Brazil national football team
|Nickname(s)||Canarinho (Little Canary)
Verde-Amarela (The Green and Yellow)
Pentacampeões (Five-Time Champions)
|Association||Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (CBF)|
|Confederation||CONMEBOL (South America)|
|Most caps||Cafu (142)|
|Top scorer||Pelé (77)|
|Current||4 5 (15 September 2016)|
|Highest||1 (151 times on 7 occasions)|
|Lowest||22 (June 2013)|
|Current||7 (June 2016)|
|Highest||1 (7,708 days on 38 occasions)|
|Lowest||18 (November 2001)|
| Argentina 3–0 Brazil
(Buenos Aires, Argentina; 20 September 1914)
| Brazil 14–0 Nicaragua
(Mexico City, Mexico, 17 October 1975)
Brazil 1–7 Germany
(Belo Horizonte, Brazil; 8 July 2014)
|Appearances||20 (all) (First in 1930)|
|Best result||Champions, 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002|
|Appearances||35 (First in 1916)|
|Best result||Champions, 1919, 1922, 1949, 1989, 1997, 1999, 2004 and 2007|
|CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|Appearances||3 (First in 1996)|
|Best result||Runners-up, 1996 and 2003|
|Appearances||7 (First in 1997)|
|Best result||Champions, 1997, 2005, 2009 and 2013|
The Brazil national football team (Portuguese: Seleção Brasileira de Futebol) represents Brazil in international men's association football. Brazil is administered by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), the governing body for football in Brazil. They have been a member of the FIFA since 1923 and member of the CONMEBOL since 1916. Brazil is the most successful national football team in the FIFA World Cup with five championships: 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002. Brazil also has the best overall performance in World Cup history in both proportional and absolute terms with a record of 70 victories in 104 matches played, 119 goal difference, 227 points and only 17 losses. Brazil is the only national team to have played in all World Cup editions without any absence nor need for playoffs. The seleção is also the most successful national team in the FIFA Confederations Cup with four titles: 1997, 2005, 2009 and 2013, being the holder of the last title of the tournament.
Brazil, Argentina, and France are the only national teams that have won the three most important men's titles recognized by FIFA: the World Cup, the Confederations Cup, and the Olympic tournament. They have also won their respective continental championship (Copa América for Brazil and Argentina, and UEFA European Championship for France).
Brazil has the all-time highest average Football Elo Rating with 2013.3, and the third all time highest Football Elo Rating with 2153 in 1962, only behind the Hungary Golden Team of 1954 and the German team of 2014. Many distinguished commentators consider the Brazil team of 1970 to be the greatest association football team ever, although some argue the case for other teams, such as the Brazil team of 1958 or 1962, with honorary mentions for the gifted 1982 side.
Following the conclusion of the 2016 Copa América, the national team is ranked number 7 in the Elo Ratings and 9 in the FIFA World Ranking. Brazil is the only national team to have won the World Cup on four different continents: once in Europe (1958 Sweden), once in South America (1962 Chile), twice in North America (1970 Mexico and 1994 United States) and once in Asia (2002 Korea/Japan). They also share with Spain a record of 35 consecutive international matches undefeated. A common quip about football is: "Os ingleses o inventaram, os brasileiros o aperfeiçoaram" ("The English invented it, the Brazilians perfected it").
- 1 History
- 1.1 Early history (1914–57)
- 1.2 The Golden Era with Pelé (1958–70)
- 1.3 The dry spell (1971–93)
- 1.4 Return to winning ways (1994–2002)
- 1.5 World Cup drought (2006–present)
- 1.6 Return of Luiz Felipe Scolari (2013–14)
- 1.7 Return of Dunga (2014–2016)
- 2 Nicknames
- 3 Kit evolution
- 4 Venues
- 5 Competitive record
- 6 Results and fixtures
- 7 Players
- 8 Current technical staff
- 9 Titles
- 10 See also
- 11 Notes
- 12 References
- 13 Titles
- 14 External links
Early history (1914–57)
It is generally believed that the first game of the Brazilian national football team was a 1914 match between a Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo select team and the English club Exeter City, held in Fluminense's stadium. Brazil won 2–0 with goals by Oswaldo Gomes and Osman, though it is claimed that the match was a 3–3 draw.
