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In the final of The Best, Neymar achieved a mark that Romario and Ronaldinho did not achieve together in football;  research

In the final of The Best, Neymar achieved a mark that Romario and Ronaldinho did not achieve together in football; research

Neymar has reached the FIFA World Player of the Year final for the ninth time, an absolute record among Brazilian players


Nominated again for the FIFA World Player of the Year awardAnd Neymar Isolate itself more The Brazilian who was among the finalists for the award, surpassing the big names in Brazil in recent years.

Since 1991, when FIFA began awarding the best player in the world award, the Brazilian Neymar has been the most nominated. attacker Paris Saint-Germain that it Finalist for the ninth time in his career. It was also on the list Barcelona NS Santos The best performance was Third place in 2015 and 2017.

A little less than Neymar is world champion in Brazilian national team. left back Roberto Carlos has reached the final 7 times, but he was never elected. On the other hand, the attacker Ronaldo also received 7 nominations and won the cup on 3 occasions: 1996, 1997 and 2002.

Next is the attacking midfielder Kaka, was named the best player in the world in 2007, and reached the final 6 times. The “5th place” in the list is also occupied by the attacking midfielder Rivaldo, awarded in 1999 and nominated 5 times in total.

The other two Brazilian winners are right behind them 4 nominations all. Romario was the first Brazilian to be elected in 1994, the year he was the world champion for Brazil, while Ronaldinho was the award winning champion twice in 2004 and 2005.

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5 other Brazilian players have more than one nomination for the best player in the world. attackers Adriano and Bebeto have reached the finals 3 times, while the right-back Cafu and Daniel Alves And the midfielder Ray was on the list on two occasions..

See the list of all Brazilians nominated for the FIFA Best in the World award

9- Neymar

7 – Roberto Carlos and Ronaldo

6 – Kaka

5 – Rivaldo

4 – Romario and Ronaldinho

3 – Adriano and Bebeto

2 – Cafu, Daniel Alves and Ray

1 – David Luiz, Diego, Dunga, Elber, Giovanni, Giulio Cesar, Juninho Paulista, Juninho Pernambucano, Leonardo, Luis Fabiano, Maicon, Marcelo, Mauro Silva, Robinho and Thiago Silva