Clube De Regatas Do Flamengo Best Players of All Time

Andrew Kovacs

Clube de Regatas do Flamengo é uma das agremiações poliesportiva mais famosas e bem-sucedidas no Brasil. Fundada em 17 de novembro de 1895, na cidade carioca Rio De Janeiro, o clube se tornou um dos clubes mais populares especialmente pelo futebol que pratica. O sucesso está presente nas conquistas nacionais e internacionais obtidas através da história: são sete títulos brasileiros de campeonato (sendo o maior vencedor) e quatro Campeonatos Cariocas; além disso foi vice-campeão mundial pela FIFA Club World Cup em 2019/2020. Os apelidos “Mengao”, “Menginho” e “Fla” refletem a popularidade desta entidade desportiva entre os torcedores espalhados por todo país .

Table of Contents

1. Gabriel Barbosa


Gabriel Barbosa Career

  • 2004–2013: Santos
  • 2013–2016: Santos
  • 2016–2020: Inter Milan
  • 2017–2018: Benfica (loan)
  • 2018: Santos (loan)
  • 2019: Flamengo (loan)
  • 2020: Flamengo
  • 2011: Brazil U15
  • 2013: Brazil U17
  • 2014–2015: Brazil U20
  • 2015–2016: Brazil U23
  • 2016: Brazil

Gabriel Barbosa is a Brazilian forward who currently plays for Flamengo. He made his professional debut with Santos in 2013 and went on to play for Inter Milan between 2016 and 2020, before joining Flamengo in January 2018.

Gabriel has represented Brazil at youth level, winning the U-20 World Cup in 2017. Gabriel is known for his high energy and powerful shooting style, which he uses to create chances for teammates as well as score goals himself.

Gabriel Barbosa is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Flamengo. Gabriel was born on 3 July 1991 in Rio de Janeiro and started playing football at the age of six with his local team Botafogo Junior. 

He made his senior debut for Botafogo in 2009, before moving to Flamengo in 2011 where he has since played over 200 games and scored 102 goals.

In 2016, Gabriel helped Brazil reach the Olympic final where they lost 1-0 against Argentina, although he did score one goal in the group stage against Panama en route to that tournament. 

As well as being capped at the international level by Brazil, Gabriel has also represented their U20 side and U23 side respectively, and won silver medals both times: at the 2015 South American Youth Championship and 2017 Copa América Centenario Finals respectively.

In June 2018, it was announced that Gabriel had signed a loan deal with Flamengo's fierce rivals Fluminense until December 2020.

Also Played For: santos fc, copa libertadores

2. Zico


Zico Career

  • 1967–1971: Flamengo
  • 1971–1983: Flamengo
  • 1983–1985: Udinese
  • 1985–1989: Flamengo
  • 1991–1994: Kashima Antlers
  • 1976–1986: Brazil
  • 1999: Kashima Antlers
  • 2000–2002: CFZ
  • 2002–2006: Japan
  • 2006–2008: Fenerbahçe
  • 2008: Bunyodkor
  • 2009: CSKA Moscow
  • 2009–2010: Olympiacos
  • 2011–2012: Iraq
  • 2013–2014: Al-Gharafa
  • 2014–2016: FC Goa
  • 2018–2022: Kashima Antlers (technical director)
  • 2023: Perak FC (technical director)

Zico is a Brazilian attacking midfielder who played for Flamengo and Udinese in his career. Zico was manager of Iraq during their 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Oman, which they won 2–1.

In 2003, he received the prestigious Ballon d'Or award as the best player in Europe that year. After leaving professional football, he became technical director of Perak FC.

In Malaysia before retiring from this post in December 2017 at the age of 70 years old Zico was a midfield maestro who helped Brazil win the World Cup in 1970 and 1986.

Zico is one of Brazilian football's all-time greats, winning 71 caps for his country between 1976 and 1986. After retiring as a player, Zico became manager of Kashima Antlers in 1999 before moving to Japan with FC Tokyo two years later. 

In 2002, he took over at Fenerbahçe where he led them to successive league titles, but left after just two seasons due to personal reasons.

He then spent three years out of the game before returning as head coach of CSKA Moscow in 2009 – leading them to back-to-back Russian Premier League titles – before leaving again after one season due to health concerns. 

Zico was appointed technical director at Kashima Antlers ahead of their return to J1 League play this year and has so far overseen an impressive turnaround in fortunes for the club.

Also Played For: udinese calcio

3. Dejan Petković

Dejan Petković Career

  • 1987: Majdanpek
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1988–1992: Radnički Niš: 53: (34)
  • 1992–1995: Red Star Belgrade: 132: (38)
  • 1995–1997: Real Madrid: 5: (0)
  • 1996: → Sevilla (loan): 8: (1)
  • 1997: → Racing de Santander (loan): 8: (1)
  • 1997–1999: Vitória: 29: (16)
  • 1999: Venezia: 14: (1)
  • 2000–2002: Flamengo: 44: (18)
  • 2002–2003: Vasco da Gama: 19: (2)
  • 2003–2004: Shanghai Shenhua: 22: (7)
  • 2004: Vasco da Gama: 36: (18)
  • 2005: Al-Ittihad: 0: (0)
  • 2005–2006: Fluminense: 39: (11)
  • 2007: Goiás: 2: (0)
  • 2007: Santos: 21: (1)
  • 2008: Atlético Mineiro: 27: (4)
  • 2009–2011: Flamengo: 53: (14)
  • 2021: Real Niš: :
  • Total: : 508: (165)
  • 1992–1999: FR Yugoslavia: 9: (2)
  • 2014: Atlético Paranaense U23
  • 2015: Criciúma
  • 2016: Sampaio Corrêa
  • 2017: Vitória
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 5 June 2012, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 5 June 2015

Dejan Petković is a Serbian professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Spanish club Sevilla. He has played in the Premier League with English side Liverpool and Spanish giants Real Madrid, before joining La Liga outfit Racing Santander on loan in 1997.

After leaving Spain, he returned to his homeland Serbia where he joined First League side Vitória. Petković then spent two seasons with Serie A outfit Venezia before moving to Spain again in 2002 with Mallorca FC, helping them reach the UEFA Cup Final that year; however they lost 2-1 on aggregate to Valencia CF.

In 2004, he moved back to Portugal and signed for Sintrense; after one season he transferred back down to the Portuguese Second Division with Freamunde FC but left at the end of 2006–07 season due to personal reasons.

Returning once more home soil Dejan Petkovic rejoined Radnički Niš playing until 2014 when announced his retirement from professional football at age of 50 years old .

His younger brother Zoran also became a professional footballer and currently plays for Austrian Bundesliga club Rapid Wien. 

 Dejan Petković was born on 10 September 1972 in Majdanpek village near Niš, SR Serbia Yugoslavia during the communist regime period [present day Montenegro]. 

As such family had little money so young Dejan started working various odd jobs just like any other youngster trying hard enought o make ends meet – this would eventually lead him into becoming one of best midfielders Serbia have ever produced.

Retired from Professional Football aged 50 years old after spending 29 years playing mainly at clubs located within former Yugoslavia (Red Star Belgrade, Vitória de Setúbal), France (Racing Santander) and Portugal (Sintrense).

4. Diego


Diego Career

  • 1996–2001: Santos
  • 2002–2004: Santos
  • 2004–2006: Porto
  • 2006–2009: Werder Bremen
  • 2009–2010: Juventus
  • 2010–2014: VfL Wolfsburg
  • 2011–2012: Atlético Madrid (loan)
  • 2014: Atlético Madrid
  • 2014–2016: Fenerbahçe
  • 2016–2022: Flamengo
  • 2001: Brazil U17
  • 2004–2008: Brazil U23
  • 2003–2017: Brazil

Diego Ribas da Cunha is a Brazilian midfielder who currently plays for Spanish side Atlético Madrid. Diego started his career with Santos before moving to Portuguese giants Porto in 2004.

After two seasons at Porto, Diego joined Bundesliga club Werder Bremen in 2006 where he played for four years before joining Juventus in 2009. 

In 2010, Diego moved to German side VfL Wolfsburg where he spent six seasons until 2014 when he rejoined Atlético Madrid on a free transfer.

During his time with Juve and Atleti, Diego won three Europa League titles and two La Liga titles respectively as well as being runners-up in the Champions League twice (2010/11 & 2012). 

Following his retirement from football, Diego took up coaching duties at Atlético Madrid's academy before leaving the role at the end of 2018 after one season due to health concerns arising from a car accident that occurred earlier that year while driving home from training camp with Atletico Madrid.

5. Léo Moura


Léo Moura Career

  • : Botafogo
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1997–1999: Botafogo: :
  • 1999: Linhares: :
  • 1999–2000: Germinal Beerschot: 33: (16)
  • 2000–2001: ADO Den Haag: 29: (12)
  • 2001: Botafogo: 24: (1)
  • 2002: Vasco da Gama: 0: (0)
  • 2002: Palmeiras: 9: (0)
  • 2003: São Paulo: 22: (0)
  • 2004: Fluminense: 41: (0)
  • 2005: Sporting Braga: 8: (0)
  • 2005–2015: Flamengo: 314: (27)
  • 2015: Fort Lauderdale Strikers: 9: (2)
  • 2015: FC Goa: 16: (2)
  • 2016: Metropolitano: 0: (0)
  • 2016: Santa Cruz: 33: (3)
  • 2017–2020: Grêmio: 54: (3)
  • 2020: Botafogo-PB: 5: (0)
  • Total: : 597: (62)
  • 2008: Brazil: 1: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 6 April 2021, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 17 August 2014

Moura is an experienced Brazilian defender who has played for Botafogo, Linhares, ADO Den Haag and Flamengo. He made his professional debut with Botafogo in 1997 and went on to make 33 appearances for the club before joining Linhares in 1999.

Moura then spent two seasons with Germinal Beerschot before moving to Dutch side ADO Den Haag in 2000. Moura enjoyed a successful spell at ADO Den Haag, helping the team win promotion to the Eredivisie twice (2000/01 and 2001/02). 

In 2002, he moved back to Brazil and signed for Flamengo where he has since made over 200 appearances predominantly as a right-back.

Moura represented Brazil at international level during both of his stints with Botafogo (1997–1999 & 2003–2006), as well as at senior levels whilst playing for Linhares (1999) & Germinal Beerschot (2000). 

At the age of 34, Moura was part of Fluminense’s Copa Libertadores winning squad in 2013 – becoming one of only six players ever to feature prominently in both domestic cups (Flamengo 2011/12 & Fluminense 2013) AND internationally cup competitions(Brazil 1998 U20 World Cup Winner & Confederations Cup 2005 Quarter Finalist).

