearfully as a nation coming of age. [41]

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Defending champions Brazil at the 1962 FIFA World Cup

In the 1962 World Cup, Brazil earned its second title with Garrincha as the star player, a mantle and responsibility laid upon him after the regular talisman, Pelé, was injured during the second group match against Czechoslovakia and unable to play for the rest of the tournament. [42] [43]

In the 1966 World Cup, Brazil had their worst performance in a World Cup. The 1966 tournament was remembered for its excessively physical play, and Pelé was one of the players most affected. Against Portugal, several violent tackles by the Portuguese defenders caused Pelé to leave the match and the tournament. Brazil lost this match and was eliminated in the first round of the World Cup for the first time since 1934. They have not failed to reach the knockout stages of the competition since. Brazil became the second nation to be eliminated in the first round while holding the World Cup crown following Italy in 1950. After the 2002, 2010, 2014 and 2018 World Cups, France, Italy, Spain and Germany were also added to this list. As for now, Brazil remains the only non-UEFA team to be eliminated from the group stage after winning previous World Cup edition. [44] After the tournament, Pelé declared that he did not wish to play in the World Cup again. Nonetheless, he returned in 1970. [45]

Brazil won its third World Cup in Mexico in 1970. It fielded what has since then often been considered the best World Cup football squad ever, [14] [15] [16] [19] led by Pelé in his last World Cup finals, captain Carlos Alberto Torres, Jairzinho, Tostão, Gérson and Rivelino. Even though Garrincha had retired, this team was still a force to be reckoned with. They won all six of their games—against Czechoslovakia, England and Romania during group play, and against Peru, Uruguay and Italy in the knockout rounds. Jairzinho was the second top scorer with seven goals; Pelé finished with four goals. Brazil lifted the Jules Rimet trophy for the third time (the first nation to do so), which meant that they were allowed to keep it. A replacement was then commissioned, though it would be 24 years before Brazil won it again. [46]

The dry spell (1974–1990)

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The 1970 FIFA World Cup-winning Brazil team, considered by many distinguished commentators as the greatest association football team ever

After the international retirement of Pelé and other stars from the 1970 squad, Brazil was not able to overcome the Netherlands at the 1974 World Cup in West Germany, and finished in fourth place after losing the third place game to Poland. [47]

In the second group stage of the 1978 World Cup, Brazil competed with tournament hosts Argentina for top spot and a place in the finals. In their last group match, Brazil defeated Poland 3–1 to go to the top of the group with a goal difference of +5. Argentina had had a goal difference of +2, but in its last group match, it defeated Peru 6–0, and thus qualified for the final in a match accused of ultimately-unproven match fixing. The Brazilian team qualified for the third place, and were the only team to remain unbeaten in the tournament.

At the 1982 World Cup, held in Spain, Brazil were the tournament favorites, and easily moved through the early part of the draw, but a 3–2 defeat in Barcelona to Italy, in a classic World Cup match, eliminated them from the tournament in the match that they refer to as "Sarriá's Disaster", referencing the stadium's name. The 1982 team, with a midfield of Sócrates, Zico, Falcão and Éder, is remembered as perhaps the greatest team never to win a World Cup. [20]

Several players, including Sócrates and Zico, from 1982 returned to play at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. Brazil, still a very good team and more disciplined defensively than four years earlier, met the Michel Platini-led France in the quarter-finals in a classic of Total Football. The game played to a 1–1 draw in regulation time, and after a goalless extra time, it all came down to a penalty shoot-out, where Brazil was defeated 4–3. After 40 years, Brazil was victorious in the 1989 Copa América, this being their fourth victory in four tournaments hosted in Brazil. This achievement ended a 19-year streak without official titles for the Brazilians. The last one had been in the 1970 World Cup.

At the 1990 World Cup in Italy, Brazil was coached by Sebastião Lazaroni, that had been the coach in the 1989 Copa América. With a defensive scheme, whose main symbol was midfielder Dunga, forward Careca and three centre-backs, the team lacked creativity but made it to the second round. Brazil was eliminated by Diego Maradona-led Argentina in the round of 16 in Turin, losing to their South American archrivals 1–0. [48]

Return to winning ways (1994–2002)

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Romário’s No.11 Brazil shirt (right) from the 1994 FIFA World Cup

Brazil went 24 years without winning a World Cup or even participating in a final. Their struggles ended at the 1994 tournament in the United States, where a solid side headed by Romário and Bebeto in attack, captain Dunga in midfield, goalkeeper Cláudio Taffarel and defender Jorginho, won the World Cup for a then-record fourth time. Highlights of their campaign included a 1–0 victory over the United States in the round of 16 at Stanford University, a 3–2 win over the Netherlands in the quarter-finals in Dallas, and a 1–0 victory over Sweden in the semi-finals at Pasadena's Rose Bowl. This set up Brazil–Italy in the final in Pasadena. A game played in searing heat which ended as a goalless draw, with Italy's defence led by Franco Baresi keeping out Romário, penalty kicks loomed, and Brazil became champions with Roberto Baggio missing Italy's last penalty. [49] Despite the triumph, the 1994 World Cup winning team is not held in the same high esteem in Brazil as their other World Cup winning teams. FourFourTwo magazine labelled the 1994 team “unloved” in Brazil due to their pragmatic, defensive style over the more typical Brazilian style of attacking flair. [46]

