Early History (1914–57)
It’s usually believed that the primary sport of the Brazilian national team was a 1914 match between a Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo choose team and the English membership Exeter Metropolis, held in Fluminense’s stadium. Brazil received 2–zero with targets by Oswaldo Gomes and Osman, although it’s claimed that the match was a three–three draw.
In distinction to its future success, the national team’s early appearances weren’t good. Different early matches performed throughout that point embrace a number of pleasant video games in opposition to Argentina (being defeated 3–0), Chile (first in 1916) and Uruguay (first on July 12, 1916).
In 1930, Brazil performed within the first World Cup, held in Uruguay. The squad defeated Bolivia however misplaced to Yugoslavia, being eradicated from the competitors.
Brazil first achieved worldwide prominence when it hosted the 1950 FIFA World Cup. The team went into the final recreation of the ultimate spherical, towards Uruguay at Estádio do Maracanã in Rio, needing solely a draw to win the World Cup. Uruguay, nevertheless, gained the match and the Cup in a sport often known as “the Maracanazo”. The match led to a interval of national mourning.
For the 1954 World Cup in Switzerland, the Brazilian team was then virtually utterly renovated, with the team colors modified (to a brand new design by Aldyr Schlee) from all white to the yellow, blue and inexperienced of the national flag, to neglect the Maracanazo, however nonetheless had a bunch of star gamers. Brazil reached the quarter-final, the place they have been overwhelmed four–2 by event favourites Hungary in one of many ugliest matches in football historical past, often known as the Battle of Berne.
The Golden Era with Pele (1958–70)
For the 1958 World Cup, Brazil have been drawn in a gaggle with England, the U.S. and Austria. They beat Austria three–zero of their first match, then drew zero–zero with England. Earlier than the match, coach Vicente Feola made three substitutions that had been essential for Brazil to defeat the Soviets:Zito, Garrincha and Pelé. From the kick-off, they stored up the stress relentlessly, and after three minutes, which had been later described as “the best three minutes within the historical past of football”, Vavá gave Brazil the lead. They gained the match by 2–zero. Pelé scored the one aim of their quarter-final match in opposition to Wales, and so they beat France 5–2 within the semi-final. Brazil then beat Sweden 5–2 within the last, successful their first World Cup and changing into the primary nation to win a World Cup title outdoors of its personal continent.
Within the 1962 World Cup, Brazil earned its second title with Garrincha because the star participant, a mantle and accountability laid upon him after the common talisman, Pelé, was injured through the second team match in opposition to Czechoslovakia and unable to play for the remainder of the event.
Within the 1966 World Cup, Brazil had their worst efficiency in a World Cup. The 1966 match was remembered for its excessively bodily play, and Pelé was one of many gamers most affected. In opposition to Portugal, a number of violent tackles by the Portuguese defenders induced Pelé to go away the match and the match. Brazil misplaced this match and was eradicated within the first spherical of the World Cup for the primary time since 1934. Brazil grew to become the primary nation to be eradicated within the first spherical whereas holding the World Cup crown. After the 2002, 2010 and 2014 World Cups, France, Italyand Spain have been additionally added to this record. After the match, Pelé declared that he didn’t want to play within the World Cup once more. Nonetheless, he returned in 1970.
Brazil received its third World Cup in Mexico on the 1970 World Cup. It fielded what has since then usually been thought of the very best World Cup football squad ever, led by Pelé in his final World Cup finals, captain Carlos Alberto Torres, Jairzinho, Tostão, Gérson and Rivelino. Though Garrincha had retired, this team was nonetheless a pressure to be reckoned with. They received all six of their video games—in opposition to Czechoslovakia, England and Romania throughout team play, and in opposition to Peru, Uruguay and Italy within the knockout rounds. Jairzinho was the second high scorer with seven targets; Pelé completed with 4 targets. Brazil lifted the Jules Rimet trophy for the third time (the primary nation to take action), which meant that they had been allowed to maintain it. A alternative was then commissioned, although it might be 24 years earlier than Brazil gained it once more.
World Cup drought (2006 to the present)
Brazil gained the 2004 Copa América. Brazil additionally gained the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup for the second time. Supervisor Carlos Alberto Parreira constructed his aspect via a four–2–2–2 formation. Nicknamed the “Magic Sq.”, the assault was constructed round 4 gamers: Ronaldo,Adriano, Kaká and Ronaldinho.
Within the 2006 World Cup, Brazil gained its first two video games in opposition to Croatia (1–zero) and Australia (2–zero). Within the last team sport in opposition to Japan, Brazil gained four–1. Ronaldo scored twice and equalled the report for essentially the most objectives scored throughout all World Cups. Within the spherical of 16, Brazil beat Ghana three–zero. Ronaldo’s purpose was his 15th in World Cup historical past, breaking the file. Brazil, nevertheless, was eradicated within the quarter-finals towards France, shedding 1–zero.