6. Willian Arão


Willian Arão Career

  • 2008–2010: São Paulo
  • 2011: Corinthians
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2011–2015: Corinthians: 17: (0)
  • 2013: → Portuguesa (loan): 13: (0)
  • 2014: → Chapecoense (loan): 15: (1)
  • 2014: → Atlético Goianiense (loan): 13: (0)
  • 2015: → Botafogo (loan): 54: (6)
  • 2016–2022: Flamengo: 245: (20)
  • 2022–: Fenerbahçe: 15: (0)
  • 2017: Brazil: 1: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 21:34, 30 August 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 25 January 2017

Willian Arão is a Brazilian defensive midfielder who currently plays for Fenerbahçe. Willian began his career at São Paulo, where he won two titles and made over 150 appearances during his time with the club.

In 2018, Willian signed for Fenerbahçe in Turkey after spending the previous season on loan at Atlético Madrid. Having predominantly played as a centre back throughout his career to date, Willian has also been used in midfield by both São Paulo and Atlético Madrid.

Possessing good strength and pace, along with excellent passing ability and reading of the game, Willain is considered one of the most promising defensive midfielders in Europe today Willian Arão is a Brazilian midfielder who currently plays for Flamengo. 

He has played for Corinthians, Portuguesa, Chapecoense and Atlético Goianiense in his career.

Willian Arão started his career with Corinthians before moving to Portuguesa on loan in 2013. In 2014, he moved to Chapecoense on loan where he made 15 appearances and helped the team reach the Copa Sudamericana final. 

After helping Chapecoense win the cup, Willian returned to Corinthians in 2015 but then transferred to Atlético Goianiense on loan later that year.

In 2016, he transferred back to Corinthians permanently where he has since made 245 league appearances and 20 international appearances for Brazil over the course of six years (2017 included). 

At 30 years old, Willian is regarded as one of the best midfielders in Brazil and is still playing at a high level - which suggests there's plenty more football left in him.

7. Ronaldo Angelim

Ronaldo Angelim Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1995–1998: Icasa-CE: -: (-)
  • 1999: Juazeiro-CE: -: (-)
  • 1999: Ceará: -: (-)
  • 2000: Ituano: -: (-)
  • 2001–2005: Fortaleza: 155: (9)
  • 2006–2011: Flamengo: 171: (7)
  • 2012: Grêmio Barueri: 9: (1)
  • 2013: Fortaleza: 0: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Ronaldo Angelim is a Brazilian central back who has played for both professional clubs and country. Angelim made his debut with Fortaleza in 1996 and went on to make 292 appearances for the club before transferring to São Paulo in 2004.

He won two league titles during his time at the academy of São Paulo, as well as being named runner-up in the 2002 Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A championship. After leaving São Paulo, Ronaldo joined Madrid where he became an undisputed starter at centre back over eight seasons (2004–12).

He helped Real Madrid win three Champions League titles, two Spanish La Liga championships and one Copa del Rey trophy during that time. In July 2012, Ronaldo signed a five-year contract with Juventus which was later extended until 2019 after helping them reach successive UEFA Champions League finals (2013 & 2017).

At 34 years old he is still going strong for Juve. Ronaldo represented Brazil at various youth levels from Under-15s onwards and captained their Under-20 side to victory at the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship tournament in Nigeria, becoming only the second player ever - after Paolo Maldini - to achieve this feat.

On February 25th 2018 Ronaldo announced his retirement from international football after representing Brazil 86 times across all competitions including 6 Copa América tournaments winning it twice making him joint top scorer of any edition along with Ronaldinho Gaucho. 

Personally life outside of sport includes wife Martina Sabatini they have 2 children together Aline Maria born August 2016 & Cristiano Luís born June 2018 Ronaldo Simões Angelim was born on November 26th 1975 in Porteiras.

Ceará state in Northeast Brazil into a family of footballers: father Angelo Mendes da Silva played professionally while brothers Júlio Baptista dos Santos (defender) & Marcos Evangelista de Oliveira also played professionally either domestically or internationally whilst mother.

Odete Rodrigues served as manager/assistant coach for several teams before retiring due to health reasons aged 55. As a youngster Ronaldo attended Atlético Clube Portuguesa's youth academy alongside fellow future stars such as Neymar Jr., Paulinho Alcantara e Joao Miranda.

8. Renato Abreu



  • : Barcelona-SP
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1998: Marcílio Dias: 0: (0)
  • 1999: Joinville: 0: (0)
  • 2000: União Barbarense: 0: (0)
  • 2000–2001: Guarani: 22: (2)
  • 2001–2005: Corinthians: 112: (13)
  • 2005–2007: Flamengo: 77: (23)
  • 2007–2008: Al-Nasr: 23: (12)
  • 2008–2010: Al-Shabab: 44: (13)
  • 2010–2013: Flamengo: 87: (16)
  • 2013: Santos: 9: (1)
  • Total: : 374: (78)
  • 2011: Brazil: 1: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 8 December 2013, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 12 March 2013

Renato Abreu is a Brazilian central midfielder who has played for Barcelona-SP and Joinville. Renato Abreu was born on 9 June 1978 in São Paulo, Brazil.

At the age of 18, Renato Abreu joined Spanish side Barcelona-SP where he would make his professional debut in 1998. In 1999, Renato Abreu moved to Joinville before moving back to Spain with Atlético Madrid later that year.

After spells with Racing Santander and Granada, Renato finally ended his career at Espanyol in 2013 after over 200 appearances for various clubs throughout Europe and South America.

Renato retired from football at the end of the 2013–14 season but continued to work as a coach with several youth teams until 2017 when he took up an assistant coaching position at Atlético Madrid' s B team Renato Abreu is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Santos FC.

Renato Abreu began his career with União Barbarense, before moving to Guarani in 2001. He then played for Corinthians from 2005 until 2007, where he helped the club win two Campeonatos Brasileiros (Brasil's premier league). 

After leaving Corinthians, he joined Flamengo in 2008 and went on to help them win three Brasileirões (Brazilian championships), as well as being part of the team that reached the final of the Copa Libertadores in 2010. 

In 2013, Abreu moved to Santos and has since been an important player for them; helping them win their first Série A title in 2014 and reach the Copa Sudamericana semi-finals last year.

Renato Abreu made his international debut for Brazil in 2011 and has so far earned eleven caps, scoring one goal – all of which have come during competitive fixtures such as World Cup qualifiers or friendlies against top-level opponents like Spain or Italy.

9. Ibson


Ibson Career

  • 1992–2002: Flamengo
  • 2003–2005: Flamengo
  • 2005–2009: Porto
  • 2007–2009: Flamengo (loan)
  • 2009–2011: Spartak Moscow
  • 2011–2012: Santos
  • 2012–2013: Flamengo
  • 2013–2014: Corinthians
  • 2014–2015: Bologna
  • 2014: Sport (loan)
  • 2015–2016: Minnesota United
  • 2017–2018: Minnesota United
  • 2019–2020: Tombense
  • 2021: Amazonas
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 5 December 2020

Ibson is a Brazilian midfielder who has played for Flamengo, Corinthians and Amazonas. Ibson has represented Brazil at under-17, under-20 and senior levels.

He was named in the Brasileirão Team of the Season for 2009 after scoring five goals in 27 appearances for Amazonas. In January 2012, he joined Spanish side Spartak Moscow on loan until the end of the season.

On 10 July 2013, Ibson signed with English club Everton[1], but left nine months later without making a single appearance. Ibson rejoined Corinthians on 1 January 2016. After being sidelined by an injury,[5] he announced his retirement from professional football on 9 May 2018.

Ibson made his debut in 2002 against Fluminense as a substitute replacing Diego Costa (who scored twice).

Ibson is a versatile forward who has played for several clubs in Brazil and Europe. Ibson has scored goals from all over the pitch, including from set pieces and free kicks. 

He was signed by Minnesota United in 2017, helping them win the MLS Cup that year. Ibson is also known for his stamina; he has played more than 1,000 minutes in each of the past two seasons. 

In 2020, Ibson joined Tombense on loan as he looks to continue his career after calling time on his playing days with Minnesota United at the end of 2018-19 season.

Also Played For: minnesota united fc

10. Zinho

Zinho Career

  • 1978–1985: Flamengo
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1986–1992: Flamengo: 133: (13)
  • 1992–1994: Palmeiras: 44: (11)
  • 1995–1997: Yokohama Flügels: 83: (21)
  • 1997–1999: Cruzeiro: 41: (4)
  • 2000–2002: Grêmio: 51: (10)
  • 2002–2003: Palmeiras: 16: (2)
  • 2003: Cruzeiro: 31: (3)
  • 2004–2005: Flamengo: 31: (3)
  • 2005: Nova Iguaçu: 0: (0)
  • 2006–2007: Miami FC: 49: (7)
  • Total: : 479: (74)
  • 1989–1998: Brazil: 57: (7)
  • 2006–2009: Miami FC
  • 2011: Nova Iguaçu
  • 2015–2016: Vasco da Gama (assistant)

Zinho was born in 1967 and started his career at Flamengo. He played for Palmeiras, Cruzeiro, Grêmio and Yokohama before joining Corinthians in 2003. Zinho is a left winger who can also play as an attacking midfielder.

He has won two Brazilian titles with Corinthians and one Copa Libertadores with Cruzeiro. Zinho was called up to the Brazil national team in 2002 but did not make any appearances until 2007 when he scored against Chile at the 2007 Copa America Centenario tournament .

In 2013 Zinho announced his retirement from football after 14 years of playing professionally Zinho was a midfielder for Brazilian club Flamengo and also played for Nova Iguaçu in Brazil before he signed with Miami FC. 

Zinho made his international debut in 1989 and went on to play 57 times for Brazil, including at the FIFA World Cup where they won in 1994.

After leaving Miami FC, Zinho became an assistant manager of Vasco da Gama before rejoining former club Flamengo as their new coach in 2017.

11. Romário


Romário Career

  • 1979–1980: Olaria
  • 1981–1985: Vasco da Gama
  • 1985–1988: Vasco da Gama
  • 1988–1993: PSV Eindhoven
  • 1993–1995: Barcelona
  • 1995–1996: Flamengo
  • 1996–1997: Valencia
  • 1997: Flamengo (loan)
  • 1998–1999: Flamengo
  • 2000–2002: Vasco da Gama
  • 2002–2004: Fluminense
  • 2003: Al Sadd (loan)
  • 2005–2006: Vasco da Gama
  • 2006: Miami FC
  • 2006: Adelaide United (loan)
  • 2007: Vasco da Gama
  • 2009: America-RJ
  • 1985: Brazil U20
  • 1988: Brazil U23
  • 1987–2005: Brazil
  • 2007: Vasco da Gama (interim)
  • 2008: Vasco da Gama

Romário is a Brazilian politician and former football player who served two terms as the Mayor of Rio de Janeiro from 1995 to 2001. In 2002, Romário ran for the Brazilian Senate, but lost in the first round of voting.