Entering the 1998 World Cup as defending champions, Brazil finished runner-up. Having topped their group and won the next two rounds, Brazil beat the Netherlands on penalties in the semi-final following a 1–1 draw. Player of the tournament Ronaldo scored four goals and made three assists en route to the final. The build up to the final itself was overshadowed by the world's best player Ronaldo suffering a convulsive fit only hours before kick off. [50] The starting line up without Ronaldo was released to a shocked world media, but after pleading that he felt fine and requested to play, Ronaldo was reinstated by the coach, before giving a below par performance as France, led by Zidane won 3–0. [51]

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2002 World Cup winning Brazil national football team airplane in Brazilian team livery

Fuelled by the "Three R's" (Ronaldo, Rivaldo and Ronaldinho), Brazil won its fifth championship at the 2002 World Cup, held in South Korea and Japan. Brazil beat all three opponents in group play in South Korea and topped the group. In Brazil's opening game against Turkey, in Ulsan, Rivaldo fell to the ground clutching his face after Turkey's Hakan Ünsal had kicked the ball at his legs. Rivaldo escaped suspension but was fined £5,180 for play-acting, and became the first player ever to be punished in FIFA's crackdown on diving. In their knockout round matches in Japan, Brazil defeated Belgium 2–0 in Kobe in the round of 16. Brazil defeated England 2–1 in the quarter-finals in Shizuoka, with the winning goal coming from an unexpected free-kick by Ronaldinho from 40 yards out. [52] The semi-final was against Turkey in Saitama; Brazil won 1–0. The final was between Germany and Brazil in Yokohama, where Ronaldo scored two goals in Brazil's 2–0 triumph. [53] Ronaldo also won the Golden Shoe as the tournament's leading scorer with 8 goals. [54] Brazil's success saw them receive the Laureus World Sports Award for Team of the Year. [55]

World Cup drought (2002–present)

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Brazil and Japan entering the field at the 2006 FIFA World Cup

Brazil won the 2004 Copa América, their third win in four competitions since 1997. [56] Brazil also won the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup for the second time. [57] Manager Carlos Alberto Parreira built his side through a 4–2–2–2 formation. Nicknamed the "Magic quartet", the attack was built around four players: Ronaldo, Adriano, Kaká and Ronaldinho. [58]

In the 2006 World Cup, Brazil won its first two games against Croatia (1–0) and Australia (2–0). In the final group game against Japan, Brazil won 4–1. Ronaldo scored twice and equalled the record for the most goals scored across all World Cups. In the round of 16, Brazil beat Ghana 3–0. Ronaldo's goal was his 15th in World Cup history, breaking the record. Brazil, however, was eliminated in the quarter-finals against France, losing 1–0 to a Thierry Henry goal. [58]

Dunga was hired as Brazil's new team manager in 2006. [59] Brazil then won the 2007 Copa América, where forward Robinho was awarded the Golden Boot and named the tournament's best player. Two years later, Brazil won the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, defeating the U.S. 3–2 in the final, to seal their third Confederations Cup title. [60] Kaká was named as the player of the tournament while striker Luís Fabiano won the top goalscorer award. [61]

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Brazil's Kaká against Chile at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa

At the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Brazil won their first two matches against North Korea (2–1) and the Ivory Coast (3–1), respectively. Their last match, against Portugal, ended in a 0–0 draw. They faced Chile in the round of 16, winning 3–0, although in the quarter-final they fell to the Netherlands 2–1. [62]

In July 2010, Mano Menezes was named as Brazil's new coach. [63] At the 2011 Copa América, Brazil lost against Paraguay and was eliminated in the quarter-finals. On 4 July 2012, due to a lack of competitive matches because the team had automatically qualified for the 2014 World Cup as tournament hosts, Brazil was ranked 11th in the FIFA ranking.

Return of Luiz Felipe Scolari (2013–14)

In November 2012, coach Mano Menezes was sacked and replaced by Luiz Felipe Scolari. [64] [65]

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Brazilian players celebrate winning the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup. The team had five wins in five matches.