In contrast to its future success, the national team's early appearances were not brilliant. Other early matches played during that time include several friendly games against Argentina (being defeated 3–0), Chile (first in 1916) and Uruguay (first on July 12, 1916). However, led by the goalscoring abilities of Arthur Friedenreich, they were victorious at home in the South American Championships in 1919, repeating their victory, also at home, in 1922.
In 1930, Brazil played in the first World Cup, held in Uruguay in 1930. The squad defeated Bolivia but lost to Yugoslavia, being eliminated from the competition. They lost in the first round to Spain in 1934 in Italy, but reached the semi-finals in France in 1938, being defeated 2-1 by eventual winners Italy. Brazil were the only South American team to participate in this competition.
After being victorious in a third South American Championship in 1949 Brazil first achieved international prominence when it hosted the 1950 FIFA World Cup. The team went into the last game of the final round, against Uruguay at Estádio do Maracanã in Rio, needing only a draw to win the World Cup. Uruguay, however, won the match and the Cup in a game known as "the Maracanazo". The match led to a period of national mourning.
For the 1954 World Cup in Switzerland, the Brazilian team was then almost completely renovated, with the team colours changed (to a new design by Aldyr Schlee) from all white to the yellow, blue and green of the national flag, to forget the Maracanazo, but still had a group of star players. Brazil reached the quarter-final, where they were beaten 4–2 by tournament favourites Hungary in one of the ugliest matches in football history, known as the Battle of Berne.
The Golden Era with Pelé (1958–70)
For the 1958 World Cup, Brazil were drawn in a group with England, the USSR and Austria. They beat Austria 3–0 in their first match, then drew 0–0 with England. Before the match, coach Vicente Feola made three substitutions that were crucial for Brazil to defeat the Soviets: Zito, Garrincha and Pelé. From the kick-off, they kept up the pressure relentlessly, and after three minutes, which were later described as "the greatest three minutes in the history of football", Vavá gave Brazil the lead. They won the match by 2–0. Pelé scored the only goal of their quarter-final match against Wales, and they beat France 5–2 in the semi-final. Brazil then beat Sweden 5–2 in the final, winning their first World Cup and becoming the first nation to win a World Cup title outside of its own continent.
In the 1962 World Cup, Brazil earned its second title with Garrincha as the star player, a mantle and responsibility laid upon him after the regular talisman, Pelé, was injured during the second group match against Czechoslovakia and unable to play for the rest of the tournament.
In the 1966 World Cup, Brazil had their worst performance in a World Cup. The 1966 tournament was remembered for its excessively physical play, and Pelé was one of the players most affected. Against Portugal, several violent tackles by the Portuguese defenders caused Pelé to leave the match and the tournament. Brazil lost this match and was eliminated in the first round of the World Cup for the first time since 1934. They have not failed to reach the knockout stages of the competition since. Brazil became the second nation to be eliminated in the first round while holding the World Cup crown following Italy in 1950. After the 2002, 2010 and 2014 World Cups, France, Italy and Spain were also added to this list. After the tournament, Pelé declared that he did not wish to play in the World Cup again. Nonetheless, he returned in 1970.
Brazil won its third World Cup in Mexico at the 1970 World Cup. It fielded what has since then often been considered the best World Cup football squad ever, led by Pelé in his last World Cup finals, captain Carlos Alberto Torres, Jairzinho, Tostão, Gérson and Rivelino. Even though Garrincha had retired, this team was still a force to be reckoned with. They won all six of their games—against Czechoslovakia, England and Romania during group play, and against Peru, Uruguay and Italy in the knockout rounds. Jairzinho was the second top scorer with seven goals; Pelé finished with four goals. Brazil lifted the Jules Rimet trophy for the third time (the first nation to do so), which meant that they were allowed to keep it. A replacement was then commissioned, though it would be 24 years before Brazil won it again.
The dry spell (1971–93)
In the second group stage of the 1978 World Cup, Brazil was competing with tournament hosts Argentina for top spot and a place in the finals. In their last group match, Brazil defeated Poland 3–1 to go to the top of the group with a goal difference of +5. Argentina had had a goal difference of +2, but in its last group match, it defeated Peru 6–0, and thus qualified for the final in a match accused of ultimately-unproven match fixing. The Brazilian team qualified for the third place, and were the only team to remain unbeaten in the tournament.