He was re-elected in 2006, 2010 and 2014. As a Senator, Romário has focused on issues such as education reform, infrastructure development, and fighting corruption. 

In September 2015, Romário announced his candidacy for President of Brazil in the upcoming election year; he ended up losing to current president Rodrigo Pacheco by over 10 million votes in October 2016 elections.

Romário is a Brazilian politician who has served in both the Chamber of Deputies and as the Mayor of Rio de Janeiro. 

He was born on 29 January 1966, and first entered politics in 2001 when he was elected to the Federal Senate for Pode (the political party he currently represents). 

In 2009, Romário won election to Rio's City Council, serving until 2011 when he was elected to Brazil's Chamber of Deputies as a PL representative.

His tenure in Congress has been controversial; most notably, his involvement with corruption allegations surrounding state-run oil company Petrobras. 

On 1 February 2015, Romários resigned from his seat following accusations that he had accepted bribes while mayor of Rio de Janeiro between 1995 and 2000 - an allegation that he denies. 

Since leaving office, Romario has continued working as a senator; however, on 16 October 2018 it was announced that he would not be seeking re-election at the next elections due to health concerns.

Also Played For: brazil barcelona best football players, psv

12. Tita


  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1977–1982: Flamengo: 78: (22)
  • 1983: Grêmio: 18: (12)
  • 1983–1985: Flamengo: 23: (7)
  • 1985–1986: Internacional: 17: (7)
  • 1987: Vasco da Gama: -: (-)
  • 1987–1988: Bayer Leverkusen: 21: (10)
  • 1988–1989: Pescara: 27: (9)
  • 1989–1990: Vasco da Gama: 7: (2)
  • 1990–1994: León: 115: (54)
  • 1994–1995: Puebla: 21: (8)
  • 1995–1996: León: 42: (27)
  • 1997–1998: Comunicaciones: 11: (6)
  • 1979–1990: Brazil: 32: (6)
  • 2000: Vasco da Gama
  • 2001: Americano
  • 2002: Urawa Red Diamonds
  • 2002: El Paso Patriots
  • 2003: América (RJ)
  • 2004: Bangu
  • 2005: Caxias
  • 2005: Remo
  • 2006: CFZ do Rio
  • 2006: Resende
  • 2007: Tupi
  • 2007: Macaé
  • 2008: Vasco da Gama
  • 2009: América de Natal
  • 2010: Volta Redonda
  • 2010–2011: León
  • 2012: Necaxa
  • 2016: Macaé[1]
  • 2016: Macaé[2]
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Tita is a Brazilian attacking midfielder who played for several top clubs in his country. He was part of the León team that won promotion to La Liga in 1995 and helped them reach the Copa del Rey final two years later.

He also represented Puebla, León again and Flamengo before retiring at the age of 40. Tita made 54 appearances for Leon between 1994 and 1995 alone, scoring 27 goals during this time including one on his debut against Racing de Santander in February 1994.

After hanging up his boots he took up coaching duties with first Atlético-PR then Morelia before eventually moving into management with Botafogo Brasil where he currently resides as manager Tita was born in Brazil on December 5, 1966. Tita began her managerial career with Vasco da Gama in 2000.

She led the club to two consecutive Brazilian Championship titles and also took them to the Copa Libertadores final where they lost 1-0 against Boca Juniors. 

In 2001, she joined Americano as their manager and achieved immediate success; leading them to victory in both of their opening matches in the 2002.

Campeonato Brasileiro season and then retaining their crown by winning promotion to the Série A league for 2003 – becoming only the second woman ever (after Luzhniki Mariya Petrovna Novozhanayeva) to manage a professional football team at a top level in South America.

After leaving Americano, Tita spent 2004 managing América (RJ), before being appointed director of football at Bangu midway through 2005 – during which time they reached the 2006 Taça Guanabara Final but were defeated 2-1 by Atlético Mineiro after extra time. 

Returning full-time as manager of Vasco da Gama for 2006/2007, Tita guided her side back into Serie A after initially falling out of contention due to financial irregularities made public by club president.

Eurico Miranda Jr.; eventually finished 10th overall with 48 points from 38 games played across all competitions despite key players such as André Santos departing during this period including Raul Meireles who moved on loan firstly to Porto and later Manchester United FC; whilst Cristiano Ronaldo joined Inter Milan for £32 million ($47m).

From 2007 until 2009 she managed León consecutively before returning once again as boss of Vasco da Gama from 2010 until 2011. 

When she left citing personal reasons although rumours circulated that her departure may have been linked with dissatisfaction over transfer dealings undertaken during her tenure there including those involving Robinho (£32 million/$47m) and Hulk (£24 million/$37m).

13. Júlio César


Júlio César Career

  • 1991–1997: Flamengo
  • 1997–2005: Flamengo
  • 2005: Chievo
  • 2005–2012: Inter Milan
  • 2012–2014: Queens Park Rangers
  • 2014: Toronto FC (loan)
  • 2014–2017: Benfica
  • 2018: Flamengo
  • 1995: Brazil U17
  • 2004–2014: Brazil

Júlio César is a Brazilian goalkeeper who has played for Flamengo, Chievo and Inter Milan. Júlio César was part of the Brazil squad that won the Copa América in 2007.

In 2012, he joined Inter Milan and helped them win the Serie A title that year. Júlio César moved to Queens Park Rangers on loan in 2014 but returned to Benfica two years later.

He rejoined Toronto FC on a permanent basis at the start of 2017 after his spell with Benfica came to an end. Júlio César is 1m87 tall and wears number 3 shirt for Brazil national team.* 7.[3] Júlio César is a world-renowned goalkeeper and captain of Flamengo.

Júlio César has represented Brazil at the international level on numerous occasions, winning Copa América in 2004 and 2013 as well as Confederations Cup in 2009. Júlio César was also part of the Brazilian team that won the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 1995, finishing runner-up to Ecuador two years later.

In 2011, he led Flamengo to their first title since 2002, remaining undefeated throughout the season while keeping 19 clean sheets en route to victory. 

Currently playing for Flamengo's senior side, Júlio César has helped them secure back-to-back titles - this year's Brasileirão championship being his fourth league crown with the club overall - and be crowned South American champions for a record sixth time (the previous five coming with Vasco da Gama).

Alongside his footballing commitments, Júlio Cesar is also an ambassador for several charities including UNICEF Brazil and Sant’Egidio – both organisations which have benefitted from his involvement in fundraising events organised by him or through Flamengo itself over recent years.

Also Played For: toronto fc

14. Juan


Juan Career

  • 1989–1996: Flamengo
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1996–2002: Flamengo: 75: (5)
  • 2002–2007: Bayer Leverkusen: 139: (10)
  • 2007–2012: Roma: 118: (9)
  • 2012–2015: Internacional: 69: (4)
  • 2016–2019: Flamengo: 27: (0)
  • Total: : 428: (28)
  • 1995–1996: Brazil U-17: 6: (2)
  • 1997–1999: Brazil U-20: 5: (0)
  • 2001–2010: Brazil: 79: (7)
  • 2020–: Flamengo (technical manager)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Juan is a Brazilian centre-back who has played for Flamengo and Atlético Madrid in his career. Juan made his senior debut with Flamengo in 1989 at the age of 18 and went on to make over 200 appearances for the club.

In 1996, Juan transferred to Atlético Madrid where he helped them win La Liga title in 1998–99 season. After four seasons at Atlético Madrid, Juan moved back to Brazil and joined São Paulo FC in 2001. 

During his time with São Paulo, Juan won two Brasileirao titles (2005 and 2009) as well as Copa Libertadores (2003).

In 2012, Juan signed for Spanish side Valencia CF after being released by São Paulo FC that year due to financial problems within the club.[1] At 36 years old, it was announced that Juan would retire from professional football at the end of the 2014–15 season.

On 1 July 2015, it was announced that Fernando Reges had been appointed manager of Valencia CF[3], leading some media outlets[4][5] to speculate whether or not this could mean an imminent return for Javier Mascherano.

Which eventually did not happen; however, Mascherano's contract expired on 30 June 2016 meaning he could have left during this window without having played a single game.

15. Wallace Reis da Silva


Wallace Reis da Silva Career

  • 2003–2007: Vitória
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2008–2010: Vitória: 147: (11)
  • 2011–2012: Corinthians: 57: (1)
  • 2013–2016: Flamengo: 168: (7)
  • 2016–2018: Grêmio: 18: (0)
  • 2017: → Gaziantepspor (loan): 14: (0)
  • 2017–2018: → Vitória (loan): 24: (2)
  • 2018–2020: Göztepe: 54: (2)
  • 2020–: Vitória: 80: (1)
  • 2022–: → Brusque (loan): 15: (1)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 25 July 2020

Wallace Reis da Silva is a Brazilian central defender who currently plays for Brusque on loan from Vitória. Wallace made his professional debut in 2006 with Corinthians, and went on to make over 200 appearances for the club across all competitions.

In 2012, Wallace joined Dutch side FC Twente on a season-long loan deal. He played an instrumental role in helping FC Twente reach the Eredivisie title that season. 

Wallace returned to Corinthians at the end of his stint with FC Twente and has since been a regular fixture in their defence, captaining them during the 2017 Copa Libertadores campaign.

Wallace is also one of Brazil's most capped players, having played 43 times for his country between 2007 and 2017 inclusive.

Wallace Reis da Silva is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Grêmio. Wallace Reis da Silva started his career at Vitória before moving to Corinthians in 2008. Wallace Reis da Silva spent time on loan at Gaziantepspor and Grêmio between 2016 and 2018, scoring 14 goals in total.

Wallace Reis da Silva joined Göztepe permanently from Vitória in 2020, but he has already announced his intention to leave the club after two seasons. In February 2021, Wallace Reisda signed for Brusque on a one-year loan deal.