On 6 June 2013, Brazil was ranked 22nd in the FIFA ranking, their lowest-ever rank. [66] Brazil entered the 2013 Confederations Cup with the objective of defending their title. In the final, Brazil faced Spain, [67] winning 3–0 and sealing their fourth Confederations Cup title. [68] [69] Neymar was named player of the tournament and received the Golden Ball Award and the Adidas Bronze Shoe, and Júlio César won the Golden Glove Award for the best goalkeeper of the tournament. [70]

2014 World Cup

In the opening match of the 2014 World Cup against Croatia, two goals from Neymar and one from Oscar saw the Seleção off to a winning start in their first World Cup on home soil in 64 years. [71] The team then drew with Mexico, before confirming qualification to the knockout stage by defeating Cameroon 4–1 with Neymar again scoring twice, and Fred and Fernandinho providing further goals. [72] [73] Brazil faced Chile in the round of 16, taking an 18th-minute lead through David Luiz's first goal for the Seleção in a 1–1 draw. Brazil prevailed 3–2 on penalties, with Neymar, David Luiz and Marcelo converting their kicks, and goalkeeper Júlio César saving three times. [74]

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Brazil line up against Colombia at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Neymar (front row, second from right) would play his last game at the tournament after being stretchered off with a fractured vertebra

The team again faced South American opposition in the quarter-final, defeating Colombia 2–1 with goals from central defenders David Luiz and the team captain Thiago Silva. Late in the match, Neymar was stretchered off after Juan Camilo Zúñiga's knee had made contact with the forward's back. Neymar was taken to hospital and was diagnosed with a fractured vertebra, ruling him out for the remainder of the tournament. [75] Prior to this, Neymar had scored four goals, provided one assist, and been named man of the match twice. Brazil faced further problems ahead of their semi-final against Germany, as Thiago Silva was to serve a one-match suspension for receiving his second yellow card of the tournament in the quarter-final. [76]

The Seleção went on to lose 1–7 to the Germans – their biggest ever defeat at the World Cup and first home loss in a competitive match since 1975. [77] Towards the end of the match, the home crowd began to " olé " each pass from the German team, and booed their own players off the pitch after the final whistle. [78] The match has been nicknamed the Mineirazo, making reference to the nation's previous World Cup defeat on home soil, the Maracanazo against Uruguay in 1950, and the Estádio do Mineirão where the match took place. [79] Brazil finished the World Cup in fourth place, having failed to avenge their semi-final defeat to Germany by losing to the Netherlands 0–3 in the third-place match. [80] [81] The team ended the tournament with the worst defensive record of the 32 competing nations, having conceded 14 goals. [82] The only other countries to concede 12 or more goals in the current World Cup format are North Korea and Saudi Arabia. [83] Following these results, Scolari announced his resignation. [84]

Return of Dunga (2014–2016)

Brazil's 1994 World Cup winning captain Dunga was coach from 2006 to 2010 and 2014 to 2016. Aecio Neves e Dunga - 17-06-2008 (8368243127) (cropped).jpg
Brazil's 1994 World Cup winning captain Dunga was coach from 2006 to 2010 and 2014 to 2016.

On 22 July 2014, Dunga was announced as the new manager of Brazil, returning to the position for the first time since the team's exit at the 2010 World Cup. [85]

Dunga's first match in his second reign as Brazil's manager was a friendly match against 2014 World Cup quarter-finalists Colombia at Sun Life Stadium in Miami on 5 September 2014, with Brazil winning the match 1–0 through an 83rd-minute Neymar free-kick goal. [86] Dunga followed this up with wins against Ecuador (1–0), [87] in the 2014 Superclásico de las Américas against Argentina (2–0), [88] against Japan (4–0), [89] against Turkey (0–4), [90] and against Austria (1–2). [91] Dunga continued Brazil's winning streak in 2015 by defeating France 3–1 in another friendly. They followed this with wins against Chile (1–0), Mexico (2–0) and Honduras (1–0).

2015 Copa América

Brazil started the tournament with a victory against Peru after coming from behind by 2–1 (with Douglas Costa scoring in the dying moments), [92] followed by a 1–0 defeat against Colombia [93] and a 2–1 victory against Venezuela. [94] In the knockout stage, Brazil faced Paraguay and was eliminated after drawing 1–1 in normal time and losing 4–3 in the penalty shootout. [95] As such, Brazil was unable to qualify for a FIFA Confederations Cup (in this case, the 2017 edition) for the first time in almost 20 years. [96]

Copa América Centenario

Brazil began the 2016 Copa América Centenario with a scoreless draw against Ecuador, with the Ecuadorians having a goal wrongly disallowed in the second half. [97] This was followed by an emphatic 7–1 victory over Haiti, with Philippe Coutinho scoring a hat-trick. [98] Needing only a draw to progress to the knockout stage of the tournament, Brazil suffered a controversial 1–0 loss to Peru, with Raúl Ruidíaz scoring in the 75th minute by guiding the ball into the net with his arm. [99] This loss, Brazil's first loss to Peru since 1985, [100] saw Brazil eliminated from the tournament in the group stage for the first time since 1987. [101] [102] [103]

Tite era (2016–)

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Brazil team photograph prior to their group game against Costa Rica at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia
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Brazil supporters at the 2018 World Cup