At the 1982 World Cup, held in Spain, Brazil were the tournament favorites, and easily moved through the early part of the draw, but a 3–2 defeat in Barcelona to Italy, in one of the classic games in World Cup finals history, eliminated them from the tournament in the match that they refer to as "Sarriá's Disaster", referencing the stadium's name. The 1982 team, with players like Sócrates, Zico, Falcão and Éder, is remembered as perhaps the greatest team never to win a World Cup.
Several players, including Sócrates and Zico, from 1982 returned to play at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. Brazil, still a very good team and more disciplined defensively than four years earlier, met the Michel Platini-led France in the quarter-finals in a classic of Total Football. The game played to a 1–1 draw in regulation time, and after a goalless extra time, it all came down to a penalty shoot-out, where Brazil was defeated 4–3.
After 40 years, Brazil was victorious in the 1989 Copa América, this being their fourth victory in four tournaments hosted in Brazil. At the 1990 World Cup in Italy, Brazil was coached by Sebastião Lazaroni. With a defensive scheme, whose main symbol was midfielder Dunga, forward Careca and three centre-backs, the team lacked creativity but made it to the second round. Brazil was eliminated by Diego Maradona-led Argentina in the round of 16 in Turin, losing to their South American archrivals 1–0.
Return to winning ways (1994–2002)
Brazil went 24 years without winning a World Cup or even participating in a final. Their struggles ended at the 1994 tournament in the United States, where a solid side headed by Romário, Bebeto, Dunga, Cláudio Taffarel and Jorginho won the World Cup for a then-record fourth time. Highlights of their campaign included a 1–0 victory over the United States in the round of 16 in San Francisco, a sensational 3–2 win over the Netherlands in the quarter-finals (often cited as the game of the tournament) in Dallas, and a 1–0 victory over Sweden in the semi-finals in Los Angeles. This set up Brazil vs. Italy in the final once again in Los Angeles, which was less than 2,000 miles away from Mexico City, where Brazil had won their previous World Cup in 1970, ironically after beating Italy. After a 0–0 draw, penalty kicks loomed and Brazil became champions once again.
Entering the 1998 World Cup as defending champions, Brazil finished runner-up. After a respectable campaign during which they beat the Netherlands on penalties in the semi-final following a 1–1 draw, the team lost to the host France 3–0 in the final.
Fuelled by the "Three R's" (Ronaldo, Rivaldo and Ronaldinho), Brazil won its fifth championship at the 2002 World Cup, held in South Korea and Japan. Brazil beat all three opponents in group play in South Korea and topped the group. In Brazil's opening game against Turkey, in Ulsan, Rivaldo fell to the ground clutching his face after Turkey's Hakan Ünsal had kicked the ball at his legs. Rivaldo escaped suspension but was fined £5,180 for play-acting, and became the first player ever to be punished in FIFA's crackdown on diving. In their knockout round matches in Japan, Brazil defeated Belgium 2–0 in Kobe in the round of 16. Against England in the quarter-finals in Shizuoka, they won 2–1, with the winning goal coming from an unexpected free-kick by Ronaldinho. The semi-final was against Turkey in Saitama; Brazil won 1–0. The final was between Germany and Brazil in Yokohama, where Ronaldo scored two goals in Brazil's 2–0 triumph. Ronaldo also won the Golden Shoe as the tournament's leading scorer.
World Cup drought (2006–present)
Brazil won the 2004 Copa América, their third win in four competitions since 1997 Brazil also won the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup for the second time. Manager Carlos Alberto Parreira built his side through a 4–2–2–2 formation. Nicknamed the "Magic Square", the attack was built around four players: Ronaldo, Adriano, Kaká and Ronaldinho.
In the 2006 World Cup, Brazil won its first two games against Croatia (1–0) and Australia (2–0). In the final group game against Japan, Brazil won 4–1. Ronaldo scored twice and equalled the record for the most goals scored across all World Cups. In the round of 16, Brazil beat Ghana 3–0. Ronaldo's goal was his 15th in World Cup history, breaking the record. Brazil, however, was eliminated in the quarter-finals against France, losing 1–0.
Dunga was hired as Brazil's new team manager in 2006. Brazil then won the 2007 Copa América, where forward Robinho was awarded the Golden Boot and named the tournament's best player. Two years later, Brazil won the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup to seal their third Confederations Cup title. Kaká was named as the player of the tournament while striker Luís Fabiano won the top goalscorer award.
