Brazil: Which teams supply the most players?

Brazil remains the only country to have qualified to play in every single one of the 21 World Cup tournaments, starting in Uruguay in 1930. But which are the main clubs that supply the Brazilian players?

For most of the history of the World Cup the Brazilian players chosen to go to the finals have played for Brazilian teams. Botafogo (47 players), São Paulo (42), Flamengo (33), Vasco (32) and Fluminense (31) are the five teams that have supplied the most players to the national Brazilian side for the World Cup up to and including the 2018 squad. But none of the five have any players in the 2018 squad which is dominated by Brazilians playing for teams outside of Brazil. Only three of the 2018 squad of 23 play in Brazil.

The non-Brazilian team to supply the most players to the Brazilian squad is Spain’s Real Madrid that have supplied 11 including this year Casemiro and Marcelo. After Real it is Roma and Barcelona with 10 and Inter Milan with nine.

The full list is:

  • Botafogo (RJ) – 47 1930: Benedicto, Pamplona, Nilo, Carvalho Leite; 1934: Pedrosa, Germano, Octacílio, Canalli, Ariel, Waldyr, Martim Silveira, Carvalho Leite, Áttila; 1938: Nariz, Zezé Procópio, Martim Silveira, Perácio, Patesko; 1950: Nílton Santos; 1954: Nílton Santos; 1958: Nílton Santos, Didi, Garrincha; 1962: Nílton Santos, Didi, Garrincha, Amarildo, Zagallo; 1966: Manga, Rildo, Gérson, Jairzinho; 1970: Paulo Cézar, Jairzinho, Roberto; 1974: Marinho Chagas, Dirceu, Jairzinho; 1978: Rodrigues Neto, Gil; 1982: Paulo Sérgio; 1986: Josimar, Alemão; 1990: Mauro Galvão; 1998: Gonçalves, Bebeto; 2014: Jefferson
  • São Paulo (SP) – 42 1950: Bauer, Rui, Noronha, Friaça; 1954: Mauro, Alfredo, Bauer, Maurinho; 1958: De Sordi, Mauro, Dino Sani; 1962: Bellini, Jurandir; 1966: Bellini, Paraná; 1970: Gérson; 1974: Valdir Peres, Mirandinha; 1978: Valdir Peres, Chicão, Zé Sérgio; 1982: Valdir Peres, Oscar, Serginho, Renato; 1986: Oscar, Falcão, Müller, Careca, Silas; 1990: Ricardo Rocha; 1994: Müller, Cafu, Zetti, Leonardo; 1998: Zé Carlos, Denílson; 2002: Rogério Ceni, Belletti, Kaká; 2006: Rogério Ceni, Mineiro
  • Flamengo (RJ) – 33 1930: Benevenuto e Moderato; 1938: Walter, Domingos da Guia, Leônidas da Silva; 1950: Juvenal, Bigode; 1954: Dequinha, Rubens, Índio; 1958: Moacir, Zagallo, Joel, Dida; 1966: Paulo Henrique, Silva; 1970: Brito; 1974: Renato, Paulo Cézar; 1978: Toninho, Zico; 1982: Leandro, Júnior, Zico; 1986: Zico, Sócrates; 1990: Zé Carlos, Renato Gaúcho; 1994: Gilmar; 1998: Zé Roberto, Júnior Baiano; 2002: Juninho Paulista; 2010: Kléberson
  • Vasco (RJ) – 32 1930: Brilhante, Itália, Fausto, Russinho; 1938: Niginho; 1950: Barbosa, Augusto, Danilo, Ely, Ademir; Chico, Alfredo, Maneca; 1954: Paulinho de Almeida, Ely, Pinga; 1958: Bellini, Orlando, Vavá; 1966: Brito; 1978: Abel, Dirceu, Roberto Dinamite; 1982: Pedrinho, Roberto Dinamite; 1990: Acácio, Mazinho, Bismarck, Bebeto, Tita; 1994: Ricardo Rocha; 1998: Carlos Germano
