Can You Name These Brazilian Football Players from an Image?

Jacqueline Samaroo

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It's a goalfest! Get ready to spend some time with the biggest names ever in Brazilian soccer!

Brazil and soccer go together so naturally that's it's very difficult to imagine the development of the game without the input of the legendary players this country has produced. Having won the FIFA World Cup five times and being the only country to boast winning on four different continents, Brazil certainly has plenty to be proud of.

Also proof of this country's soccer legacy, is the fact that it is the only team to have played in every single FIFA World Cup since the tournament's inception. Things haven't always been rosy for the Brazil national team, but its dominance from 1958 to 1970 and again from 1994 to 2002 is something every other team surely envies.  Can you recall the names of the soccer greats, past and present, who have lifted Brazil to international stardom? Here's your chance to prove you know all of Brazil's soccer stars - take the quiz!

With nicknames like "The Phenomenon," "Steel Chest" and "Golden Left Foot," Brazilian soccer legends have kicked and headed their way into fans' hearts and soccer history. We know those names ring a bell for soccer fans, but how about "The Hurricane" or "The Eighth King of Rome" - those two should stand out for every Brazil fan, as well! We have them all and quite a few more in here, so get clicking on the quiz to find them out!

Come make the Selecao proud! Show there's more to your fan worship of Brazilian soccer than meets the eye - start the quiz, now!

Which Brazilian soccer legend is this?

Pelé debuted for Brazilian club Santos at age 15 and became a member of the Brazil national team at age 16. He played in his first FIFA World Cup in 1958 at the age of 17, helping Brazil to its very first hold on the title. Pelé’s numerous achievements include being Brazil’s all-time leading goal scorer.

Who is this famous Brazilian soccer player?

By the time Ronaldo turned 23, he had already amassed over 200 goals as a senior player. Upon his retirement from the game, he was Brazil’s second highest goal scorer with 62 goals (first place is held by Pelé with 77). Ronaldo’s outstanding skills with the ball earned him the nickname “O Fenômeno” which means “The Phenomenon.”

Do you know who this Brazilian soccer star is?

Garrincha had his FIFA World Cup debut in 1958. He is noted for the two crosses he made in the final which Vavá converted into goals, helping along Brazil’s title-winning score of 5 – 2 against Sweden. Garrincha has been honored in Brazil with Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, a stadium in the capital city of Brasília named after him.

Can you identify this Brazilian soccer player?

This defensive midfielder has played with Real Madrid since 2013 and the Brazil national team since 2011. Before joining the senior team, Casemiro was a member of the Brazil U-20 team and 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup team.

Which star of Brazilian soccer is this?

Antônio de Oliveira Filho (a.k.a. Careca) played with the Brazil national team from 1982 to 1993. He made 64 appearances with the team and scored a total of 30 goals. Careca played with seven different teams during his club career but made the most appearances (164) with Italian club Napoli.

Which Brazilian soccer star is shown here?

Right back and defensive midfielder plays for AS Monaco in the French Ligue 1. He played with AS Monaco on loan from the Portuguese club Rio Ave for two seasons before a permanent transfer to AS Monaco was made in 2015. Fabinho is also a member of the Brazil national team since 2015.

This image shows which famous Brazilian soccer player?

Gabriel Jesus joined English Premier League club Manchester City in January, 2017. He has a number of goals and assists to his credit in helping Manchester City take both the Premier League and EFL Cup titles in 2018. Gabriel Jesus joined the Brazil national team in 2016.

Can you identify the Brazilian soccer star in this photo?

Didi is regarded by many to be the best midfielder the sport of soccer has ever produced. He played in three FIFA World Cups (1954, 1958 and 1962) with his midfield talents earning him the award for Player of the Tournament at the 1958 games. Didi is credited with inventing a particular style of swerving and dipping free kicks which was later made popular by other famous Brazilian players such as Ronaldiho and Juninho.

Can you tell which Brazilian soccer star this is?

Juninho’s legendary bending free kicks have earned him a place in soccer history as the best free kick taker the sport has ever seen. His 76 goals scored from free kick puts him ahead of famed English midfielder David Beckham. Juninho played with the Brazil national team from 1999 to 2006 before his retirement from the game in 2013.

Who is this Brazilian soccer star?

Ronaldinho’s ball-handling skills have made him a legend among his generation of soccer players and one of the greatest talents the game has ever seen. He played for Brazil in two FIFA World Cups (2002 and 2006) and spent much of his senior career with Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and Milan, scoring a combined total of 107 goals for those clubs.

Do you know who this Brazilian soccer player is?