At the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Brazil won their first two matches against North Korea (2–1) and the Ivory Coast (3–1), respectively. Their last match, against Portugal, ended in a 0–0 draw. They faced Chile in the round of 16, winning 3–0, although in the quarter-final they fell to the Netherlands 2–1.
In July 2010, Mano Menezes was named as Brazil's new coach. At the 2011 Copa América, Brazil lost against Paraguay and was eliminated in the quarter-finals. On 4 July 2012, due to a lack of competitive matches because the team had automatically qualified for the 2014 World Cup as tournament hosts, Brazil was ranked 11th in the FIFA ranking, the first time the Seleção was ruled out the top ten since the ranking was created in 1993.
Return of Luiz Felipe Scolari (2013–14)
On 6 June 2013, Brazil was ranked 22nd in the FIFA ranking, their lowest-ever rank. Brazil entered the 2013 Confederations Cup with the objective of defending their title. In the final, Brazil faced Spain, winning 3–0 and sealing their fourth Confederations Cup title. Neymar was named player of the tournament and received the Golden Ball Award and the Adidas Bronze Shoe, and Júlio César won the Golden Glove Award for the best goalkeeper of the tournament.
Brazil was drawn into Group A of the 2014 World Cup, alongside Croatia, Mexico and Cameroon. In the opening match of the tournament, Marcelo gave the Croatians a lead with an own goal. However, two goals from Neymar and one from Oscar turned the game around to get the Seleção off to a winning start in their first World Cup on home soil in 64 years. The team then draw 0–0 with Mexico, as Guillermo Ochoa produced a man of the match performance in the Mexican goal. Brazil confirmed qualification to the knockout stage by defeating Cameroon 4–1 with Neymar again scoring twice, and Fred and Fernandinho providing further goals.
Brazil faced Chile in the round of 16, taking an 18th-minute lead through David Luiz's first goal for the Seleção. With no further scoring after Alexis Sánchez's equaliser, the match went to a penalty shootout. Brazil prevailed 3–2, with Neymar, David Luiz and Marcelo converting their kicks, and goalkeeper Júlio César saving from Chileans Alexis Sánchez and Mauricio Pinilla. The team again faced South American opposition in the quarter-final, defeating Colombia 2–1 with goals from central defenders David Luiz and the team captain Thiago Silva. Late in the match, Neymar was substituted on a stretcher after Juan Camilo Zúñiga's knee had made contact with the forward's back. Neymar was taken to hospital and later diagnosed with a fractured vertebra, which ruled him out for the remainder of the tournament. Prior to this, Neymar had scored four goals, provided one assist, and been named man of the match twice. Brazil faced further problems ahead of their semi-final against Germany, as Thiago Silva was to serve a one-match suspension for receiving his second yellow card of the tournament in the quarter-final. The Seleção went on to lose 1-7 to the Germans – their biggest ever defeat at the World Cup and first home loss in a competitive match since 1975. Towards the end of the match, the home crowd began to "olé" each pass from the German team, and booed their own players off the pitch after the final whistle. The match has been nicknamed the Mineirazo, making reference to the nation's previous World Cup defeat on home soil, the Maracanazo against Uruguay in 1950, and the Estádio do Mineirão where the match took place.
Brazil finished the World Cup in fourth place, having failed to avenge their semi final defeat to Germany by losing to the Netherlands 0–3 in the third-place match. The team ended the tournament with the worst defensive record of the 32 competing nations, having conceded 14 goals. The only other countries to concede 12 or more goals in the current World Cup format are North Korea and Saudi Arabia. Following these results, Scolari announced his resignation.
Return of Dunga (2014–2016)
On 22 July 2014, Dunga was announced as the new manager of Brazil, returning to the position for the first time since the team's exit at the 2010 World Cup.
Dunga's first match in his second reign as Brazil's manager was a friendly match against 2014 World Cup quarter-finalists Colombia at Sun Life Stadium in Miami on 5 September 2014, with Brazil winning the match 1–0 through a 83rd-minute Neymar free-kick goal. Dunga followed this up with wins against Ecuador (1–0), in the 2014 Superclásico de las Américas against Argentina (2–0), against Japan (4–0), against Turkey (0–4), and against Austria (1–2). Dunga continued Brazil's winning streak in 2015 by defeating France 3–1 in another friendly. They followed this with wins against Chile (1–0), Mexico (2–0) and Honduras (1–0).
