Top 5 Brazilian Footballers in the World Currently

Brazil is known as the home of great and talented footballers. Brazilian footballers have made their impact all across the world and they have consistently produced some stunning footballing talents year after year – the present generation is no different. The samba flavour is perhaps the most intriguing taste of football because it is the unadulterated love of the game that draws the Brazilians to the fields.

Brazilian teams were traditionally a benchmark for how football should be played. Sublime footballers like Socrates, Zico, Romario, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Rivaldo and Neymar are a testament to Brazil’s famous conveyor belt of talent. So, who are the best Brazilian footballers in the world right now?

Roberto Firmino – Liverpool and Brazil National team

Liverpool superstar Roberto Firmino has become the first Brazilian player ever to score 50 goals in the Premier League, the milestone was reached after his strike today.

There’s no doubting that Roberto Firmino is one of the best strikers in the Premier League now that the 27-year-old has become the first Brazilian to score 50 goals in England’s top-flight.

Philippe Coutinho – FC Bayern Munich and Brazil Nation team

Perhaps the best Brazilian midfielder in the world right now, Coutinho is finally at the level he wants to be right now. Coutinho started the season with Liverpool, scored 12 goals and had a further 8 assists for them and after transferring to Nou Camp, scored 10 goals and registered 6 assists for Barcelona. He finished the season with 22 goals and 14 assists.

Although ex-footballer Darren Anderton believes Coutinho has “not had a great time at Barcelona”, he’s still managed to achieve a lot during his time at Barca.

Marcelo Vieira – Real Madrid and Brazil National team

The Brazilian is, in many ways, an heir to the legendary Roberto Carlos and has a similar style of play. In fact, Marcelo had grown up idolizing Roberto Carlos and at Real, had the honour and privilege to play alongside his idol for a season. It was here that he learned to be like Carlos and eventually took his place a couple of seasons later.

He had 3 goals and 13 assists in the 2016/17 season and 4 goals and 11 assists in the 2014/15 season. The 15/16 season saw an uncharacteristic dip in goal scoring form, as he scored 2 goals and registered 4 assists, but in reality, goal scoring is just one of many strong qualities of Marcelo.

Casemiro – Real Madrid and Brazil National team

For Zinedine Zidane, Casemiro has been the backbone of the midfield and a fifth defender when needed. He is an enforcer of the highest quality and his presence benefits both his club Real Madrid and his country Brazil. He is hardworking, has extreme patience and is very determined on the pitch. He is also full of running all through the game, which means he covers a lot of ground and is almost everywhere on the pitch.

Fernandinho – Manchester City and Brazil national team

Pep Guardiola has collaborated with some of the finest players in football and when the Spaniard states that Fernandinho is one of the best holding midfielders he has worked with, you have to sit up and take notice. He is defensively sound, his tackles, ball recoveries and interceptions are integral to City’s style of play, but Fernandinho also has fantastic passing abilities, a wide range of ball skills and has a very good shot in him too. This makes him a vital cog in Pep’s system.

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