Dunga was employed as Brazil’s new team supervisor in 2006. Brazil then gained the 2007 Copa América, the place ahead Robinho was awarded the Golden Boot and named the event’s finest participant. Two years later, Brazil received the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup to seal their third Confederations Cup title. Kaká was named because the participant of the match whereas striker Luís Fabiano gained the highest goalscorer award.
On the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Brazil gained their first two matches towards North Korea (2–1) and the Ivory Coast (three–1), respectively. Their final match, in opposition to Portugal, led to a zero–zero draw. They confronted Chile within the spherical of 16, profitable three–zero, though within the quarter-final they fell to the Netherlands 2–1.
In July 2010, Mano Menezes was named as Brazil’s new coach. On the 2011 Copa América, Brazil misplaced in opposition to Paraguay and was eradicated within the quarter-finals. On four July 2012, because of a scarcity of aggressive matches as a result of the staff had robotically certified for the2014 World Cup as event hosts, Brazil was ranked 11th within the FIFA rating, the primary time the Seleção was dominated out the highest ten because the rating was created in 1993.
Fifa World Cup
Brazil has certified for each FIFA World Cup, by no means requiring a qualifying play-off. With 5 titles, they’ve received the event on extra events than another national team. Brazil is the one national team to have performed in all FIFA World Cup editions with out having any absence.
South American Championship Record of Brazil
Brazil National football team -Olympics Record
Present Squad of Brazil Football National staff
|#||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Alisson||October 2, 1992 (age 23)||8||0||Roma|
|12||GK||Diego Alves||June 24, 1985 (age 30)||8||0||Valencia|
|23||GK||Marcelo Grohe||January 13, 1987 (age 29)||2||0||Grêmio|
|2||DF||Dani Alves (third captain)||May 6, 1983 (age 33)||92||7||Barcelona|
|3||DF||Miranda (vice-captain)||September 7, 1984 (age 31)||30||0||Internazionale|
|4||DF||Gil||June 12, 1987 (age 28)||9||0||Shandong Luneng Taishan|
|6||DF||Filipe Luís||August 9, 1985 (age 30)||25||1||Atlético Madrid|
|13||DF||Marquinhos||May 14, 1994 (age 22)||11||0||Paris Saint-Germain|
|14||DF||Rodrigo Caio||August 17, 1993 (age 22)||1||0||São Paulo|
|15||DF||Fabinho||October 23, 1993 (age 22)||4||0||Monaco|
|16||DF||Douglas Santos||March 22, 1994 (age 22)||1||0||Atlético Mineiro|
|5||MF||Casemiro||February 23, 1992 (age 24)||11||0||Real Madrid|
|7||MF||Ganso||October 12, 1989 (age 26)||8||0||São Paulo|
|8||MF||Elias||May 16, 1985 (age 31)||34||0||Corinthians|
|10||MF||Lucas Lima||July 9, 1990 (age 25)||11||2||Santos|
|17||MF||Walace||April 4, 1995 (age 21)||1||0||Grêmio|
|18||MF||Renato Augusto||February 8, 1988 (age 28)||10||4||Beijing Guoan|
|19||MF||Willian||August 9, 1988 (age 27)||37||6||Chelsea|
|20||MF||Lucas Moura||August 13, 1992 (age 23)||34||4||Paris Saint-Germain|
|22||MF||Philippe Coutinho||June 12, 1992 (age 23)||16||4||Liverpool|
|9||FW||Jonas||April 1, 1984 (age 32)||12||3||Benfica|
|11||FW||Gabriel||August 30, 1996 (age 19)||3||2||Santos|
|21||FW||Hulk||July 25, 1986 (age 29)||47||12||Zenit Saint Petersburg|
Top Goal Scorers of Brazil national Football team
|#||Name||Goals||Caps||Average||First cap||Latest cap||Position|
|1||Pelé (list)||77||91||0.85||July 7, 1957||July 18, 1971||FW|
|2||Ronaldo (list)||62||98||0.63||March 23, 1994||June 7, 2011||FW|
|3||Romário (list)||55||70||0.79||May 23, 1987||April 27, 2005||FW|
|4||Zico||48||71||0.67||February 25, 1976||June 21, 1986||MF|
|5||Neymar (list)||46||70||0.66||August 10, 2010||March 25, 2016||FW|
|6||Bebeto||39||75||0.52||April 28, 1985||July 12, 1998||FW|
|7||Rivaldo||35||74||0.46||December 16, 1993||November 19, 2003||MF|
|8||Jairzinho||33||81||0.40||June 7, 1964||March 3, 1982||FW|
|Ronaldinho||33||97||0.34||June 26, 1999||April 24, 2013||MF|
|10||Ademir||32||39||0.82||January 21, 1945||March 15, 1953||FW|