  • Fluminense (RJ) – 311930: Velloso, Ivan Mariz, Fortes, Fernando Giudicelli, Preguinho; 1938: Batatais, Machado, Romeu, Hércules, Tim; 1950: Castilho; 1954: Castilho, Veludo, Pinheiro, Didi; 1958: Castilho; 1962: Castilho, Jair Marinho, Altair; 1966: Altair, Denílson; 1970: Félix, Marco Antônio; 1974: Marco Antônio; 1978: Edinho, Rivellino; 1982: Edinho; 1986: Paulo Vítor, Branco; 1994: Branco; 2014: Fred
  • Corinthians (SP) – 25 1938: Jaú, Brandão, Lopes; 1950: Baltazar; 1954: Cabeção, Baltazar; 1958: Gilmar, Oreco; 1966: Garrincha; 1970: Ado, Rivellino; 1974: Zé Maria, Rivellino; 1978: Amaral; 1982: Sócrates; 1986: Carlos, Édson, Casagrande; 1994: Viola; 2002: Dida, Vampeta, Ricardinho; 2006: Ricardinho; 2018: Cassio, Fagner
  • Palmeiras (SP) – 24 1938: Luizinho; 1950: Jair, Rodrigues; 1954: Rodrigues, Humberto; 1958: Mazzolla; 1962: Djalma Santos, Zequinha, Vavá; 1966: Djalma Santos; 1970: Leão, Baldocchi; 1974: Leão, Luís Pereira, Alfredo, Ademir da Guia, Leivinha, César; 1978: Leão, Jorge Mendonça; 1986: Leão; 1994: Mazinho, Zinho; 2002: Marcos
  • Santos (SP) – 24 1958: Zito, Pelé, Pepe; 1962: Gilmar, Mauro, Zito, Mengálvio, Coutinho, Pelé, Pepe; 1966: Gilmar, Orlando, Zito, Lima, Pelé, Edu; 1970: Carlos Alberto, Joel, Clodoaldo, Pelé, Edu; 1974: Marinho Peres, Edu; 2010: Robinho
  • Atlético Mineiro (MG) – 12 1970: Dario; 1978: Toninho Cerezo, Reinaldo; 1982: Luizinho, Toninho Cerezo, Éder; 1986: Edivaldo, Elzo; 1998: Taffarel; 2002: Gilberto Silva; 2014: Victor, Jô
  • Cruzeiro (MG) – 11 1966: Tostão; 1970: Wilson Piazza, Fontana, Tostão; 1974: Nelinho, Wilson Piazza; 1978: Nelinho; 1994: Ronaldo; 1998: Dida; 2002: Edílson; 2010: Gilberto
  • Real Madrid (Spain) – 11 1998: Roberto Carlos, Zé Roberto; 2002: Roberto Carlos; 2006: Roberto Carlos, Cicinho, Ronaldo, Robinho; 2010: Kaká; 2014: Marcelo; 2018: Casemiro, Marcelo
  • Roma (Italy) – 10 1982: Falcão; 1994: Aldair; 1998: Cafu, Aldair; 2002: Cafu; 2010: Doni, Juan, Julio Baptista; 2014: Maicon; 2018: Alisson
  • Barcelona (Spain) – 10 1994: Romário; 1998: Giovanni, Rivaldo; 2002: Rivaldo; 2006: Ronaldinho Gaúcho; 2010: Daniel Alves; 2014: Daniel Alves, Neymar; 2018: Paulinho, Philippe Coutinho
  • Internazionale / Inter Milan (Italy) – 09 1998: Ronaldo; 2002: Ronaldo; 2006: Júlio César, Adriano; 2010: Júlio César, Maicon, Lúcio; 2014: Hernanes; 2018: Miranda
  • Internacional (RS) – 08 1950: Adãozinho, Nena; 1974: P. C. Carpegiani, Valdomiro; 1978: Batista; 1982: Edevaldo; 1986: Mauro Galvão; 1990: Taffarel
  • Grêmio (RS) – 08 1966: Alcindo; 1970: Everaldo; 1982: Batista, Paulo Isidoro; 1986: Valdo; 2002: Ânderson Polga, Luizão; 2018: Pedro Geromel
  • AC Milan (Italy) – 07 1998: André Cruz, Leonardo; 2002: Roque Júnior; 2006: Dida, Cafu, Kaká; 2010: Thiago Silva
  • PSG (France) – 07 1994: Raí; 2002: Ronaldinho Gaúcho; 2014: Thiago Silva, Maxwell; 2018: Neymar Jr, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos
  • Portuguesa (SP) – 06 1954: Djalma Santos, Brandãozinho, Julinho; 1958: Djalma Santos; 1962: Jair da Costa; 1970: Zé Maria
  • Benfica (Portugal) – 06 1990: Ricardo Gomes, Aldair, Valdo; 2006: Luisão; 2010: Luisão, Ramires
  • Ponte Preta (SP) – 05 1978: Carlos, Oscar, Polozzi; 1982: Juninho, Carlos
  • São Cristóvão (RJ) – 05 1930: Zé Luiz, Teóphilo, Doca; 1938: Afonsinho, Roberto
  • Bayer Leverkusen (Germany) – 05 1990: Jorginho;  1994: Paulo Sérgio; 1998: Émerson; 2002: Lúcio; 2006: Juan
  • Olympique de Lyon (France) – 05 2002: Edmílson; 2006: Cris, Juninho Pernambucano, Fred; 2010: Michel Bastos
  • Manchester City (England) – 05 2014: Fernandinho; 2018: Danilo, Ederson, Fernandinho, Gabriel Jesus
  • Chelsea (England) – 05 2014: David Luiz, Ramires, Oscar, Willian; 2018: Willian
  • Bangu (RJ) – 04 1950: Zizinho; 1958: Zózimo; 1962: Zózimo; 1966: Fidélis
  • Bayern de Munique (Germany) – 04 1994: Jorginho; 2006: Lúcio, Zé Roberto; 2014: Dante
  • América (RJ) – 03 1930: Joel, Hermógenes; 1938: Britto
  • Napoli (Italy) – 03 1990: Alemão, Careca; 2014: Henrique
  • Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine) – 03 2014: Bernard; 2018: Fred, Taison
  • Juventus (Italy) – 03 2006: Émerson; 2010: Felipe Melo; 2018: Douglas Costa
  • Ypiranga (RJ) – 02 1930: Oscarino, Manoelzinho
  • Torino (Italy) – 02 1986: Júnior; 1990: Müller
  • Fiorentina (Italy) – 02 1990: Dunga; 1998: Edmundo
  • Porto (Portugal) – 02 1990: Branco; 1998: Doriva
  • Deportivo La Coruña (Spain) – 02 1994: Mauro Silva, Bebeto
  • Wolfsburg (Germany) – 02 2010: Josué, Grafite
  • Tottenham (England) – 02 2010: Gomes; 2014: Paulinho
  • Atlético de Madri (Spain) – 02 1982: Dirceu; 2018: Filipe Luis
  • Atlético Paranaense (PR) – 01 2002: Kléberson
  • Guarani (SP) – 01 1986: Júlio César
  • Americano (RJ) – 01 1930: Poly
  • Portuguesa Santista (SP) – 01 1938: Argemiro
  • Udinese (Italy) – 01 1986: Edinho
  • Olympique de Marselha (France) – 01 1990: Mozer
  • Sporting (Portugal) – 01 1990: Silas
  • PSV (Holland) – 01 1990: Romário
  • Reggiana (Italy) – 01 1994: Taffarel
  • Bordeaux (France) – 01 1994: Márcio Santos
  • Stuttgart (Germany) – 01 1994: Dunga
  • Shimizu S-Pulse (Japan) – 01 1994: Ronaldão
  • Yokohama Flugels (Japan) – 01 1998: César Sampaio
  • Jublio Iwata (Japan) – 01 1998: Dunga
  • Parma (Italy) – 01 2002: Júnior
  • Real Bétis (Spain) – 01 2002: Denílson
  • Hertha Berlim (Germany) – 01 2006: Gilberto
  • Arsenal (England) – 01 2006: Gilberto Silva
  • Panathinaikos (Greece) – 01 2010: Gilberto Silva
  • Galatasaray (Turkey) – 01 2010: Elano
  • Sevilla (Spain) – 01 2010: Luis Fabiano
  • Villarreal (Spain) – 01 2010: Nilmar
  • Toronto (Canada) – 01 2014: Júlio César
  • Wolfsburg (Germany)  – 01 2014: Luiz Gustavo
  • Zenit (Russia) – 01 2014: Hulk
  • Liverpool (England) – 01 2018: Roberto Firmino
  • Beijing Guoan (China) – 01 2018: Renato Augusto

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