2015 Copa América
Brazil started the tournament with a tight victory against Peru after coming from behind by 2–1 (with Douglas Costa scoring in the dying moments), followed by a 1–0 defeat against Colombia and a 2–1 victory against Venezuela. In the knockout stage, Brazil faced Paraguay and was eliminated after drawing 1–1 in normal time and losing 4–3 in the penalty shootout. As such, Brazil was unable to qualify for a FIFA Confederations Cup (in this case, the 2017 edition) for the first time in almost 20 years.
Copa América Centenario
Brazil began the tournament with a scoreless draw against Ecuador, with the Ecuadorians having a goal wrongly disallowed in the second half. This was followed by an emphatic 7–1 victory over Haiti, with Philippe Coutinho scoring a hat-trick. Needing only a draw to progress to the knockout stage of the tournament, Brazil suffered a controversial 1–0 loss to Peru, with Raúl Ruidíaz scoring in the 75th minute by guiding the ball into the net with his arm. This loss, Brazil's first loss to Peru since 1985, saw Brazil eliminated from the tournament in the group stage for the first time since 1987.
Brazil won its first Olympic gold medal in 2016 on home ground. Prior to that victory, the Olympic football tournament was the only international competition in football organized by FIFA that Brazil had never won. They have also won three silver medals (1984, 1988 and 2012) and two bronze medals (1996, 2008). The Brazilian Olympic team is often coached by the national team coach, such as Mário Zagallo in 1996, Dunga in 2008 and Mano Menezes in 2012.
The Brazilian national team has many nicknames and are known in different parts of the world by various nicknames. Nicknames for the squad in Brazil include Canarinho, meaning "Little Canary", a phrase that was popularized by the late cartoonist Fernando "Mangabeira" Pieruccetti during the 1950 World Cup. Other names like Amarelinha, "Little Yellow One", Verde-amarelo, or "Green-Yellow", Pentacampeão, "Five-time Champions", Esquadrão de Ouro (the Golden Squad), some Latin American commentators often refer to the Brazil National team El Scratch (The Scratch), among others.
Brazil's first team colors were white with blue collars, but following defeat in the Maracanã at the 1950 World Cup, the colors were criticised for lacking patriotism. With permission from the Brazilian Sports Confederation, the newspaper Correio da Manhã held a competition to design a kit incorporating the four colors of the Brazilian flag. The winning design was a yellow jersey with green trim and blue shorts with white trim drawn by Aldyr Garcia Schlee, a nineteen-year-old from Pelotas. The new colors were first used in March 1954 in a match against Chile, and have been used ever since.
The use of blue as the away kit color dates from the 30s, but it became the permanent second choice accidentally in the 1958 World Cup Final. Brazil's opponents were Sweden, who also wear yellow, and a draw gave the home team, Sweden, the right to play in yellow. Brazil, who travelled with no spare kit, hurriedly purchased a set of blue shirts and sewed on emblems cut from their yellow shirts.
Brazil do not have a home national stadium like many other national teams, and rotate their home World Cup qualifying matches in various venues throughout the country, such as the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Since September 2006, Brazil have played many international friendlies at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium in London, England. Brazil also plays a number of international friendlies in the United States.
Brazil's training camp is the Granja Comary in Teresópolis, located 90 kilometres (55 miles) from Rio de Janeiro. Granja Comary was opened in 1987, and underwent significant renovations in 2013 and 2014.
The following tables shows only Brazil's results at major tournaments. To see Brazil's results at minor tournaments, see Brazil national football team competitive record. Brazil have won a total of 64 official international titles to professional and grassroots level selections, what constitutes a world record.
FIFA World Cup
Brazil has qualified for every FIFA World Cup, never requiring a qualifying play-off. With five titles, they have won the tournament on more occasions than any other national team. Brazil is the only national team to have played in all FIFA World Cup editions without having any absence.
|FIFA World Cup record||FIFA World Cup qualification record|
|1934||Round 1||14th||1||0||0||1||1||3||Automatically qualified|
|1938||Third Place||3rd||5||3||1||1||14||11||Automatically qualified|
|1950||Runners-up||2nd||6||4||1||1||22||6||Qualified as hosts|
|1962||Champions||1st||6||5||1||0||14||5||Qualified as defending champions|
|1966||Group Stage||11th||3||1||0||2||4||6||Qualified as defending champions|
|1974||Fourth Place||4th||7||3||2||2||6||4||Qualified as defending champions|
|1990||Round of 16||9th||4||3||0||1||4||2||4||3||1||0||13||1|
|1998||Runners-up||2nd||7||4||1||2||14||10||Qualified as defending champions|
|2014||Fourth Place||4th||7||3||2||2||11||14||Qualified as hosts|
- *Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
- **Gold background color indicates that the tournament was won.