On 14 June 2016, Dunga was sacked as manager of Brazil. [104] Tite, who had managed Corinthians, the 2015 Brazilian champions and 2012 Club World Cup champions, was confirmed as his replacement six days later. [105] Tite's debut was marked with a 3–0 away victory against Ecuador on 2 September, [106] followed by a 2–1 win over Colombia, a 5–0 win against Bolivia and a 0–2 victory away against Venezuela, bringing Brazil to the top of the World Cup Qualifiers leaderboard for the first time since 2011. [107] Brazil then defeated Paraguay 3–0 to become the first team, other than the hosts Russia, to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. [108]

Brazil started their 2018 World Cup campaign with a draw against Switzerland – Brazil's goal coming from a 25-yard bending strike from Philippe Coutinho – their first non-win in an opener since 1978. [109] In the following match against Costa Rica on 22 June, goals from Coutinho and Neymar in stoppage time saw Brazil win 2–0. [110] They won their final group game 2–0 over Serbia with goals from Paulinho and Thiago Silva, meaning qualification for the last 16 as group winners. [111] On 2 July, goals from Neymar and Roberto Firmino saw Brazil 2–0 win over Mexico to advance to the quarter-finals. [112] On 6 July, Brazil were eliminated from the 2018 World Cup by Belgium in the quarter-finals, losing 2–1, with Fernandinho scoring an own goal for Belgium while Renato Augusto scored the only goal for Brazil. [113] [114] [115]

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Brazil’s 2019 Copa América winning goalkeeper Alisson with the Golden Glove Award

In spite of World Cup failure, the CBF continued to trust Tite and allowed him to continue his job as coach of Brazil for the 2019 Copa América held at home. However, Brazilian perpetration for the tournament at home was hampered by the injury of Neymar in the friendly match where Brazil thrashed 2019 AFC Asian Cup champions Qatar 2–0. [116] Despite this loss, Tite managed Brazil to the first ever international conquest and Brazil's first ever great international honor since 2007. The Brazilians overcame Bolivia despite of negative reaction from home fans after a goalless first half [117] and Peru in a celebrating 5–0 demolition. [118] Between these matches, Brazil drew Venezuela in a disappointing 0–0 draw with three goals ruled out by VAR. [119] Brazil met Paraguay in the quarter-finals and overcame Paraguay 4–3 in penalty shootout after another disappointing goalless draw. [120] In the famed semi-finals clash against neighboring rival and fellow powerhouse Argentina of Lionel Messi, Brazil put up its best performance to date, beating the Argentines 2–0 to march to the final facing the Peruvians for the second times. [121] In the final, Brazil managed to beat the Peruvians once again 3–1 to conquer the ninth Copa América title. [122] The win of Brazil, however, was criticized by Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni, who accused CONMEBOL for VAR match-fixing and that Brazil was "designed" to win the tournament, [123] an accusation Tite rejected.

Nicknames

The Brazil national team is known by different names in various parts of the world. Nicknames for the squad in Brazil include: Canarinha, meaning 'Little Canary', a reference to a species of bird commonly found in Brazil that has a vivid yellow color; this phrase was popularized by the late cartoonist Fernando "Mangabeira" Pieruccetti during the 1950 World Cup. [124] Amarelinha (Little Yellow One), Seleção (The National Squad), Verde-amarelo (Green and Yellow), Pentacampeão (Five-time Champions), [125] and Esquadrão de Ouro (The Golden Squad). Some Latin American commentators often refer to the Brazil team as El Scratch (The Scratch), among others. [126]

Team image

Brazil's first team colors were white with blue collars, but following the defeat at Maracanã in the 1950 World Cup, the colors were criticised for lacking patriotism. With permission from the Brazilian Sports Confederation, the newspaper Correio da Manhã held a competition to design a new kit incorporating the four colors of the Brazilian flag. [127] The winning design was a yellow jersey with green trim and blue shorts with the white trim drawn by Aldyr Garcia Schlee, a nineteen-year-old from Pelotas. [128] The new colors were first used in March 1954 in a match against Chile, and have been used ever since. Topper were the manufacturers of Brazil's kit up to and including the match against Wales on 11 September 1991; Umbro took over before the next match, versus Yugoslavia in October 1991. [129] Nike began making Brazil kits in time for the 1998 World Cup. [130]

The use of blue as the second kit color dates from the 1930s, but it became the permanent second choice accidentally in the 1958 World Cup Final. Brazil's opponents were Sweden, who also wear yellow, and a draw gave the home team, Sweden, the right to play in yellow. Brazil, who travelled with no second kit, hurriedly purchased a set of blue shirts and sewed on them the badges taken from their yellow shirts. [131]

Kit sponsorship

Kit lierPeriod
Flag of Brazil.svg Athleta1954–1977 [132]
Flag of Germany.svg Adidas 1977–1981
Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of Argentina.svg Topper 1981–1991
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Umbro 1991–1996
Flag of the United States.svg Nike 1997–present

Kit deals

Kit supplierPeriodContract
announcement
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duration
ValueNotes
Flag of the United States.svg Nike 1997–present
50 million dollars per annum
2008–2018 30.7 million per year [133]

Venues

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Granja Comary complex is the training camp of the national team.