16. Felipe


Felipe Career

  • 1999–2003: Vitória
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2003–2005: Vitória: 20: (0)
  • 2005: São Caetano: 0: (0)
  • 2006–2007: Bragantino: 0: (0)
  • 2006: → Portuguesa (loan): 16: (0)
  • 2007–2010: Corinthians: 108: (0)
  • 2010–2011: Olé Brasil: 0: (0)
  • 2010: → Sporting Braga (loan): 12: (0)
  • 2011–2014: Flamengo: 150: (0)
  • 2015–2016: Figueirense: 2: (0)
  • 2016–2017: Bragantino: 46: (0)
  • 2018: Uberlândia: 6: (0)
  • 2018–2020: Kisvárda: 44: (0)
  • 2020–: Botafogo-PB: 14: (0)
  • 1999: Brazil U-15: :
  • 2000: Brazil U-16: :
  • 2001: Brazil U-17: 7: (0)
  • 2002: Brazil U-18: :
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 17:07, 5 April 2021 (UTC)

Felipe is a goalkeeper who has played for Botafogo-PB in Brazil. Felipe made his professional debut with Vitória in 2003 and went on to play for São Caetano between 2005 and 2007.

In 2007, Felipe joined Botafogo-PB permanently and has been their first choice keeper ever since. Felipe is known for being very consistent both at club level and internationally, having represented Brazil at U20 level as well as the full national team.

Felipe was part of the Brazilian squad that finished fourth at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, keeping clean sheets in all three group stage matches against England, Algeria and Slovenia combined. 

In 2013,Felipe won his first title with Botafogo by winning the Copa do Brasil final against Fluminense 1–0 after extra time; this was his second consecutive cup victory following silverware from 2012's Campeonato Carioca (State Championship).

Currently captain of Botafogo-PB, he will be hoping to lead them back to domestic glory next year when they compete in Brasileirão Serie A –the top flight of the Brazilian football championship which runs across 20 teams (compete concurrently.

The Latin American Champions League). 8 He also competes regularly for Brazil in international tournaments like the Confederations Cup where he helped them reach the semi-finals.

Before bowing out to Spain 2–1 on penalties following a goalless 120 minutes played over two legs; additionally, he lifted gold medals as part of Brazil’s Olympic Team at Athens 2004 & Beijing 2008 games respectively making him one goalkeeping legend.

9 Finally lastly despite already having an incredible career spanning over 10 years now it seems likely that we might yet see some more silverware come Felipes way including possibly even another major trophy such as FIFA Club World Champion.

17. Réver


Réver Career

  • 2003–2004: Paulista
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2004–2009: Paulista: 77: (4)
  • 2007–2008: → Al-Wahda (loan): 10: (0)
  • 2008: → Grêmio (loan): 35: (2)
  • 2009–2010: Grêmio: 48: (5)
  • 2010: VfL Wolfsburg: 0: (0)
  • 2010–2014: Atlético Mineiro: 146: (19)
  • 2015–2018: Internacional: 30: (2)
  • 2016–2018: → Flamengo (loan): 99: (9)
  • 2019–: Atlético Mineiro: 120: (5)
  • 2010–2013: Brazil: 8: (1)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 14 November 2022

Réver started his career in 2003 with Paulista. He made his debut for Internacional in 2015 and has since played over 100 matches for the club. Réver is a centre-back who mainly defends the back four, but can also play as a defensive midfielder or winger when needed.

He has been nicknamed ‘Reveco’ by Atlético Mineiro fans because of his resemblance to Brazilian defender Reveco da Silva, who currently plays for Palmeiras (Réver’s former team). 

Réver was named in Brazil's provisional 30-man squad for the 2018 World Cup, but did not make the final 23 due to injury problems.[3] Réver started his career with Paulista, where he made 77 appearances and scored 4 goals.

Réver then moved to Al-Wahda on loan for the 2007 season, scoring 10 times in 10 appearances. In 2008, Réver joined Grêmio on a loan deal and helped them win the Brasileirão title that year. 

After leaving Grêmio in 2010, Réver signed for VfL Wolfsburg but never made an appearance for them due to injury. He then returned to Brazil and signed with Internacional in 2015 before joining Flamengo on a loan deal in 2016 which lasted until 2018 when he rejoined Atlético Mineiro permanently.

With 117 apps (118 including this current campaign) and 120 league goals over 5 seasons with Atlético Mineiro - including 99 games at Flamengo - it is safe to say that Réver is one of the most successful strikers Brazilian football has ever seen.

18. Leônidas

Leônidas Career

  • 1927–1929: São Cristóvão
  • 1929–1930: Syrio e Libanez
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1930: Syrio e Libanez[2][3]: 5: (5)
  • 1931–1932: Bonsucesso[2][4][5]: 39: (23)
  • 1933: Peñarol[6][7]: 16: (11)
  • 1934: Vasco da Gama[2][8]: 4: (1)
  • 1935–1936: Botafogo[2][9]: 19: (8)
  • 1936–1942: Flamengo[10]: 88: (89)
  • 1943–1950: São Paulo[11]: 120: (93)
  • Total: : 291: (230)
  • 1932–1946: Brazil: 19: (21)

Leônidas was one of the most legendary footballers in history, and is widely regarded as one of the best ever to play the game. He started his career with São Cristóvão in 1930, before moving on to Syrio e Libanez two years later.

Leônidas was a prolific goalscorer during his time playing for various teams around Brazil and Europe, including Santos and Real Madrid respectively. After ending his playing career in 1970, Leônidas went into coaching where he led several Brazilian sides to success including Botafogo and Flamengo.

Leônidas died at the age of 90 after a long illness, leaving behind a legacy as one of Brazil's all-time greats Footballer Leônidas was a Brazilian striker who played for several clubs in his country and internationally. He is best known for playing with Flamengo, where he won the Copa Libertadores twice.

Leônidas also represented Brazil at the FIFA World Cup once, in 1938. After retiring from football, he worked as a coach and manager at various clubs across Brazil and Europe. In 2003, Leônidas was inducted into the Brazilian Football Hall of Fame.

19. Giorgian de Arrascaeta


Giorgian de Arrascaeta Career

  • 2007–2012: Defensor Sporting
  • 2012–2014: Defensor Sporting
  • 2015–2018: Cruzeiro
  • 2019: Flamengo
  • 2012–2013: Uruguay U20
  • 2014: Uruguay

Giorgian de Arrascaeta is an attacking midfielder who currently plays for Flamengo. 

De Arrascaeta first emerged as a goal-scoring threat with Defensor Sporting in Uruguay before moving to Brazil and then to Flamengo in 2016.

De Arrascaeta has been capped at international level by Uruguay, making his debut in 2015 and playing at the 2017 Copa America. Despite being relatively young, De Arrascaeta has played a significant role for both club and country over the past two seasons.

Giorgian de Arrascaeta is a versatile midfielder who has played for both club and country. De Arrascaeta started his career at Uruguayan side Defensor Sporting before moving to Brazilian side Cruzeiro in 2012. 

He made 38 appearances for Cruzeiro over the course of two seasons, scoring 10 goals along the way before joining Flamengo in 2019.

The versatile midfielder has represented Uruguay at youth international level, winning medals at both the South American U-20 Championship and FIFA U-20 World Cup tournaments. 

With Flamengo, he's competed in Brazil’s top flight league – Serie A – where he has made nine appearances so far this season as they sit third in the table standings.

20. Francisco Reyes


  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1960–1962: Presidente Hayes[1]: :
  • 1963–1966: Olimpia: :
  • 1964: → River Plate (loan): 0: (0)
  • 1966–1967: Atlético de Madrid: 0: (0)
  • 1967–1973: Flamengo: 74: (3)
  • 1969: → Campo Grande (loan): 11: (3)
  • 1974–1975: Olimpia: :
  • 1961–1966: Paraguay: 13: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Francisco Reyes was born on July 4, 1941 in Asunción, Paraguay. He played for several teams during his career including Club Olimpia and River Plate. He died on July 31, 1976 after a car accident in Asunción, Paraguay.

Francisco Reyes is remembered as one of the greatest midfielders and defenders to play in Paraguayan football history Francisco Reyes was a Paraguayan footballer who played for River Plate and Atlético de Madrid in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

He is most famous for his time at River Plate, where he won three Primera Division titles (1959, 1961, 1962) and two Copa Libertadores (1962, 1963). After leaving River Plate in 1966, Reyes had short spells with Flamengo (1967-1973), Campo Grande (1974-1975) and Olimpia before retiring from football in 1975.

21. Sinforiano García


  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1944: Atlético Corrales: :
  • 1945–1948: Cerro Porteño: :
  • 1949–1958: Flamengo: 276: (0)
  • 1945–1949: Paraguay: 20: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Sinforiano García was a goalkeeper who played for Paraguay in the 1950s and 1960s. He is best known for his time with Club Atlético River Plate, where he won four Primera División championships (1955, 1957, 1959, 1961) and two Copa Libertadores (1959, 1962).

After retiring from playing professionally, García served as goalkeeping coach at several clubs in Argentina and Chile. Sinforiano García passed away on October 11th 2016 at the age of 98 after a long illness. Sinforiano García was born in Corrales, Buenos Aires on October 14th, 1922.

He started his career at Atlético Corrales before moving to Cerro Porteño in 1949. Sinforiano played for Flamengo from 1958-1962 and won a total of 276 titles with the club including two Copa Libertadores (in 1959 and 1960). 

After retiring from football, Sinforiano went into coaching and led several teams including Independiente (1985), Racing Club de Avellaneda (1991–1992) and River Plate (2004).

In 2007, he was named as Argentina's National Coach for the 2006 World Cup but resigned just three months later after poor results were recorded during friendlies against Spain and Denmark.

22. Rodinei


Rodinei Career

  • 2011–2012: Avaí
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2009: Videira: :
  • 2010: Porto-SC: :
  • 2011–2014: Avaí: 0: (0)
  • 2012: → Marcílio Dias (loan): 7: (0)
  • 2012–2013: → Corinthians (loan): 1: (0)
  • 2013: → CRAC (loan): 17: (0)
  • 2014: → Penapolense (loan): 16: (0)
  • 2014: → Ponte Preta (loan): 22: (2)
  • 2015: SEV Hortolândia: 0: (0)
  • 2015: → Ponte Preta (loan): 51: (0)
  • 2016–2022: Flamengo: 123: (6)
  • 2020–2021: → Internacional (loan): 37: (2)
  • 2023–: Olympiacos: 2: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 18:00, 8 January 2023 (UTC)

Rodinei was born in Brazil and started his career with Avaí. Rodinei joined Olympiacos in the summer of 2018 and has made 23 appearances for them so far this season.

Rodinei is a right back and usually plays on the left side of defence for Olympiacos, but he can also play as a centre back or defensive midfielder if needed. Rodinei is good at distribution from the back, making him an important part of Olympiacos' set-up defensively.

Rodinei has represented Brazil at youth levels, but hasn't yet made his senior debut for them. Rodinei is a Brazilian midfielder who currently plays for Flamengo. 

Rodinei has played for several clubs throughout his career, including Avaí and Corinthians. He was loaned to Marcílio Dias in 2012, before joining Penapolense the following year.

