Brazil national football team

men's national association football team representing Brazil

Brazil national football team is the national football team of Brazil. It is one of the most successful national teams with five World Cup titles (1958,1962,1970,1994 and 2002). It also has the most World Cup titles, with five.

Brazil
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Seleção (The National Squad)
Canarinho (Little Canary)
Verde-Amarela (The Green and Yellow)
AssociationConfederação Brasileira de Futebol (CBF)
ConfederationCONMEBOL (South America)
Head coachTite[1]
CaptainCasemiro[2]
Most capsCafu (142)[3][4]
Top scorerPelé (77)[5]
Home stadiumVarious
FIFA codeBRA
First colours
Second colours
Third colours
FIFA ranking
Current 2 Steady (23 December 2021)[6]
Highest1 (159 times on 8 occasions[7])
Lowest22 (6 June 2013)
First international
 Argentina 3–0 Brazil 
(Buenos Aires, Argentina; 20 September 1914)[8]
Biggest win
 Brazil 14–0 Nicaragua 
(Mexico City, Mexico, 17 October 1975)[9]
Biggest defeat
 Uruguay 6–0 Brazil 
(Viña del Mar, Chile; 18 September 1920)
 Brazil 1–7 Germany 
(Belo Horizonte, Brazil; 8 July 2014)[10]
World Cup
Appearances21 (first in 1930)
Best resultChampions (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002)
Copa América
Appearances35 (first in 1916)
Best resultChampions (1919, 1922, 1949, 1989, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2007)
Panamerican Championship
Appearances3 (first in 1952)
Best resultChampions (1952, 1956)
Confederations Cup
Appearances7 (first in 1997)
Best resultChampions (1997, 2005, 2009, 2013)

Most capsEdit

As of 1 February 2022[5]

A cap is a player's appearance in a game at international level.

Players in bold are still active with Brazil.
Cafu is the all-time most capped player for Brazil, with 142 appearances
Rank Player Caps Goals First cap Latest cap
1 Cafu 142 5 12 September 1990 1 July 2006
2 Roberto Carlos 125 11 26 February 1992 1 July 2006
3 Dani Alves 121 8 10 October 2006 1 February 2022
4 Neymar 116 70 10 August 2010 11 November 2021
5 Lúcio 105 4 15 November 2000 5 September 2011
6 Thiago Silva 104 7 12 October 2008 1 February 2022
7 Cláudio Taffarel 101 0 7 July 1988 12 July 1998
8 Robinho 100 28 13 July 2003 25 January 2017
9 Djalma Santos 98 3 10 April 1952 9 June 1968
Ronaldo 98 62 23 March 1994 7 June 2011

Top goalscorersEdit

Pelé is the all-time top scorer for Brazil with 77 goals
Rank Player Goals Caps Average First cap Latest cap Pos
1 Pelé 77 92 0.84 7 July 1957 18 July 1971 FW
2 Neymar 70 116 0.6 10 August 2010 11 November 2021 FW
3 Ronaldo 62 98 0.63 23 March 1994 7 June 2011 FW
4 Romário 56 70 0.79 23 May 1987 27 April 2005 FW
5 Zico 48 71 0.68 25 February 1976 21 June 1986 MF
6 Bebeto 39 75 0.52 28 April 1985 12 July 1998 FW
7 Rivaldo 35 74 0.47 16 December 1993 19 November 2003 MF
8 Jairzinho 33 81 0.41 7 June 1964 3 March 1982 FW
Ronaldinho 33 97 0.34 26 June 1999 24 April 2013 MF
10 Ademir 32 39 0.82 21 January 1945 15 March 1953 FW
Tostão 32 54 0.59 15 May 1966 9 July 1972 FW

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Tite aceita proposta e é substituto de Dunga no comando da Seleção", globoesporte.com, 15 June 2016, Retrieved on 15 June 2016
  2. "Fim do rodízio: Neymar volta a ser o capitão da Seleção no novo ciclo de Tite". Globoesporte.com. 6 September 2018. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  3. “FIFA Century Club” Archived 2016-10-18 at the Wayback Machine. FIFA. Retrieved 9 June 2018
  4. "Marcos Evangelista de Morais "CAFU" – Century of International Appearances". RSSSF. 23 July 2006. Archived from the original on 21 February 2009. Retrieved 23 January 2009.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Brazil – Record International Players". RSSSF. 7 November 2008. Retrieved 10 May 2009.
  6. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 23 December 2021. Retrieved 23 December 2021.
  7. 23 September 1993 until 19 November 1993, 19 April 1994 until 14 June 1994, 21 July 1994 until 16 May 2001, 3 July 2002 until 14 February 2007, 18 July 2007 until 19 September 2007, 1 July 2009 until 20 November 2009, 28 April 2010 until 14 July 2010, 6 April 2017
  8. "Argentina versus Brazil". FIFA.com (Fédération Internationale de Football Association). Retrieved 5 January 2009.
  9. "World Football Elo Ratings: Brazil".
      Brazil 7–0 Chile  
    (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 17 September 1959)
      Brazil 7–0 Peru  
    (Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, 26 June 1997) |title=Brazil matches, ratings and points exchanged |publisher=Eloratings.net |access-date=3 August 2014}}
  10. "Brazil versus Germany". rowdie.co.uk.
  11. Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 3 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  12. 1958–63, 1965–66, 1970–74, 1978–79, 1981–83, 1986–87, 1990, 1992, 1994–00, 2002–10, 2016–2017, 2018–present