- ***Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.
FIFA Confederations Cup
|FIFA Confederations Cup record|
|1992||Did not qualify|
|2017||Did not qualify|
South American Championship / Copa América
Summer Olympic Games
Results and fixtures
Win Draw Loss
|25 March 2016 2018 FIFA WCQ||Brazil||2 - 2||Uruguay||Arena Pernambuco, Recife|
|21:45 UTC−03:00||Costa 1'
Referee: Néstor Pitana (Argentina)
|29 March 2016 2018 FIFA WCQ||Paraguay||2 - 2||Brazil||Defensores del Chaco, Asunción|
|21:45 UTC−03:00||Lezcano 40'
|Referee: Wilmar Roldán (Colombia)
|29 May 2016 Friendly||Brazil||2 - 0||Panama||Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City|
|16:30 EDT (UTC−4)||Jonas 2'
Referee: Armando Castro (Honduras)
|4 June 2016 Copa América Centenario||Brazil||0 - 0||Ecuador||Rose Bowl, Pasadena|
|22:00 EDT (UTC−4)||Report (CONMEBOL)
Referee: Julio Bascuñán (Chile)
|8 June 2016 Copa América Centenario||Brazil||7 - 1||Haiti||Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando|
|19:30 EDT (UTC−4)||Coutinho 14', 29', 90+2'
Augusto 35', 86'
|Marcelin 70'||Attendance: 28,241
Referee: Mark Geiger (United States)
|12 June 2016 Copa América Centenario||Brazil||0 - 1||Peru||Gillette Stadium, Foxborough|
|20:30 EDT (UTC−4)||Report (CONMEBOL)
|Ruidíaz 75'||Attendance: 36,187
Referee: Andrés Cunha (Uruguay)
|1 September 2016 2018 FIFA WCQ||Ecuador||0 - 3||Brazil||Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito|
|Report (CONMEBOL)||Neymar 72' (pen.)
Gabriel Jesus 87', 90+2'
Referee: Enrique Cáceres (Paraguay)
|6 September 2016 2018 FIFA WCQ||Brazil||2 - 1||Colombia||Arena da Amazônia, Manaus|
|Report (CONMEBOL)||Marquinhos 36' (o.g.)||Referee: Patricio Loustau (Argentina)
The following 24 players were called up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification matches against Bolivia and Venezuela on October 6 and 11, respectively.
Caps and goals as of September 10, 2016 after the match against Colombia.
|#||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Alisson||October 2, 1992||11||0||Roma|
|13||GK||Weverton||December 13, 1987||0||0||Atlético Paranaense|
|22||GK||Alex Muralha||October 10, 1989||0||0||Flamengo|
|23||DF||Dani Alves||May 6, 1983||95||7||Juventus|
|5||DF||Thiago Silva||September 22, 1984||59||4||Paris Saint-Germain|
|12||DF||Marcelo||May 12, 1988||44||4||Real Madrid|
|3||DF||Miranda||September 7, 1984||33||1||Internazionale|
|4||DF||Filipe Luís||August 9, 1985||26||1||Atlético Madrid|
|6||DF||Marquinhos||May 14, 1994||13||0||Paris Saint-Germain|
|2||DF||Gil||June 12, 1987||10||0||Shandong Luneng Taishan|
|24||DF||Fagner||June 11, 1989||0||0||Corinthians|
|8||MF||Oscar||September 9, 1991||48||12||Chelsea|
|18||MF||Willian||August 9, 1988||40||6||Chelsea|
|16||MF||Paulinho||July 25, 1988||34||5||Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao|
|15||MF||Fernandinho||May 4, 1985||29||2||Manchester City|
|17||MF||Philippe Coutinho||June 12, 1992||19||4||Liverpool|
|21||MF||Renato Augusto||February 8, 1988||13||4||Beijing Guoan|
|14||MF||Casemiro||February 23, 1992||13||0||Real Madrid|
|19||MF||Lucas Lima||July 9, 1990||12||2||Santos|
|20||MF||Giuliano||May 31, 1990||9||0||Zenit Saint Petersburg|
|10||FW||Neymar||February 5, 1992||72||48||Barcelona|
|11||FW||Roberto Firmino||October 2, 1991||11||4||Liverpool|
|7||FW||Gabriel Jesus||April 3, 1997||2||2||Palmeiras|
|9||FW||Taison||January 13, 1988||1||0||Shakhtar Donetsk|
The following players have been called up to the Brazil squad in the last 12 months.