Rodinei rejoined Ponte Preta on a permanent deal in 2014, where he has since made over 200 appearances. In 2020, Rodinei moved abroad to sign with Internacional, after being loaned by Flamengo earlier that year. He returned to Brazil in 2021 and signed for Olympiacos two months later.

23. Éverton Ribeiro


Éverton Ribeiro Career

  • : Santa Isabel FC
  • 2001–2007: Corinthians
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2007–2011: Corinthians: 14: (0)
  • 2008–2011: → São Caetano (loan): 99: (8)
  • 2011–2013: Coritiba: 66: (14)
  • 2013–2015: Cruzeiro: 88: (19)
  • 2015–2017: Al-Ahli: 60: (17)
  • 2017–: Flamengo: 234: (27)
  • 2009: Brazil U20[4]: 4: (0)
  • 2014–: Brazil: 22: (3)

Ribeiro is a Brazilian attacking midfielder who currently plays for Flamengo. Corinthians in 2007 and went on to make over 140 appearances for the club before joining Flamengo in 2018.

Flamengo. With Brazil having been drawn into the Copa America Centenario, Éverton will be looking to help his country reach the final stages of the tournament after failing to do so at both World Cup tournaments he has participated in (2014 & 2018).

Outside of football, Éverton enjoys spending time with friends and family as well as playing video games; two passions that he shares with many other professional athletes nowadays.

24. Dequinha


  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1946: Potiguar de Mossoró: :
  • 1947–1949: ABC: :
  • 1950: América-PE[1]: 2: (0)
  • 1950–1961: Flamengo[2]: 203: (6)
  • 1961: Botafogo: 0: (0)
  • 1962: Campo Grande[3]: 13: (0)
  • 1963: América-PE: :
  • 1954–1956: Brazil: 7: (0)
  • 1970–1972: Sergipe
  • 1973: Desportiva Ferroviária
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

José Mendonça dos Santos was a Brazilian defensive midfielder who played for clubs in his homeland and abroad. Dequinha made his senior debut with Potiguar de Mossoró in 1946, before joining ABC two years later.

After leaving Brazil to play for Spanish side Valencia CF, he rejoined ABC in 1957 where he spent the remainder of his playing career. Dequinha won three Campeonato Brasileiro titles (1947, 1948, 1949) and also represented Brazil at international level on multiple occasions during the late 1940s and early 1950s.

Having retired from professional football following the 1958 season, Dequinha went on to manage various lower-league sides in Brazil until his death aged 69 years old in 1997 Dequinha was a Brazilian attacking midfielder who spent his entire international career with Flamengo. 

He won the Copa Libertadores in 1962 and 1963, as well as two Brazil Cups (1954 and 1955).

Dequinha also played for Botafogo, Campo Grande, and Sergipe during his club career. After retiring from playing professionally, Dequinha served as manager of Desportiva Ferroviária in 1973.

25. Antônio Rondinelli


  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1971–1981: Flamengo: 116: (2)
  • 1981: Corinthians: 12: (0)
  • 1982–1983: Vasco: 14: (1)
  • 1984: Atlético-PR: 5: (0)
  • 1985: Paysandu: 2: (0)
  • 1986: Bonsucesso: –: (–)
  • 1979–1980: Brazil: 3: (0)
  • : Vila Nova
  • : CFZ do Rio
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Antônio Rondinelli was born in São José do Rio Pardo, Brazil on April 26th 1954. He began his career at Flamengo before moving to Corinthians in 1981 where he would play for 12 years.

Rondinelli is a defender and has played 116 games for Flamengo and 12 for Corinthians overall. Antônio won the Brazilian Championship with Corinthians in 1984 and was also part of the side that reached the Copa Libertadores final later that same year, losing 1-0 to River Plate.

In 1988, he helped Brazil win their first ever Confederations Cup title after playing every single minute of their campaign as they reached the semi-finals only to be beaten by Italy on penalties following a 0-0 draw in the final stages of Group A play.

26. Rodrigo Caio


Rodrigo Caio Career

  • 2005–2013: São Paulo
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2011–2018: São Paulo: 212: (11)
  • 2019–: Flamengo: 99: (3)
  • 2012: Brazil U20: 4: (1)
  • 2014: Brazil U21: 5: (2)
  • 2015–2016: Brazil U23: 6: (1)
  • 2016–: Brazil: 5: (0)

Rodrigo Caio is a 29-year old Brazilian centre back who currently plays for Flamengo. Rodrigo Caio started his career with São Paulo in the 2005 season, and went on to make over 100 appearances for the club before moving to Flamengo in 2017.

In total, Rodrigo Caio has made over 200 appearances in his senior career and helped Brazil win the Copa America Centenario in 2016. Rodrigo Caio is known as an excellent defender and has been praised for his leadership qualities by many pundits.

With over 10 years of experience at professional level, Rodrigo Caio looks set to continue playing at a high level for some time yet Rodrigo Caio is a Brazilian professional footballer who currently plays for São Paulo. He made his senior international debut in 2016, and has since represented Brazil at the Olympics twice.

Rodrigo Caio started his career with Flamengo, before moving to São Paulo in 2011. In 2018 he was named club captain of Sao Paulo and led them to their sixth league title that season. 

Rodrigo Caio scored three goals during Fluminense's run to the Campeonato Brasileiro Finals in 2019-20; they eventually lost out on the title by two points after drawing 2-2 against Botafogo in the final game of the season.

27. Filipe Luís


Filipe Luís Career

  • 1995–2003: Figueirense
  • 2003–2005: Figueirense
  • 2004–2005: → Ajax (loan)
  • 2005–2008: Rentistas
  • 2005–2006: → Real Madrid B (loan)
  • 2006–2008: → Deportivo La Coruña (loan)
  • 2008–2010: Deportivo La Coruña
  • 2010–2014: Atlético Madrid
  • 2014–2015: Chelsea
  • 2015–2019: Atlético Madrid
  • 2019–: Flamengo
  • 2009–2019: Brazil

Filipe Luís is a Brazilian left back who joined Flamengo in the 2018 season. He started his career with Figueirense before moving to Ajax on loan for two seasons.

In 2006, Filipe signed for Real Madrid B where he spent two seasons before returning to Figueirense in 2008. He made 49 appearances for Figueirense between 2003 and 2005, helping them win promotion to Brazil's top flight in 2004 and 2005 respectively.

After leaving Figueirense, Filipe rejoined Ajax on another short-term loan deal, this time spending a year at the Amsterdam club before returning to Real Madrid B again in 2007. 

In 2008, Filipe moved abroad once more as he joined Spanish side Rentistas where he played until 2011 when he returned to Brazil and Flamengo.

Also Played For: atlético de madrid

28. Bruno Henrique


Bruno Henrique Career

  • 2012: Cruzeiro
  • 2012: Uberlândia (loan)
  • 2013–2015: Uberlândia
  • 2014: Itumbiara (loan)
  • 2015–2016: Goiás
  • 2016–2017: VfL Wolfsburg
  • 2017–2019: Santos
  • 2019: Flamengo
  • 2019: Brazil
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 19:37, 30 June 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 11 September 2019

Bruno Henrique is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays for Flamengo. He has previously played for Palmeiras, Atlético-MG and Santos Laguna in Brazil.

In international football, he has represented his country at under-17, under-20 and senior levels. After impressing with Flamengo during the 2018 season, Bruno Henrique was named captain of the team in 2019. 

He can also play as a forward or winger and is known for his pace and dribbling ability。 Bruno Henrique is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays for Flamengo.

Bruno Henriel was born on 10 November 1990 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He started his career at Uberlândia before joining Goiás in 2013 where he made 49 appearances and scored 12 goals over three seasons. 

In January 2016, he joined VfL Wolfsburg on loan but failed to make an impact there and returned to Goiás two months later without playing a single game for the club. 

In 2017, Bruno transferred to Santos where he has since played 69 times and scored 40 goals - making him the club's all-time leading scorer alongside Neymar Jr.

On 9 September 2019, he represented Brazil at the World Cup qualification match against Chile which they won 2-1 with his teammate Arthur Melo scoring one of the goals.

29. Diego Alves


Diego Alves Career

  • 2001–2003: Botafogo-SP
  • 2004: Atlético Mineiro
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2004–2007: Atlético Mineiro: 54: (0)
  • 2007–2011: Almería: 123: (0)
  • 2011–2017: Valencia: 146: (0)
  • 2017–2022: Flamengo: 151: (0)
  • 2008: Brazil U23: 2: (0)
  • 2011–2017: Brazil: 10: (0)

Diego Alves started his career with Botafogo-SP in 2001 before moving to Atlético Mineiro the following year. He was part of the Atlético Mineiro side that won both the Série A and Copa Libertadores titles in 2006, as well as being runners up in 2007.

In 2008, Diego Alves moved to Barcelona for €25 million and stayed there until 2013 when he joined Manchester City for £32 million. 

After two seasons at Manchester City, where they reached the UEFA Champions League Final but lost on penalties to Bayern Munich, Diego Alves signed for Flamengo on a three-year deal in January 2017.

Diego Alves is one of Brazil's most successful goalkeepers having played over 150 games across all competitions since making his debut aged just 18 years old back in 2004 and held records including appearances (154), clean sheets (50) and minutes played (29 853).

He has represented Brazil at every level from U17s through to full international status.[4] At club level he has also been capped by Atlético Madrid[5], FC Porto Valencia CF Chelsea FC,[8] PSG Ligue 1[9], Sporting CP,SL Benfica amongst others - amassing totals of 263 appearances and 47 goals throughout his career so far.

30. Paulo Victor


Paulo Victor Career

  • 1995–2004: Assisense
  • 2004–2007: Flamengo
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2007–2017: Flamengo: 94: (0)
  • 2008: → America-RJ (loan): 0: (0)
  • 2017: → Gaziantepspor (loan): 14: (0)
  • 2017–2021: Grêmio: 108: (0)
  • 2021–2022: Marítimo: 30: (0)
  • 2022–: Al-Ettifaq: 0: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 4 April 2022

Paulo Victor is a Brazilian goalkeeper who currently plays for Al-Ettifaq in Qatar. He started his career with Vasco da Gama, before moving to Europe and joining Marseille in 2007.

Paulo Victor spent three seasons at the Ligue 1 side before leaving for Qatari club Al-Ettifaq in 2013. In 2015, he helped Brazil win their first ever Copa America title as captain of the national team.

Paulo Victor has represented his country at international level on multiple occasions, most notably winning the Copa America in 2015.

He made his debut for Brazil aged just 18 and has since gone on to make over 100 appearances for his country Paulo Victor is a Brazilian footballer who has predominantly played for Flamengo in Brazil, but has also spent time on loan at America-RJ and Gaziantepspor.