Brazil does not have a home national stadium like many other national teams, and rotates their home World Cup qualifying matches in various venues throughout the country, such as the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Since September 2006, Brazil has played many international friendlies at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium in London, England. Brazil also plays a number of international friendlies in the United States and other parts of the world as part of the Brasil Global Tour.

Brazil's training camp is the Granja Comary in Teresópolis, located 90 km (56 mi) from Rio de Janeiro. [134] Granja Comary was opened in 1987, [135] and underwent significant renovations in 2013 and 2014.

Competitive record

FIFA World Cup

Brazil has qualified for every FIFA World Cup they entered, never requiring a qualifying play-off. With five titles, they have won the tournament on more occasions than any other national team.

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
YearRoundPositionPldWDLGFGAPldWDLGFGA
Flag of Uruguay.svg 1930 Group stage6th210152Qualified as invitees
Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg 1934 Round of 1614th100113Qualified automatically
Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg 1938 Third place3rd53111411Qualified automatically
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg 1950 Runners-up 2nd6411226Qualified as hosts
Flag of Switzerland.svg 1954 Quarter-finals5th311185440081
Flag of Sweden.svg 1958 Champions 1st6510164211021
Flag of Chile.svg 1962 Champions 1st6510145Qualified as defending champions
Flag of England.svg 1966 Group stage11th310246Qualified as defending champions
Flag of Mexico.svg 1970 Champions 1st66001976600232
Flag of Germany.svg 1974 Fourth place4th732264Qualified as defending champions
Flag of Argentina.svg 1978 Third place3rd74301036420171
Flag of Spain.svg 1982 Second round5th54011564400112
Flag of Mexico.svg 1986 Quarter-finals5th5410101422062
Flag of Italy.svg 1990 Round of 169th4301424310131
Flag of the United States.svg 1994 Champions 1st75201138521204
Flag of France.svg 1998 Runners-up 2nd74121410Qualified as defending champions
Flag of South Korea.svg Flag of Japan.svg 2002 Champions 1st7700184189363117
Flag of Germany.svg 2006 Quarter-finals5th5401102189723517
Flag of South Africa.svg 2010 Quarter-finals6th531194189723311
Flag of Brazil.svg 2014 Fourth place4th73221114Qualified as hosts
Flag of Russia.svg 2018 Quarter-finals6th5311831812514111
Flag of Qatar.svg 2022 To be determinedTo be determined
Total5 Titles21/2110973181822910511068301224070

Copa América

South American Championship / Copa América record
YearRoundPositionPldWDLGFGA
Flag of Argentina.svg 1916 Third place3rd302134
Flag of Uruguay.svg 1917 Third place3rd310278
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg 1919 Champions1st4310123
Flag of Chile.svg 1920 Third place3rd310218
Flag of Argentina.svg 1921 Runners-up2nd310243
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg 1922 Champions1st523072
Flag of Uruguay.svg 1923 Fourth place4th300325
Flag of Uruguay.svg 1924 Withdrew
Flag of Argentina.svg 1925 Runners-up2nd4211119
Flag of Chile.svg 1926 Withdrew
Flag of Peru (1825-1950).svg 1927
Flag of Argentina.svg 1929
Flag of Peru (1825-1950).svg 1935
Flag of Argentina.svg 1937 Runners-up2nd64021711
Flag of Peru (1825-1950).svg 1939 Withdrew
Flag of Chile.svg 1941
Flag of Uruguay.svg 1942 Third place3rd6312157
Flag of Chile.svg 1945 Runners-up2nd6501195
Flag of Argentina.svg 1946 Runners-up2nd5311137
Flag of Ecuador.svg 1947 Withdrew
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg 1949 Champions1st8701467
Flag of Peru.svg 1953 Runners-up2nd7403179
Flag of Chile.svg 1955 Withdrew
Flag of Uruguay.svg 1956 Fourth place4th522145
Flag of Peru.svg 1957 Runners-up2nd6402239
Flag of Argentina.svg 1959 Runners-up2nd6420177
Flag of Ecuador.svg 1959 Third place3rd4202710
Flag of Bolivia.svg 1963 Fourth place4th62131213
Flag of Uruguay.svg 1967 Withdrew
Flag of UNASUR.svg 1975 Third place3rd6501164
Flag of UNASUR.svg 1979 Third place3rd62 2210 9
Flag of UNASUR.svg 1983 Runners-up 2nd 8 2 4 2 85
Flag of Argentina.svg 1987 Group stage5th210154
Flag of Brazil.svg 1989 Champions1st7520111
Flag of Chile.svg 1991 Runners-up 2nd 7 4 12 12 8
Flag of Ecuador.svg 1993 Quarter-finals5th412164
Flag of Uruguay.svg 1995 Runners-up 2nd6 4 2010 3
Flag of Bolivia.svg 1997 Champions 1st6600223
Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg 1999 Champions 1st6600172
Flag of Colombia.svg 2001 Quarter-finals6th420254
Flag of Peru.svg 2004 Champions 1st6321136
Flag of Venezuela.svg 2007 Champions 1st6411155
Flag of Argentina.svg 2011 Quarter-finals8th413064
Flag of Chile.svg 2015 Quarter-finals5th421154
Flag of the United States.svg 2016 Group stage9th311172
Flag of Brazil.svg 2019 Champions 1st6420131
Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Colombia.svg 2021 Qualified
Flag of Ecuador.svg 2024 Qualified
Total9 Titles36/461841033744418201

