Brazil National Soccer Team

What Makes the Brazilian Soccer Team So Successful?

The Brazil national soccer team is the most famous and successful soccer team across the globe. The Brazil soccer team proudly represents their country under the management of the Brazilian Football Confederation.

The talent on this team is unmatched by anyone else in any league across the world.

Brazil's soccer team is known for their athletic ability, choreography of plays on the field, and perhaps most of all, and the flair with which their famous players execute each and every game.

Brazil Soccer History - Highlights

Brazil is the only soccer team to win 5 World Cup championships, with the hope of winning a sixth in 2014 when they host the FIFA World Cup games. Brazil also proudly holds three titles in the FIFA Confederations Cup.

They've been one of the teams to watch every since the 1960s. As of 2010, they are ranked 4th by the FIFA.

Brazil is regarded as the country of football. Soccer is so popular in Brazil that sometimes it's referred to as the second religion of the country. When people think of soccer, they automatically think of Brazil!

Notable Brazil Soccer Players

This is by no means a complete list of the talented players who have impacted the game of soccer while playing for Brazil, but they are some of the most recognized name in the sport.

  • Edson Arantes do Nascimento - known to the world as Pele

  • Ronaldo de Assis Moreira - Ronaldinho

  • Ronaldo Luis Nazario - Ronaldo

  • Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite - Kaka

  • Manuel Francisco dos Santos - Garrincha

  • Leonidas da Silva - Rubber Man

  • Marcos Evangelista de Moraes - Cafu

  • Roberto Carlos da Silva Rocha - Roberto Carlos

Current Developments for the Brazil National
Soccer Team

Brazil's famous soccer team has a new coach who hopes to coach them to victory in the 2014 FIFA World Cup on their home turf. His name is Mano Menezes and is known and respected for his skill at resurrecting teams who are struggling in their sport. He replaces Coach Carlos Dunga.

Brazil is the proud host of the 2014 FIFA World Cup! They hosted it once back in 1950, but lost the World Cup title on home soil, so they are hoping to make history in four years as the world watches these historically exciting soccer games. Brazil has already begun to prepare for the 2014 tournament - they are rebuilding several parts of the stadium Maracana in Rio de Janeiro and adding new and improved features such as an expanded roof onto the stadium.

They have a long way to go, but when it's time for the 2014 World Cup tournaments, visitors to Brazil will have the opportunity to enjoy not only the games, but also to see Brazil's beautiful countryside and cities.

One More Fun Brazilian Soccer Fact

Pele, one of Brazil's most famous and talented soccer players, celebrated his 70th birthday on October 23, 2010. Despite his retirement status, he is still very involved in supporting and cheering for his beloved team and is affectionately called the King of Football in Brazil.


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