At just over 100 appearances for Flamengo, Victor has been an ever-present for the club in his career so far. Having started out as a midfielder, Paulo Victor later switched to defence before settling into his current position of centre back. 

Known for being very aggressive when defending,Victor is often seen as one of the best defenders in Brazil currently. With 108 goals throughout his career thus far, Victors prolific goal scoring record speaks volumes about his abilities both offensively and defensively – he’s truly a complete player.

Although he will likely continue playing with Flamengo until 2021 at least, it wouldn’t be surprising to see him move abroad in the future if opportunities arise – Paulo Victor definitely has something special to offer.

31. Adriano


Adriano Career

  • 1997–1999: Flamengo
  • 2000–2001: Flamengo
  • 2001–2002: Inter Milan
  • 2002:  Fiorentina (loan)
  • 2002–2004: Parma
  • 2004–2009: Inter Milan
  • 2008:  São Paulo (loan)
  • 2009–2010: Flamengo
  • 2010–2011: Roma
  • 2011–2012: Corinthians
  • 2012: Flamengo
  • 2014: Atlético Paranaense
  • 2016: Miami United
  • 1999: Brazil U17
  • 2001–2002: Brazil U20
  • 2000–2010: Brazil

Adriano is a Brazilian striker who has played for several top-flight clubs in Europe. Adriano made his professional debut with Flamengo in 1997, and went on to play for Inter Milan, Parma and Fiorentina before joining São Paulo in 2010.

Adriano is known for his powerful shot and accurate passing ability, which has seen him score goals from all over the pitch. He was named Serie A Player of the Year in 2008–09 after scoring 29 goals in 32 appearances for São Paulo – a record at the time.

In December 2009, Adriano scored twice against Shakhtar Donetsk during Brazil's successful campaign at the Confederations Cup – helping his country reach their first ever semi-final appearance at a major tournament. 

After being linked with moves to Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona throughout 2011–12, Adriano signed an 18-month deal with Manchester City following their takeover by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

On 28 May 2013 he left Manchester City after failing to agree terms on a new contract. Senior club appearances only.

Also Played For: parma calcio 1913, football manager 2016

32. Bebeto


Bebeto Career

  • 1981: Bahia
  • 1981–1982: Vitória
  • 1982: Vitória
  • 1983–1989: Flamengo
  • 1989–1992: Vasco da Gama
  • 1992–1996: Deportivo de La Coruña
  • 1996: Flamengo
  • 1996–1997: Sevilla
  • 1997: Vitória
  • 1997: Cruzeiro
  • 1998–1999: Botafogo
  • 1999: Toros Neza
  • 2000: Kashima Antlers
  • 2000: Vitória
  • 2001: Vasco da Gama
  • 2002: Al-Ittihad
  • 1996: Brazil Olympic (O.P.)
  • 1985–1998: Brazil
  • 2009–2010: America (RJ)

Bebeto has held a number of political positions, most recently being member of the Legislative Assembly of Rio de Janeiro. He is affiliated with PODE (2017-present).

Bebeto was born in Bahia, Brazil in 1964 and has lived there all his life. He studied law at the Federal University of Bahia before embarking on a career as an attorney.

In 2001 he was elected to the State Legislative Assembly for Salvador, where he served until 2011. Bebeto first came to widespread attention when he became involved in politics as a candidate for PDT in 2009, running against then incumbent governor Sérgio Cabral.

After finishing second behind Cabral, Bebeto founded his own party - PODE - and ran again for governor in 2013 but lost once more to Sérgio Cabral. Since 2016 Bebeto has been a deputy representing Rio de Janeiro state in the National Congress.

Also Played For: deportivo de la coruña

33. Gerson


Gerson Career

  • 2012–2014: Fluminense
  • 2014–2016: Fluminense
  • 2016–2019: Roma
  • 2018–2019: Fiorentina (loan)
  • 2019–2021: Flamengo
  • 2021–2022: Marseille
  • 2023: Flamengo
  • 2015–2016: Brazil U20
  • 2021: Brazil U23
  • 2021: Brazil
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 20:48, 6 November 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 17

Gerson is a Brazilian midfielder who currently plays for Fluminense. Gerson has previously played for Flamengo in both youth and senior football, and was part of the squad that won the Copa do Brasil in 2018.

Gerson is primarily known as an attacking midfielder, but can also play at left-back or centre-back if required. Gerson has been capped by Brazil at under-17 level, and made his debut for the full national team in March 2019.

Gerson is highly rated within Fluminense's squad, with manager Renato Gaúcho describing him as "one of our most important players". 

In 2021, Gerson will join Olympique de Marseille on a season long loan from Flumineste Gerson is a Brazilian midfielder who has played for both Roma and Fiorentina.

He has also had loan spells at Marseille and Flamengo. Gerson is known for his explosive running ability, which he uses to break down defences. 

Gerson was born in Brazil but moved to Italy as a youngster, where he began his career with Fluminense before joining Roma in 2016. 

Gerson made an instant impact at Roma, helping the club win two Serie A titles during his time there.

He departed the club in 2019 after agreeing to join Fiorentina on loan; however, that move failed to materialize and he returned to Flamengo later that year. 

Gerson is currently committed to Flamengo until 2021, having helped the team qualify for the Copa Libertadores next season.

34. Everton


Everton Career

  • 2005–2007: Paraná
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2006–2008: Paraná: 70: (7)
  • 2008–2009: Desportivo Brasil: 0: (0)
  • 2008–2009: → Flamengo (loan): 47: (4)
  • 2010–2013: Tigres UANL: 15: (0)
  • 2011: → Botafogo (loan): 28: (1)
  • 2012: → Suwon Bluewings (loan): 29: (7)
  • 2013: → Athletico Paranaense (loan): 33: (3)
  • 2014–2018: Flamengo: 162: (24)
  • 2018–2020: São Paulo: 62: (8)
  • 2020–: Grêmio: 24: (2)
  • 2022: → Cuiabá (loan): 0: (0)
  • 2022–: → Ponte Preta (loan): 0: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 03:13, 25 November 2021 (UTC)

Everton is a Brazilian winger who has played for Flamengo, Ponte Preta and Grêmio. He joined Ponte Preta on loan from Grêmio in January 2017. Everton made his debut for Brazil in 2007 and has since appeared at FIFA World Cups in 2010 and 2014.

Everton was born on 11 December 1988 in Nortelândia, Brazil. He is 1'72 m (5 ft 7in) tall and plays as an attacking midfielder or winger for clubs such as Flamengo, Ponte Preta and Grêmio football clubs respectively Everton are a professional football club based in Liverpool, England.

They compete in the English Premier League. Everton's home ground is Goodison Park and they have played at this ground since 1892. Everton were formed in 1878 as St Domingo Blues, changing their name to Everton in 1881. The club reached the FA Cup final for the first time in 1914 but lost 2–1 to Manchester United.

During World War II, Everton were active both on and off the field, with many of their players serving overseas or playing for anti-fascist organizations such as The Specials or The Friends Provident Football Club Ltd (a wartime team). 

After the war, David Moyes led Everton to two successive top four finishes before being appointed manager of Manchester United; he was replaced by Ronald Koeman in 2016 and led them back into European competition for the first time since the 2007/08 season.

Where they finished 3rd place behind Real Madrid and Ajax Amsterdam respectively UEFA Champions League group stage appearances: 4 Player stats - including average position after every 90 minutes played, shot accuracy % from inside penalty area.

35. Obina


Obina Career

  • 2001: Vitória
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2002–2004: Vitória: 40: (19)
  • 2003: → Flu de Feira (loan): 0: (0)
  • 2003: → CRB (loan): -: (-)
  • 2005: Al-Ittihad: -: (-)
  • 2005–2010: Flamengo: 112: (28)
  • 2009: → Palmeiras (loan): 27: (12)
  • 2010: Atlético Mineiro: 24: (12)
  • 2011–2013: Shandong Luneng: 34: (15)
  • 2012: → Palmeiras (loan): 24: (2)
  • 2013: → Bahia (loan): 13: (3)
  • 2014: América Mineiro: 24: (13)
  • 2015–2016: Matsumoto Yamaga: 36: (6)
  • Total: : 334: (110)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 31 July 2018

Obina is a Brazilian striker who has played for Vitória and Atlético Mineiro in his career. Obina started off his career at Vitória before joining Atlético Mineiro in 2004.

He spent two seasons with the club, scoring 19 goals in 40 appearances. In 2006, Obina moved to Spain to play for Racing Santander but could not prevent them from being relegated from La Liga that season.

After one year out of football, Obina joined Botafogo on loan during the 2009 Brasileirão season where he scored six goals in 16 appearances helping them narrowly avoid relegation from Serie A that season.

On January 31st, 2013 Obina signed with Egyptian side Wadi Degla Club on a three-and-a-half year contract after impressing during trials held earlier that month.. At international level, Obina has represented Brazil at under-17s and under-20s levels before making his senior debut against Peru back in 2007.

36. Paolo Guerrero


Paolo Guerrero Career

  • 1992–2002: Alianza Lima
  • 2002–2003: Bayern Munich
  • 2002–2006: Bayern Munich II
  • 2004–2006: Bayern Munich
  • 2006–2012: Hamburger SV
  • 2012–2015: Corinthians
  • 2015–2018: Flamengo
  • 2018–2021: Internacional
  • 2022: Avaí
  • 2000–2001: Peru U17
  • 2004: Peru U23
  • 2004: Peru

Paolo Guerrero is a striker for Avaií who was born in Lima, Peru. He began his career with hometown club Alianza Lima before signing with Bayern Munich II in 2002.

Guerrero spent four seasons at Hamburger SV before joining Avaií in 2012. The 39-year-old has scored 46 goals in 137 appearances for his country and helped Peru qualify for their first World Cup since 1982 this year.

Paolo Guerrero will be looking to help Avaií reach the knockout stages of the tournament when they face Uruguay on 16 June 2018 Paolo Guerrero is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Corinthians and the Brazil national team.

He was born in Peru, but moved to Brazil as a teenager to start his professional career. In 2007, he helped Corinthians win the Copa Libertadores, becoming the first player from his country to do so. 

After again helping Corinthians win the Copa Libertadores in 2016, he signed with Flamengo at the end of that year.

He has also represented Brazil at two World Cups (2010 and 2014), as well as four Copa Américas (2007, 2011, 2013 and 2015). 

On 15 May 2019 he scored his 100th international goal in a friendly against Spain; this made him only the fourth player ever to score 100 goals for both club and country while playing primarily at left back or left midfield positions behind center forwards or number 10s.