This phenomenal attacking midfielder made the bulk of his senior career appearances for AC Milan, signing on for two stints with the club (2003 – 2009 and 2013 – 2014). He earned the Footballer of the Year title in the Italian Serie A league in 2004 and again in 2007. Also in 2007, Kaká was the lead goal scorer in the UEFA Champions League and was named the FIFA World Player of the Year.

Which well-known Brazilian soccer player is this an image of?

The Brazil national team and Premier League club Chelsea both benefit from the talents of this attacking midfielder. Willian played for Brazil in the 2014 FIFA World Cup and aided Chelsea’s top place finish in the Premier League and League Cup in the 2015 – 2015 season.

Can you name this legend of Brazilian soccer?

Zico, who was only five years old when Pelé debuted in the 1958 FIFA World Cup, went on to earn himself the nickname “White Pelé” thanks to his own football handling talents. Zico represented Brazil at the 1978, 1982 and 1986 FIFA World Cups and has moved on to a successful coaching career after retiring as a player.

Can you say which Brazilian soccer player this is?

The ability to prevent goals plays as big a role in any team’s victory as scoring them and when it comes to world-class defenders, none ranks any higher than Nilton Santos. He was a member of the Brazil national teams which walked away with both the 1958 and 1962 FIFA World Cup titles. At the club level, Santos was a one-club man, playing for Botafogo his entire senior career.

Who is the Brazilian soccer player shown here?

Philippe Coutinho or the Little Magician (as he’s became known to Liverpool fans) has been a rising star in soccer since his early days at Club Vasco da Gama in Brazil. His uncanny skills at dribbling, ball placement, passing and long-range strikes has earned him a place on the Brazil national team since 2010, when he was just 18 years old.

Who is this well-known Brazilian soccer player?

When Brazil won the 1970 FIFA World Cup, it was with some sterling contributions from defensive midfielder, Clodoaldo. Among these were his equalizing goal against Uruguay in the semi-final and his assist in the mesmerizing goal scored by Carlos Alberto Torres in the final against Italy.

Who is the Brazilian soccer star shown here?

Tostão is an attacking midfielder whose clinical style on the field makes it no surprise he chose to become a medical doctor upon his retirement from the game. His playmaking skills are legendary, especially on those many occasions when he and Pelé made a fearsome and famous offensive duo.

Can you identify which Brazilian soccer player this is?

Roberto Firmino has been a member of the Brazil national team since 2014 and is also currently a player for Premier League club Liverpool. As a rising star, Firmino spent three-and-a-half years with Club Hoffenheim in the German Bundesliga and was named Breakthrough Player for that league’s 2013 – 2014 season.

Which star of Brazilian soccer is shown in this image?

“Capita,” as he was fondly referred to by fans, was captain of the Brazil team which lifted the trophy at the 1970 FIFA World Cup. His skills as a defender normally get him placed at the top of any list of soccer’s all-time defensive players. Notwithstanding that, Torres’ goal at the 1970 tournament is hailed as one of the most outstanding goals in World Cup history.

Which of these Brazilian soccer players is this an image of?

This winger is presently on loan from German club Bayern Munich to Italian club Juventus. His speed, combined with his skills at dribbling and crossing, has placed him in the sights of many as one of the sport’s brightest current players. Costa has been playing with the Brazil national team since 2014 and has earned over 20 caps for his country since then.

Can you tell which Brazilian soccer star this is?

Gérson de Oliveira Nunes really loved getting his head in the game. Scholars of soccer view his ability to read the progress of a match and strategize as legendary. Gérson, who went by the nickname “Golden Left Foot,” is widely regarded as the mastermind behind Brazil’s victory at the 1970 FIFA World Cup.

What’s the name of this Brazilian soccer player?

The left-back/left-winger positions seem to have been tailor-made for Marcelo. Legends in the game, such as Brazil’s Roberto Carlos, Italy’s Paolo Maldini and Argentina’s Diego Maradona have all praised his skills in those positions and in the game in general. Marcelo currently plays for Real Madrid and has been on in the Brazil national team lineup since 2006.

Who is this Brazilian soccer legend?

A.S. Roma fans loved Falcão so much that they dubbed him “The Eighth King of Rome.” He is widely regarded as one of the best soccer players in Brazil’s history and was at one time the game’s highest paid player. Falcão earned 34 caps for his country and his gameplay alongside other greats such as Zico and Sócrates has become the stuff of legend.

Which of these Brazilian soccer players is shown here?

Only three players in the history of the FIFA World Cup hold the awesome distinction of scoring a goal in every single match they played in. Two of them are the Italian-Uruguayan Alcides Ghiggia and Hungarian György Sárosi. The third is Brazil’s Jairzinho “The Hurricane,” who put his proficiency as a striker on full display for his country’s national team in the 1966, 1970 and 1974 FIFA World Cups.