FIFA Confederations Cup

FIFA Confederations Cup record
YearRoundPositionPldWDLGFGASquad
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 1992 Did not qualify
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 1995
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 1997 Champions 1st5410142 Squad
Flag of Mexico.svg 1999 Runners-up 2nd5401186 Squad
Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg Flag of Japan.svg 2001 Fourth place4th512233 Squad
Flag of France.svg 2003 Group stage5th311133 Squad
Flag of Germany.svg 2005 Champions 1st5311126 Squad
Flag of South Africa.svg 2009 Champions 1st5500145 Squad
Flag of Brazil.svg 2013 Champions 1st5500143 Squad
Flag of Russia.svg 2017 Did not qualify
Total4 titles7/103323557828

Olympic Games

Olympic Games record
YearRoundPositionGPWDLGFGA
Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg 1900 Did not participate
Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg 1904
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 1908
Flag of Sweden.svg 1912
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg 1920
Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg 1924 Did not qualify
Flag of the Netherlands.svg 1928 Did not participate
Flag of Germany (1935-1945).svg 1936
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 1948
Flag of Finland.svg 1952 Quarter-finals6th320196
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 1956 Did not qualify
Flag of Italy.svg 1960 Round 16th3201106
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg 1964 Round 19th311152
Flag of Mexico.svg 1968 Round 111th302145
Flag of Germany.svg 1972 Round 112th301246
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 1976 Fourth place4th521266
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg 1980 Did not qualify
Flag of the United States.svg 1984 Silver medal2nd641195
Flag of Korea (1899).svg 1988 Silver medal2nd6411124
Since 1992 See Brazil national under-23 football team
Total2 Silver medals8/1932157105940

Pan American Games

Pan American Games record
YearRoundPositionGPWDLGFGA
Flag of Argentina.svg 1951 Did not participate
Flag of Mexico.svg 1955
Flag of the United States.svg 1959 Silver medal2nd64112711
Flag of Brazil.svg 1963 Gold medal1st4310183
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 1967 Did not participate
Flag of Colombia.svg 1971
Flag of Mexico.svg 1975 Gold medal1st6510332
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg 1979 Gold medal1st5500141
Flag of Venezuela.svg 1983 Silver medal2nd320131
Flag of the United States.svg 1987 Gold medal1st5410102
Flag of Cuba.svg 1991 Did not participate
Flag of Argentina.svg 1995 Quarter-finals5th422052
Since 1999 See Brazil national under-23 football team
Total4 Gold medals7/1833256211022

All-time head-to-head record

Below is a result summary of all matches Brazil have played against FIFA recognized teams. [136] Updated on 19 November 2019.

  Positive Record  Neutral Record  Negative Record

  1. East Germany won the Olympics in 1976, but the current Germany national team hasn't inherited their Olympic record.
  2. Includes matches against Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany [137]
  3. Includes matches against Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia [138]
  4. Includes matches against Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia [139]
  5. Includes matches against Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union [140]
  6. Includes matches against Flag of Zaire.svg  Zaire [143]

Results and fixtures

  Win  Draw  Loss

2019

6 September Brasil Global Tour Brazil  Flag of Brazil.svg2–2Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Miami Gardens, United States
21:30 EDT (UTC–4) Casemiro Soccerball shade.svg 19'
Neymar Soccerball shade.svg 58'
Report Muriel Soccerball shade.svg 25' (pen.), 34'Stadium: Hard Rock Stadium
Attendance: 65,232
Referee: Ismail Elfath (United States)
10 September Brasil Global Tour Brazil  Flag of Brazil.svg0–1Flag of Peru (state).svg  Peru Los Angeles, United States
20:00 PST (UTC−8) Report Abram Soccerball shade.svg 85'Stadium: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Attendance: 32,287
Referee: Jair Marrufo (United States)
10 October Brasil Global Tour Brazil  Flag of Brazil.svg1–1Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal Kallang, Singapore
20:00 SST (UTC+8) Firmino Soccerball shade.svg 9' Report Diédhiou Soccerball shade.svg 45+1' (pen.)Stadium: Singapore National Stadium
Attendance: 20,621
Referee: Muhammad Taqi (Singapore)
13 October Brasil Global Tour Brazil  Flag of Brazil.svg1–1Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Kallang, Singapore
20:00 SST (UTC+8) Casemiro Soccerball shade.svg 48' Report Aribo Soccerball shade.svg 35'Stadium: Singapore National Stadium
Attendance: 20,385
Referee: Jansen Foo (Singapore)
15 November 2019 Superclásico de las Américas Brazil  Flag of Brazil.svg0–1Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
20:00 (UTC+3) Report Messi Soccerball shade.svg 13'Stadium: King Saud University Stadium
Attendance: 22,541
Referee: Matthew Conger (New Zealand)
19 November Brasil Global Tour Brazil  Flag of Brazil.svg3–0Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
17:30 GST (UTC+4) Paquetá Soccerball shade.svg 9'
Coutinho Soccerball shade.svg 36'
Danilo Soccerball shade.svg 60'
Report Stadium: Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Ammar Al-Jeneibi (United Arab Emirates)