Also Played For: hamburger sv, peru national football team

37. Michael


Michael Career

  • : Diamante Verde
  • 2016: Goiânia
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2015: Monte Cristo: 6: (0)
  • 2016: Goiânia: 7: (1)
  • 2017: Goianésia: 13: (5)
  • 2017–2019: Goiás: 118: (24)
  • 2020–2021: Flamengo: 69: (12)
  • 2022–: Al Hilal: 18: (4)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 15 October 2022

Michael is a forward for Al Hilal and he has been with the club since 2016. Michael started his career in Brazil before moving to Europe to play for Flamengo.

He was loaned out to Belgian side Anderlecht in 2017, where he made 26 appearances and scored six goals. In 2021, Michael signed a contract with Al Hilal that will keep him at the club until 2024.

He has so far made 43 appearances and scores 10 goals for them during this time period. Michael is known as an intelligent player who can create chances for himself or others by running at defenders or passing accurately through tight spaces.

Michael is one of several young Brazilian players currently playing in Europe, along with Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino among others, showing the potential of the national team on global stages in years to come.

38. Gustavo Cuéllar


Gustavo Cuéllar Career

  • 2008–2009: Deportivo Cali
  • 2009–2016: Deportivo Cali
  • 2014–2016: Junior (loan)
  • 2016–2019: Flamengo
  • 2019: Al-Hilal
  • 2009: Colombia U17
  • 2011: Colombia U20
  • 2015: Colombia

Gustavo Cuéllar is a Colombian footballer who currently plays for Al-Hilal. He first played professional football with Deportivo Cali in 2009 and has since made over 118 appearances for the club.

Cuéllar has also represented his country at U20, U23 and senior level, including appearing in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Having reached the quarterfinals of the World Cup in 2014, Cuéllar is one of Colombia's most famous players.

In all he has scored eight times in senior international competition, most notably against Argentina during their friendly earlier this year which ended 1–1 after extra time [1]. 6.[2] Gustavo Cuéllar is a Colombian footballer who plays for Brazilian club Al-Hilal.

He started his career with hometown club Atlético Nacional, but spent most of his time on loan at Flamengo and then Al-Hilal in Brazil. 

Gustavo made his international debut for Colombia in 2009 and has since played at Copa América tournaments every two years. In total, he has made 78 appearances for the national team, scoring 74 goals along the way.

Also Played For: saudi pro league

39. Matheuzinho


Matheuzinho Career

  • 2019–2020: Flamengo
  • 2018–2019: Londrina
  • 2020: Flamengo
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 09:10, 12 December 2022 (UTC)

Matheuzinho is a young Brazilian defender who has been playing for Londrina since he was young. Matheus is an exciting, up-and-coming player with great potential and plenty of upside.

Matheuzinho has enjoyed some good performances for Londrina this season, and his skills are sure to be appreciated by bigger clubs in the future. 

He is very strong defensively and can make vital interceptions when needed, as well as provide support going forward from the backline.

Matheuzinho will need to continue putting in consistent performances if he wants to move up the ranks at Londrina; however, there's no doubt that his talent level is high enough to warrant further development at a higher level soon. 

Matheuzinho is a very talented midfielder who has played for Flamengo since the 2019-2020 season.

He has been in great form this year and his contribution to Flamengo's success has been invaluable. Matheuzinho is an excellent passer of the ball and he always tries to make things happen on the pitch. 

He is also good at creating chances for his team mates, which makes him an important member of the squad. Matheuzinho is a hard worker who never gives up on a challenge and he will be crucial for Flamengo as they look to win more trophies in future seasons.

His ability to read the game well means that he can create chances for himself or others even under pressure situations, making him an extremely dangerous player with plenty of potential ahead of him.

40. Edílson

Edílson Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1990: Industrial: 0: (0)
  • 1991–1992: Tanabi: 0: (0)
  • 1992: Guarani: 33: (11)
  • 1993–1997: Palmeiras: 41: (18)
  • 1994–1995: → Benfica (loan): 31: (17)
  • 1996–1997: → Kashiwa Reysol (loan): 54: (44)
  • 1997–2000: Corinthians: 57: (20)
  • 2000–2003: Flamengo: 60: (18)
  • 2002: → Cruzeiro (loan): 0: (0)
  • 2002–2003: → Kashiwa Reysol (loan): 16: (7)
  • 2004: Vitória: 35: (19)
  • 2004–2005: Al Ain: 20: (22)
  • 2005: São Caetano: 27: (7)
  • 2006: Vasco da Gama: 10: (0)
  • 2006: Nagoya Grampus: 0: (0)
  • 2007: Vitória: 9: (1)
  • 2010: Bahia: 27: (2)
  • 2016: Taboão da Serra: 0: (0)
  • Total: : 411: (176)
  • 1993–2002: Brazil: 21: (6)

Edílson is a Brazilian striker who played for clubs in his home country and abroad. He started his career at industrial side Tanabi before joining Palmeiras in 1992.

Edílson spent two seasons on loan at Benfica, scoring 31 goals in total. After leaving Palmeiras, Edílson joined Corinthians where he won the Brasileiro title twice (1997, 2000).

In 2003, he moved to Cruzeiro on a short-term deal before returning to Kashiwa Reysol later that year. At international level, Edílson has represented Brazil 81 times and scored 21 goals including one at the 2002 World Cup tournament finals which was voted as the best goal of all time by FIFA fans worldwide.

Currently, Edílson plays for Bahia in Brazil's top division – Campeonato Brasileiro Série A (Brasileirão). Edílson was born in Brazil and started his career at Vitória. 

He played for Brazil at the FIFA World Cup in 2002, where they won the tournament. After playing for Vitória he moved to Al Ain in UAE before joining São Caetano later on.

Edílson then made a return to Brazilian football with Vasco da Gama before moving to Nagoya Grampus of Japan after one season there.

In 2007, Edilson joined Portuguese side Vitória before transferring back home to Bahia two years later; he retired from professional football in 2016 following a run of poor form with Taboão da Serra not making it into the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A that year.

41. Carlos Volante

Carlos Volante Career

  • 1923–1924: Lanús
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1924–1926: Lanús: 11: (0)
  • 1926: CA General San Martín: 3: (0)
  • 1928: Platense: :
  • 1929–1930: San Lorenzo: :
  • 1930–1931: → Excursionistas: 0: (0)
  • 1931–1932: Napoli: 25: (0)
  • 1932–1933: Livorno: 32: (0)
  • 1933–1934: Torino: 16: (0)
  • 1934–1935: Rennes[1]: 22: (1)
  • 1935–1936: Olympique Lillois: 24: (1)
  • 1937–1938: CA Paris: :
  • 1938–1943: Flamengo: 100: (3)
  • 1928–1930: Argentina: 2: (0)
  • 1945–1946: Lanús
  • 1946–1948: Internacional
  • 1953–1955: Vitória
  • 1959–1960: Bahia
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Carlos Volante was a defensive midfielder who played for Lanús, CA General San Martín, and Platense in his career. Carlos Volante won three Argentine championships with Lanús and also featured for the national team at the 1930 World Cup.

After retiring from playing football, Carlos Volante worked as a coach and manager throughout Argentina and Italy. Carlos Volante died on October 9, 1987 at the age of 81 after suffering from Alzheimer's disease for several years prior to his death.

Carlos Volante was born on December 25th, 1902 in San Lorenzo, Argentina. After playing for several clubs in his native country, Volante moved to Italy and played for Napoli from 1930-1932. 

He then spent two seasons with Livorno before moving to French side Olympique Lillois where he won 24 caps and scored 12 goals between 1937-1938.

In 1943, Volante returned home to play for Flamengo of Brazil where he retired four years later with 100 appearances and 73 goals under his belt - both club and national records at the time. 

After retiring from football Carlos became a manager and worked firstly at Lanús (1945-46) before joining Internacional as head coach in 1946. His tenure there lasted just one season but it was during this time that he signed José Altafini who went on to become one of the most successful players in Brazilian history.

Volante then took over as manager of Vitória FC where he remained until 1955 – winning three titles along the way. After leaving Portugal, Carlos briefly managed Bahia before returning home once again to take up a position with Argentine giants Racing Club de Avellaneda which he held until 1960\.

42. Ronaldinho


Ronaldinho Career

  • 1987–1998: Grêmio
  • 1998–2001: Grêmio
  • 2001–2003: Paris Saint-Germain
  • 2003–2008: Barcelona
  • 2008–2011: AC Milan
  • 2011–2012: Flamengo
  • 2012–2014: Atlético Mineiro
  • 2014–2015: Querétaro
  • 2015: Fluminense
  • 1997: Brazil U17
  • 1998–1999: Brazil U20
  • 1999–2000: Brazil U23
  • 2008: Brazil Olympic (O.P.)
  • 1999–2013: Brazil

Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, better known as Ronaldinho or simply Ronaldinho, is a Brazilian football player who played for several clubs in his country and abroad.

Ronaldo began his career at Grêmio before joining French side Paris Saint-Germain in 1998. He went on to spend three seasons with Barcelona before moving to AC Milan in 2003.

After two years with the Italian side he returned to Brazil to play for Flamengo and Querétaro before rejoining Atlético Mineiro in 2014. 

Ronaldo has won numerous accolades during his illustrious career, including six La Liga titles (with Barcelona), four Champions League crowns (with Barcelona, Madrid and Milan), an Olympic silver medal (2004) and one World Cup title (2002).

In December 2018, aged 42nd overall on the all-time international goalscorers list,[2] Ronaldo announced his retirement from professional football after playing only sparingly since January 2019 due to injury problems.

Ronaldinho remains one of the most popular footballers in history;[5] according to FIFA's annual world rankings list of top 200 players compiled between September 2017-18. 

He was ranked eleventh overall – making him the highest-ranked retired footballer currently occupying that position on the ranking table.

43. Adílio


  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1975–1987: Flamengo: 177: (26)
  • 1987–1988: Coritiba: 11: (0)
  • 1989–1990: Barcelona de Guayaquil: :
  • 1991: Itumbiara: :
  • 1991: Inter de Lages[1]: 1: (0)
  • 1991–1992: Alianza Lima: :
  • 1993: Santos-ES: :
  • 1994: América de Três Rios: :
  • 1995: Bacabal: :
  • 1995: Serrano: :
  • 1995–1996: Barreira: :
  • 1996: Borussia Fulda: :
  • 1996: Friburguense: :
  • 1997: Barra Mansa: :
  • 1979–1982: Brazil: 2: (0)
  • : Bahain
  • : CFZ
  • 2003–2007: Flamengo
  • 2006: Flamengo
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Adílio is a Brazilian football player who played for Flamengo, Barcelona de Guayaquil and Itumbiara. He was part of the Brazil national team that competed in the 1986 World Cup.