Who is the Brazilian soccer star in this photo?

Each of the four FIFA World Cups from 1954 to 1966 saw Djalma Santos among Brazil’s starting 11. Santos’ skills as a defender in the right-back position are said to be unequalled in soccer history. He made 98 appearances with the Brazil national team and earned over 400 caps (each) for Brazilian clubs Portuguesa and Palmeiras.

Do you know who this Brazilian soccer great is?

Alisson Ramses Becker got his start with Brazilian club Internacional but currently wears the number one jersey for Italian Serie A league club Roma. He joined the Brazil national team in 2015 and has made over 20 appearances with them, so far.

Which Brazilian soccer player’s picture is this?

Thiago Silva is a central defender who signed to French club Paris Saint-Germain in 2012 for a very hefty fee. His ball-handling talents were well worth it, however, as Silva has gone on to serve as captain for both Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team.

This photo shows which well-known Brazilian soccer player?

Júnior has made his mark as an attacking midfield member of Brazil’s national team, appearing in both the 1982 and 1986 FIFA World Cups. His talents with the soccer ball were evident in his display of technical skills with both feet, although he was naturally right-footed.

Which Brazilian soccer player’s image is this?

This center-back and defensive midfielder is a member of both English club Chelsea and the Brazil national team. He has, on occasion, worn the captain’s armband for Brazil, an honor which testifies to his confidence and level-headedness on the field.

Can you tell which Brazilian soccer great this is?

Although Roberto Carlos typically plays in the defensive left-back position, he is often praised for his offensive mindedness as he goes to work on the field. Carlos has been dubbed “El Hombre Bala” or “The Bullet Man,” thanks to the sensational bending free kicks he’s became known for. Recently retired from the game, Carlos was named on the FIFA 100 list compiled by soccer legend Pelé of the greatest living soccer players in the world.

Which well-known Brazilian soccer player is this a picture of?

Leônidas’ true worth as a player was not lost on fans who nicknamed this soccer great “The Black Diamond." His agility on the field, where he was most often deployed as a forward, also earned him the name “The Rubber Man.” Leônidas has the distinction of being the top goal scorer in the 1938 FIFA World Cup.

Who is the Brazilian soccer player shown in this picture?

Neymar had his professional debut at the age of 17 with the Brazilian club Santos. He then went on to join the Brazil national team in 2010 at age 18 and has earned over 80 caps for his country, so far. Neymar became the most expensive player in the game’s history when his 2017 transfer from Spain’s Barcelona to France’s Paris Saint-Germain was finalized for 222 euros.

Can you identify the Brazilian soccer legend in this photo?

Apart from being one of the greatest soccer players of all time, “Doctor Sócrates” as he became known to fans, was also a medical doctor. He earned his accreditation from a university in Brazil while he was still an active professional player. His headband, flowing hair and bushy beard made Sócrates one of the most easily recognizable players of his generation.

Which Brazilian soccer player’s photo is this?

Between 1990 and 2006, Cafu made a total of 142 appearances with the Brazil national team – the most of any player in the country’s history. His skills as a fullback have placed him on many lists of the greatest defenders and overall players in the sport.

Which famous Brazilian soccer player is photographed here?

Romário’s 55 goals from 70 appearances places him behind Pelé (77 goals) and Ronaldo (62 goals) as the third-highest goal scorer for the Brazil national team. He is considered to be one of the best strikers in soccer and one of the game’s greatest players. At the club level, Romário played for many teams, including Brazil’s Vasco da Gama with which he had four stints and later returned to as a team manager.

Can you name this Brazilian soccer star?

Lima’s abilities as a striker helped his team, Benfica, to win the Primeira Liga of Portugal in the 2012 – 2013 and 2013 – 2014 seasons. The club also came in as runner-ups in those two seasons in the UEFA Europa League.

Which well-known Brazilian soccer player is this?

Dani Alves presently represents both French club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team. His dependability as a defender has led to him being one of the most decorated players in that position in the history of soccer. He has also earned the honor of wearing the captain’s armband for the Brazil national team.

Who is the Brazilian soccer star in this image?

Soccer fans who enjoy seeing players fool the opposition with the classic “flip flap” move have Rivelino to thank for inventing it. Aside from his distractingly large mustache, this attacking midfielder was also well-known for the gracefulness in his bending free kicks, long-range shooting, long passing, dribbling and ball control.

Which famous Brazilian soccer player is this an image of?

Emerson Palmieri has gained international recognition for his defensive skill, primarily in the left-back position. It is no surprise then, that once he gained Italian citizenship in March of 2017, he was snapped up by Italy to be a part of its national team.

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