2020

31 March 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Peru  Flag of Peru (state).svgPostponedFlag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Lima, Peru
Report Stadium: Estadio Nacional
8 September Kirin Challenge Cup 2020 Japan  Flag of Japan.svgvFlag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Tokyo, Japan
Stadium: Japan National Stadium

2021

Players

Current squad

The following 24 players were called up on 6 March 2020 for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification matches against Bolivia and Peru. The call-ups were withdrawn after the matches were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [144]
Caps and goals correct as of: 19 November 2019, after the match against South Korea.

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1 GK Ederson (1993-08-17) 17 August 1993 (age 26)90 Flag of England.svg Manchester City
1 GK Weverton (1987-12-13) 13 December 1987 (age 32)20 Flag of Brazil.svg Palmeiras
1 GK Ivan (1997-02-07) 7 February 1997 (age 23)00 Flag of Brazil.svg Ponte Preta

2 DF Dani Alves (captain) (1983-05-06) 6 May 1983 (age 37)1188 Flag of Brazil.svg São Paulo
2 DF Thiago Silva (1984-09-22) 22 September 1984 (age 35)897 Unattached
2 DF Marquinhos (1994-05-14) 14 May 1994 (age 26)471 Flag of France.svg Paris Saint-Germain
2 DF Danilo (1991-07-15) 15 July 1991 (age 29)251 Flag of Italy.svg Juventus
2 DF Alex Sandro (1991-01-26) 26 January 1991 (age 29)231 Flag of Italy.svg Juventus
2 DF Éder Militão (1998-01-18) 18 January 1998 (age 22)80 Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid
2 DF Renan Lodi (1998-04-08) 8 April 1998 (age 22)40 Flag of Spain.svg Atlético Madrid
2 DF Felipe (1989-05-16) 16 May 1989 (age 31)10 Flag of Spain.svg Atlético Madrid

3 MF Philippe Coutinho (1992-06-12) 12 June 1992 (age 28)6117 Flag of Germany.svg Bayern Munich
3 MF Casemiro (1992-02-23) 23 February 1992 (age 28)463 Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid
3 MF Arthur (1996-08-12) 12 August 1996 (age 23)200 Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona
3 MF Fabinho (1993-10-23) 23 October 1993 (age 26)120 Flag of England.svg Liverpool
3 MF Éverton Ribeiro (1989-04-10) 10 April 1989 (age 31)60 Flag of Brazil.svg Flamengo
3 MF Bruno Guimarães (1997-11-16) 16 November 1997 (age 22)00 Flag of France.svg Lyon

4 FW Neymar (1992-02-05) 5 February 1992 (age 28)10161 Flag of France.svg Paris Saint-Germain
4 FW Roberto Firmino (1991-10-02) 2 October 1991 (age 28)4413 Flag of England.svg Liverpool
4 FW Gabriel Jesus (1997-04-03) 3 April 1997 (age 23)3918 Flag of England.svg Manchester City
4 FW Richarlison (1997-05-10) 10 May 1997 (age 23)196 Flag of England.svg Everton
4 FW Everton (1996-03-22) 22 March 1996 (age 24)143 Flag of Brazil.svg Grêmio
4 FW Gabriel Barbosa (1996-08-30) 30 August 1996 (age 23)52 Flag of Brazil.svg Flamengo
4 FW Bruno Henrique (1990-12-30) 30 December 1990 (age 29)20 Flag of Brazil.svg Flamengo

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up to the Brazil squad in the last 12 months.

