From Rio to Rome: Serie A’s best Brazilians

Wherever football is played you’ll find Brazilians; wherever football is played well you’ll find many Brazilians, so Serie A has unsurprisingly been a haven for many of the greatest samba stars of the past century.

This gallery collects up the best eleven and selects them in a fantasy team laid out in a 4-3-3 formation.

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With Ronaldo and Kaka from a similar era not quite making the cut, Dida and Cafu represent the most recent Brazilians to have starred in Serie A.

This reflects to an extent the shift in modern times towards the major Spanish clubs in prestige and glamour, with the best samba stars more likely to be seen starring for Real Madrid and Barcelona these days.

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