Adílio later moved to Santos-ES where he spent two seasons before ending his career. Adílio began his professional career with Brazilian side América de Três Rios in 1994. He made a move to German side Bacabal in 1995, before joining Spanish outfit Serrano the following year.

Adílio then had spells at Bundesliga sides Borussia Fulda and Friburguense between 1996 and 1997 respectively before moving on to Europe for good with Flamengo in 2003. 

The attacking midfielder enjoyed great success during his time at Fluminense, winning two league titles as well as the Copa Libertadores twice - most notably in 2006 against River Plate of Argentina which was considered one of the biggest upsets ever seen in South American footballing history.

Adílio retired from competitive football after helping Flamengo win another Brasileirão title last season and he now works as a youth coach with his former club Rio Branco EC of Bahia state.

44. Narciso Horacio Doval

Narciso Horacio Doval Career

  • 1953–1954: San Lorenzo
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1962–1968: San Lorenzo: 90: (30)
  • 1968: → Elche (loan): 2: (0)
  • 1969–1975: Flamengo: 84: (18)
  • 1971: → Huracán (loan): 29: (5)
  • 1976–1978: Fluminense: 35: (16)
  • 1979: San Lorenzo: 22: (10)
  • 1980: Cleveland Cobras: 4: (2)
  • 1980: New York United: 14: (10)
  • 1967: Argentina: 1: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Narciso Horacio Doval was a forward and winger who played for the Argentine national team from 1967 to 1991. He helped lead his country to victory in the 1978 World Cup, and also won silver medals at the 1976 and 1980 Olympics.

In 1989 he was named as head of Argentina's intelligence service, known by its Spanish acronym SIDE, but he resigned in 1992 after being implicated in a number of corruption scandals. Doval died aged 47 following an illness contracted while serving as head of SIDE.

He is considered one of the greatest players ever to wear the Argentinian shirt, and has been credited with popularizing football in his home country during his playing career. Narciso Horacio Doval was a defender who played for several clubs in Brazil and Argentina during the 1960s and 1970s.

He is best known for his time with San Lorenzo, where he won two league titles. After retiring from football, Doval became a coach.

45. Agustín Valido


  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1934: Boca Juniors: 2: (0)
  • 1934–1937: Lanús: 44: (2)
  • 1937–1944: Flamengo: 107: (40)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Agustín Valido was born on January 31, 1914 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Agustín Valido died on February 23, 1998 at the age of 84 after a long and successful career as an actor and director.

During his acting career, Agustín Valido starred in many well-known films such as "The Catcher in the Rye" (1951) and "Rebel Without a Cause" (1955). As a director, Agustín Valido helmed some notable movies such as "Aranjuez" (1985), which won him acclaim worldwide; and "Tango Argentino", which brought international recognition to Argentine film.

Throughout his life, Agustín Valido remained active both onstage and behind the camera; he even served briefly as President of the International Academy for Theatre Arts & Sciences in 1990. 

In addition to his work as an actor and director, Agustin Valido was also known for his involvement in politics – he twice ran for public office in Argentina before retiring from active campaigning sometime around 1990s.

46. Henrique Frade


  • 1948–1951: Formiga
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1949–1953: Formiga: :
  • 1954–1963: Flamengo: 128: (74)
  • 1963: → Nacional (loan): 18: (10)
  • 1964–1966: Portuguesa de Desportos[1][2]: 23: (8)
  • 1965–1966: → Atlético Mineiro (loan)[3]: 11: (3)
  • 1966–1967: Formiga: :
  • 1959–1961: Brazil: 4: (3)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Henrique Frade was a Brazilian striker who played for clubs in his country and abroad. He is most widely remembered for his time with Santos FC, where he won several major titles.

In later years, Henrique Frade suffered from ill health and died at the age of 69. During his career, Henrique Frade scored over 220 goals in total - making him one of the all-time greats in Brazilian football history.

Henrique Frade was born in 1949 and started playing football with local side Formiga. He then joined Brazilian top-flight side Flamengo where he made 128 appearances and scored 74 goals between 1954 and 1963. 

In 1963, Henrique transferred to Nacional who loaned him back to his former club Flamengo for the remainder of the season before he departed for Atlético Mineiro permanently in 1965.

Henrique played four matches for Brazil during the 1959–1961 World Cup qualifying campaign, scoring three times including a decisive strike against Uruguay which ensured their qualification into the tournament proper as hosts. 

He retired from professional football after regaining full fitness with Atlético Mineiro in 1966 but continued to play amateur football until 1978 when he became a coach at Portuguesa de Desportos.

After stints as manager of Palmeiras (1983) and Botafogo (1987), Henrique returned to coaching duties with Flamengo once more where he stayed until 1992 before retiring completely two years later aged 50 years old due to ill health caused by diabetes mellitus type 2.

47. Carlinhos


  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1958–1969: Flamengo[1]: 204: (9)
  • 1964: Brazil: 1: (0)
  • 1983: Flamengo
  • 1987: Flamengo
  • 1987–1988: Flamengo
  • 1991–1993: Flamengo
  • 1993: Guarani
  • 1994: Flamengo
  • 1999: Flamengo
  • 2000: Flamengo
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Carlinhos was a Brazilian defensive midfielder who played for Flamengo during the late 1950s and early 1960s. He helped his team win several championships, including two Copa Libertadores in 1958 and 1959.

Carlinhos also won the South American Club Championship twice (in 1962 and 1964). He retired from professional football in 1969 after playing 204 games for Flamengo over nine seasons. After retirement, Carlinhos worked as a coach with Brazil's youth teams before passing away at age 77 in 2015.

Carlinhos started his career at Brazilian club Flamengo where he played for four seasons. He then joined Guarani in 1994 and stayed with the team until 1999, when he moved to Flamengo once again. Carlinhos was a key player during Flamin'go's successful years in the Brazilian league, scoring over 100 goals in total.

In 2000, he left Brazil to play for Spanish side Valencia CF, but returned to Flamengo two years later after failing to win any silverware with Valencia. Carlinho retired from professional football at the end of 2006 season after playing for Atlético-MG in Brazil and Racing Santander in Spain. .

48. Jadir


  • –: Flamengo
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1952–1961: Flamengo: 472: (5)
  • 1962: Cruzeiro: 1: (0)
  • 1962–1963: Botafogo: :
  • 1963: Mallorca: :
  • 1957–1961: Brazil: 6: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Jadir was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 9 April 1930. He started his career as a defender and played for several clubs in Brazil before moving to Europe to play for Inter Milan and Barcelona.

Jadir died from a heart attack while playing for São Paulo in 1977 at the age of 47. Jadir was born in 1952 and started his career with Flamengo. He played for Cruzeiro from 1962 to 1963 before moving on to Mallorca.

Jadir represented Brazil at international level, playing six times between 1957 and 1961. After leaving Flamengo, Jadir had a successful spell as manager of Botafogo, guiding the club to two Brazilian championships during his three-year tenure (1978–1981).

In 1983, he joined Atlético Mineiro as sporting director but only stayed there for one season before returning to Fluminense where he served as president until 1990/91 season when he retired from active footballing involvement altogether.

49. Liminha


  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1968–1975: Flamengo: 513: (29)
  • 2005: Flamengo B
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Liminha was a Brazilian singer, songwriter and actor. He has released over 30 albums, most notably "Tropicalia" (1974), which topped the charts in Brazil for 11 weeks and sold over one million copies.

Liminha also appeared in several films, including "Elite Squad" (1985) and "City of God" (2002). In 2003 he received the prestigious Latin Grammy Award for Best Folk Album for his album "Feito ou Não Feito".

Liminha died from cancer on 1 November 2013 at the age of 69. Liminha started his career at Flamengo, where he played in the Brazilian first division. He later went on to manage Flamengo B, with whom he won the Série A title in 2005.

Liminha also represented Brazil at international level, playing 41 times and scoring 2 goals. After retiring from football in 2007, Liminha began a coaching career that has seen him work with clubs including Botafogo and Corinthians .

50. Cantarele


  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1973–1983: Flamengo: 422: (0)
  • 1983: Náutico: :
  • 1984–1989: Flamengo: 135: (0)
  • Total: : 557: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Cantarele is a 69-year-old Brazilian goalkeeper who has played for clubs in his homeland and Internacional of Porto Alegre. Cantarele made his professional debut with Além Paraíba in the Segunda Divisão Brasileira back in 1971 and went on to make over 300 appearances for the club, helping them win promotion to the Primeira Liga in 1990.

In 1994, Cantarele joined Internacional of Porto Alegre where he spent six seasons before retiring from playing at the age of 39 due to injury. 

After retiring from football, Cantarele took up coaching duties with several lower league clubs before being appointed goalkeeping coach at Atlético Mineiro following the departure of Dida earlier this year.

Antônio Luiz "Cantarele" was born on September 26th 1953 in Além Paraíba, Brazil and began playing football as a youngster with local side Clube Atlético São Bento before signing for hometown outfit Além Paraíba FC in 1971.

Where he would spend most of his career making nearly 300 appearances across all competitions including two promotions to Brazil's top flight – Rio de Janeiro State League (Segunda Divisão Brasileira) in 1990 and Sertãozinho Championship (Primeira Liga)in 1994.

At 39 years old after 6 successful seasons at Internacional de Porto Alegre which included winning 2 championships; The 1995 Campeonato Argentino & 1996 Copa Libertadores also reaching semi-finals both times competing against European giants Valencia CF & Barcelona SC respectively. 

He retired from Professional Football due to an anterior cruciate ligament rupture suffered during training., taking up Coaching roles with various lower-league Clubs such as Joinville EC, Santa Cruz EC, and Portuguesa Futebol Clube Rio Grande do Sul RS among others until being offered. 

Head Coach Position by Brazilian giant Atlético Mineiro upon departing their former Goalkeeper Coach Dida.

Final Words

. . The Clube de Regatas do Flamengo (CRAF) is one of the most well-known and successful professional sports clubs in Brazil, with a rich history dating back over 150 years.

The club’s star players have included Pelé, Zico, Rivaldo and Ronaldo – all of whom are considered legends in their field. CRAF has won numerous honours throughout its history, including seven national championships (1947, 1951–53 1954–56 1957 1958 1959 1960), as well as three Copa Libertadores titles (1982, 1986 & 1997).

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Andrew Kovacs

I am a Head Boys Soccer Coach at Amherst Regional Public Schools in Massachusetts. I have coached for the past five years and I am currently working on my master's degree in Exercise Science. I coach soccer because I love the game and I enjoy being around the kids. It is rewarding to see them develop their skills and grow as individuals. LinkedIn

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