- PRE Preliminary squad / standby
Most capped players
- As of September 1, 2016
- Players in bold are still active, at least at club level.
|#||Name||Caps||Goals||First cap||Latest cap|
|1||Cafu||142||5||September 12, 1990||July 1, 2006|
|2||Roberto Carlos||125||11||February 26, 1992||July 1, 2006|
|3||Lúcio||105||4||November 15, 2000||September 5, 2011|
|4||Cláudio Taffarel||101||0||July 7, 1988||July 12, 1998|
|5||Robinho||99||28||July 13, 2003||June 27, 2015|
|6||Djalma Santos||98||3||April 10, 1952||June 9, 1968|
|Ronaldo||98||62||March 23, 1994||June 7, 2011|
|8||Ronaldinho||97||33||June 26, 1999||April 24, 2013|
|9||Dani Alves||95||7||October 7, 2006||September 6, 2016|
|10||Gilmar||94||0||March 1, 1953||June 12, 1969|
- As of September 1, 2016
- Players in bold are still active, at least at club level.
|#||Name||Goals||Caps||Average||First cap||Latest cap||Position|
|1||Pelé (list)||77||91||0.85||July 7, 1957||July 18, 1971||FW|
|2||Ronaldo (list)||62||98||0.63||March 23, 1994||June 7, 2011||FW|
|3||Romário (list)||55||70||0.79||May 23, 1987||April 27, 2005||FW|
|4||Zico||48||71||0.67||February 25, 1976||June 21, 1986||MF|
|Neymar (list)||48||72||0.66||August 10, 2010||September 6, 2016||FW|
|6||Bebeto||39||75||0.52||April 28, 1985||July 12, 1998||FW|
|7||Rivaldo||35||74||0.46||December 16, 1993||November 19, 2003||MF|
|8||Jairzinho||33||81||0.40||June 7, 1964||March 3, 1982||FW|
|Ronaldinho (list)||33||97||0.34||June 26, 1999||April 24, 2013||MF|
|10||Ademir||32||39||0.82||January 21, 1945||March 15, 1953||FW|
|Tostão||32||54||0.59||May 15, 1966||July 9, 1972||FW|
Current technical staff
|Assistant coach||Cléber Xavier|
|Goalkeeping coach||Cláudio Taffarel|
|Fitness coach||Fábio Mahseredjian|
|General coordinator||Edu Gaspar|
- FIFA World Cup:
- FIFA Confederations Cup:
- South American Championship / Copa América:
- CONCACAF Gold Cup
- Panamerican Championship
- Taça Independência:
- Winners (1): 1972
- Taça do Atlântico:
- Winners (3): 1956, 1970, 1976
- U.S.A. Bicentennial Cup Tournament:
- Winners (1): 1976
- Rous Cup:
- Winners (1): 1987
- Australia Bicentenary Gold Cup:
- Winners (1): 1988
- Umbro Cup:
- Winners (1): 1995
- Lunar New Year Cup:
- Winners (1): 2005
- Copa Roca / Superclásico de las Américas:
- Copa Río Branco:
- Winners (7): 1931, 1932, 1947, 1950, 1967, 1968, 1976
- Taça Oswaldo Cruz:
- Winners (8): 1950, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1968, 1976
Team for Olympics & Pan American Games
- Summer Olympic Games:
- Pan American Games:
- Pre-Olímpico - South-American Olympic Qualifying Tournament:
- Winners (7): 1968, 1971, 1976, 1984, 1987, 1996, 2000
- Runners-up (1): 1964
- Third place (2): 1960, 2004
- Brazil national under-23 football team
- Brazil national under-20 football team
- Brazil national under-17 football team
- Brazil national futsal team
- Argentina and Brazil football rivalry
- Brazilian football songs
- Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
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