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Alisson (1992-10-02) 2 October 1992 (age 27)440 Flag of England.svg Liverpool v. Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea , 19 November 2019
GK Daniel Fuzato (1997-07-04) 4 July 1997 (age 23)00 Flag of Italy.svg Roma v. Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea , 19 November 2019
GK Santos (1990-03-17) 17 March 1990 (age 30)00 Flag of Brazil.svg Athletico Paranaense v. Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea , 19 November 2019

DF Emerson (1999-01-14) 14 January 1999 (age 21)10 Flag of Spain.svg Betis v. Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea , 19 November 2019
DF Rodrigo Caio (1993-08-17) 17 August 1993 (age 26)40 Flag of Brazil.svg Flamengo v. Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria , 13 October 2019
DF Marcinho (1996-05-16) 16 May 1996 (age 24)00 Flag of Brazil.svg Botafogo v. Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria , 13 October 2019
DF Fagner (1989-06-11) 11 June 1989 (age 31)100 Flag of Brazil.svg Corinthians v. Flag of Peru (state).svg  Peru , 10 September 2019
DF Jorge (1996-03-28) 28 March 1996 (age 24)10 Flag of Monaco.svg Monaco v. Flag of Peru (state).svg  Peru , 10 September 2019
DF Samir (1994-12-05) 5 December 1994 (age 25)00 Flag of Italy.svg Udinese v. Flag of Peru (state).svg  Peru , 10 September 2019

MF Willian (1988-08-09) 9 August 1988 (age 32)709 Flag of England.svg Chelsea v. Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea , 19 November 2019
MF Lucas Paquetá (1997-08-27) 27 August 1997 (age 22)112 Flag of Italy.svg Milan v. Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea , 19 November 2019
MF Douglas Luiz (1998-05-09) 9 May 1998 (age 22)10 Flag of England.svg Aston Villa v. Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea , 19 November 2019
MF Matheus Henrique (1997-12-19) 19 December 1997 (age 22)10 Flag of Brazil.svg Grêmio v. Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria , 13 October 2019
MF Allan (1991-01-08) 8 January 1991 (age 29)90 Flag of Italy.svg Napoli v. Flag of Peru (state).svg  Peru , 10 September 2019

FW Rodrygo (2001-01-09) 9 January 2001 (age 19)20 Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid v. Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea , 19 November 2019
FW Wesley (1996-11-26) 26 November 1996 (age 23)10 Flag of England.svg Aston Villa v. Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea , 19 November 2019
FW David Neres (1997-03-03) 3 March 1997 (age 23)71 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ajax v. Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina , 15 November 2019 INJ
FW Vinícius Júnior (2000-07-12) 12 July 2000 (age 20)10 Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid v. Flag of Peru (state).svg  Peru , 10 September 2019

  • PRE Preliminary squad / standby
  • INJ Injury

Previous squads

Coaching staff

PositionName
Head coach Flag of Brazil.svg Tite
Assistant coach Flag of Brazil.svg Cléber Xavier
Assistant coach Flag of Brazil.svg Matheus Bacchi
Goalkeeping coach Flag of Brazil.svg Cláudio Taffarel
Fitness coach Flag of Brazil.svg Fábio Mahseredjian
General coordinator Flag of Brazil.svg Juninho Paulista

Records

Most caps

As of 13 October 2019
Players in bold are still active, at least at club level.
Cafu is the all-time most capped player for Brazil, with 142 caps Cafu brazil.jpg
Cafu is the all-time most capped player for Brazil, with 142 caps
#NameCapsGoalsFirst capLatest cap
1 Cafu 142412 September 19901 July 2006
2 Roberto Carlos 1251126 February 19921 July 2006
3 Dani Alves 118810 October 200613 October 2019
4 Lúcio 105415 November 20005 September 2011
5 Neymar 1016110 August 201013 October 2019
Cláudio Taffarel 10107 July 198812 July 1998
7 Robinho 1002813 July 200325 January 2017
8 Djalma Santos 98310 April 19529 June 1968
Ronaldo 986223 March 19947 June 2011
10 Ronaldinho 973326 June 199924 April 2013

Top goalscorers

As of 13 October 2019 [5]
Players in bold are still active, at least at club level.
Pele is the all-time top scorer for Brazil with 77 goals Pele 10.PNG
Pelé is the all-time top scorer for Brazil with 77 goals
#NameGoalsCapsAverageFirst capLatest capPosition
1 Pelé (list)77920.847 July 195718 July 1971FW
2 Ronaldo (list)62980.6323 March 19947 June 2011FW
3 Neymar (list)611010.610 August 201013 October 2019FW
4 Romário (list)55700.7923 May 198727 April 2005FW
5 Zico (list)48710.6825 February 197621 June 1986MF
6 Bebeto (list)39750.5228 April 198512 July 1998FW
7 Rivaldo (list)35740.4716 December 199319 November 2003MF
8 Jairzinho (list)33810.417 June 19643 March 1982FW
Ronaldinho (list)33970.3426 June 199924 April 2013MF
10 Ademir 32390.8221 January 194515 March 1953FW
Tostão (list)32540.5915 May 19669 July 1972FW

Youngest goalscorer

Honours

Senior team

Brazil vs Honduras, men's football tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics Brazil vs Honduras, men's football tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2).jpg
Brazil vs Honduras, men's football tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Official titles

Other awards

  • Winners: 1982, 2002

Friendlies

Olympic and Pan American Team

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