20 Greatest Brazilian Players Of All Time
The Golden Squad's most important ever sons.
DUSAN VRANIC/AP/Press Association ImagesWith a World Cup record that is the envy of literally every country on the planet, the only country to compete at every World Cup finals and virtually always amongst the tournament favourites, Brazil are indisputably the greatest international football team of them all. Even their unmatched 5 World Cup wins could easily have been more with the Brazilians the best team in both 1950 and 1998 right up until the final. The former gave the country their greatest footballing disappointment as they failed to win in front of a home crowd of over 200,000 in Rio's legendary Maracana stadium. Now the World Cup has returned to Brazil and the hosts have started like they mean to banish the ghosts of 1950 for good. But how do Neymar, Oscar and company shape up against the samba stars of yesteryear? Let's take a look at the greatest Brazilian football talents of 84 years of World Cup competition.