Edmundo Alves de Souza Neto (born April 2, 1971 in Niterói), better known simply as Edmundo, is a Brazilian football player. Edmundo played for Brazil at the 1998 World Cup. For Palmeiras, he won the Campeonato Brasileiro in the beginning of the Nineties. For Vasco da Gama he won 1997's Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, scoring 29 goals. In that same year, Vasco da Gama scored 69 goals. Edmundo also scored 6 goals in the same game in 1997, against a club from São Paulo, União São João.
Carlos Alberto Torres (born July 17, 1944, Rio de Janeiro) is a former Brazilian footballer, one of the most highly regarded defenders of all time. He captained Brazil to victory in the 1970 World Cup and is a member of the World Team of the 20th Century, as well as the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame. Carlos Alberto was named by Pelé as one of the top 125 greatest living footballers in March 2004.
Romário de Souza Faria (born January 29, 1966 in Rio de Janeiro), better known simply as Romário, is a Brazilian football striker currently playing in América Football Club. He helped the Brazil national team win the 1994 FIFA World Cup and is one of the most prolific strikers in the world. He was selected the FIFA World Player of the Year and won the World Cup Golden Ball in 1994 and named as one of the Top 125 greatest living footballers as part of FIFA's 100th anniversary celebration.
Arthur Antunes Coimbra (born 3 March 1953 in Rio de Janeiro), better known as Zico, is a Brazilian coach and former footballer. Often called the "White Pelé", he is commonly considered one of the most skilled dribblers and finishers ever and possibly the world's best player of the early 80's. He was also known as one of history's greatest free kick specialists, able to bend the ball with pace and accuracy as well as having an extremely powerful shot.
Manuel Francisco dos Santos (October 28, 1933 – January 20, 1983), known by the nickname "Garrincha", was a Brazilian football right winger and forward who helped the Brazil national team win the World Cups of 1958 and 1962. He played the majority of his professional career for Brazilian club Botafogo. The word garrincha itself means wren. Garrincha was also known as Mané (short for Manuel) by his friends, a name which in Brazil also means "fool" or "half wit".
Carlos Alberto Gamarra Pavón is a former football player. He captained the Paraguay national team at international level, playing at Centre back, and is the most capped player in Paraguayan football history, having made 110 international appearances and scoring 12 goals. Gamarra is known for his leadership, heading and outstanding tackling skills, making him one of the most respected defenders in South America.
Arthur Friedenreich (July 18, 1892 in São Paulo – September 6, 1969) was a Brazilian football player. Nicknamed The Tiger, he was the first famous Afro-Brazilian player in the previously white world of Brazilian football, and was arguably the sport's first black superstar.
Leônidas da Silva (September 6, 1913 – January 24, 2004) was a Brazilian football player and commentator. He played for Brazil in two World Cups. He was the top scorer of the 1938 World Cup. He was known as the "Black Diamond", and as the "Rubber Man" – due to his elasticity. He was one of the pioneers of the bicycle kick.
Leonardo Nascimento de Araújo, known simply as Leonardo, is a retired football midfielder, who played for Brazil, and current manager of Italian side A.C. Milan. He played in the 1994 FIFA World Cup winning side, as well as the runners up side in the 1998.
Adriano Leite Ribeiro (born February 17, 1982 in Rio de Janeiro), commonly known as simply Adriano, is a Brazilian football striker who is currently on the books for Brazilian club Flamengo and is also a member of the Brazilian national team.
José Kléberson Pereira (born 19 June 1979 in Uraí), commonly known as José Kléberson or simply Kléberson, is a Brazilian football midfielder who plays for Brazilian club Flamengo and the Brazilian national football team.
Alfonso Darío Pereyra Bueno (born 19 October 1956) is a Uruguayan former football (soccer) player. Having played for Club Nacional de Football in his home country, he reached stardom playing for São Paulo FC in the Brazilian city of São Paulo He is still remembered and revered as one of the best center backs in the history of Brazilian Championship Football.
Júlio César Soares de Espíndola (born 3 September 1979), commonly known as Júlio César, is a Brazilian footballer, who plays goalkeeper for Italian Serie A team Internazionale. Since moving to Italy he has built his reputation and is currently widely regarded as one of the finest goalkeepers in the world. In 2009 IFFHS named him as the third best goalkeeper in the world behind only Iker Casillas and Gianluigi Buffon.
Vanderlei Luxemburgo da Silva, better known as Vanderlei Luxemburgo, is a Brazilian football manager and former football player. He holds the distinction of being the most successful manager in the history of Brazil's Série A, with 5 wins. He currently signed a contract to manage Atlético Mineiro in the Série A.
Thomaz Soares da Silva, also known as Zizinho, (born October 14, 1921 – died February 8, 2002) was a Brazilian football player, who played as an attacking midfielder) or winger for Brazil's national team. He came to international prominence at the 1950 World Cup, where scored two goals. He was renowned for his incredible array of skills such as dribbling,passing,shooting with both feet as well as dead ball ability and extra-ordinary vision.
Denílson de Oliveira Araújo (born 24 August 1977 in Diadema), commonly known as Denílson, is a Brazilian footballer, who is currently at AO Kavala. Denílson began his career at São Paulo FC, before becoming the world's most expensive footballer when he moved to Real Betis for £30. million in 1998. After being sold by Betis in 2005, he has played for numerous clubs worldwide. He has been capped 61 times for the Brazilian national team, scoring nine goals.
Sérgio Cláudio dos Santos (Serginho for short; born June 27, 1971 in Nilópolis) is a former Brazilian former footballer, who last played as a left winger and left back for A.C. Milan. His nickname is Il Concorde, due to his quick and tireless pace on the pitch.
Aldair, full name Aldair Nascimento dos Santos (born November 30, 1965 in Ilhéus) is a Brazilian football defender. He was part of the Brazilian national team that won the 1994 FIFA World Cup. He spent the most part of his career in Italian club AS Roma, that retired his #6 jersey number when he left the team in 2003.
Raimundo Bibiani "Mumo" Orsi (December 2, 1901 - April 6, 1986) was a footballer, born in Argentina, who won the 1934 FIFA World Cup with Italy and the silver medal at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Rodrigo Gral (グラウ, born 21 February 1977 in Chapecó) is a Brazilian professional footballer who currently plays for the Brazilian team Bahia. has recently played for Al-Sadd Sports Club in Qatar as a forward. Because of his lack of size (176 cm and 70 kg), Rodrigo relies more on his speed and guile in the box to score goals. Gral has played in Japan and made his J.