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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Champions League draw for last 16

With most of Europe’s top club teams qualifying for the knock out stage of the Champions League, the draw has thrown up some very tasty matches, some of which would happily grace the final.

The Champions League last-16 draw is:

Juventus v Tottenham (13 February and 7 March)

Basel v Manchester City (13 February and 7 March)

Porto v Liverpool (14 February and 6 March)

Sevilla v Manchester United (21 February and 13 March)

Real Madrid v PSG (14 February and 6 March)

Shakhtar Donetsk v Roma (21 February and 13 March)

Chelsea v Barcelona (20 February and 14 March)

Bayern Munich v Besiktas (20 February and 14 March)

Champions League Group Draw 2014-15: The Road to Berlin

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  • Group A: Atletico Madrid (Spain), Juventus (Italy), Olympiakos (Greece), Malmo (Sweden)
  • Group B: Real Madrid (Spain), Basel (Switzerland), Liverpool (England) , Ludogorets Razgrad (Bulgaria)
  • Group C: Benfica (Portugal), Zenit St Petersburg (Russia), Bayer Leverkusen (Germany), Monaco (France)
  • Group D: Arsenal (England), Borussia Dortmund (Germany), Galatasaray (Turkey), Anderlecht (Netherlands)
  • Group E: Bayern Munich (Germany, Manchester City (England), CSKA Moscow (Russia), Roma (Italy)
  • Group F: Barcelona (Spain), Paris St-Germain (France), Ajax (Netherlands), APOEL Nicosia (Cyprus)
  • Group G: Chelsea (England), Schalke (Germany), Sporting Lisbon (Portugal), Maribor (Slovenia)
  • Group H: Porto (Portugal), Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine), Athletic Bilbao (Spain), BATE Borisov (Belarus).

The clubs are split into eight groups of four teams, who play home and away against each of their pool opponents between September and December 2014 to decide which two teams from each section advance to the first knockout round. The third-place finishers in each group enter the UEFA Europa League round of 32.

From the last 16 until the semi-finals, clubs play two matches against each other on a home-and-away basis with the same rules as the qualifying and play-off rounds applied. In the last 16, group winners play runners-up other than teams from their own pool or nation, while from the quarter-finals on the draw is free.

The final is decided by a single match, which will be played at the Olympiastadion, Berlin on Saturday 6 June 2015.

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São Paulo prepares for the big day

IMG_1178More photos have been released by FIFA showing preparations in and around Arena de São Paulo as it prepares to host the opening ceremony and game of the 2014 World Cup.

The stadium’s full schedule is:

Thursday, 12 June, 17.00 (Brazil x Croatia – Opening Game)
Thursday, 19 June, 16.00 (Uruguay x England)
Monday, 23 June, 13.00 (Netherlands x Chile)
Thursday, 26 June, 17.00 (Belgium x South Korea)
Tuesday, 1 July, 13.00 (round of 16)
Wednesday, 9 July, 17.00 (semi-final)

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Tickets go on sale for the Brazilian Formula 1 Grand Prix

InterlagosWorld Cup fans who are also fans of Formula 1 might like to know that tickets have gone on sale for the 2014 Brazilian Formula 1 Grand Prix that takes place on Sunday, 9 November at the Interlagos circuit in São Paulo and which will be the penultimate race of the 2014 season that ends in Abu Dhabi on 23 November.

Three day Early Bird weekend passes start from as low as US$228.90 for Grandstand G all the way up to US$5,230.00 for the Premium Paddock Club.

To book direct CLICK HERE

During the World Cup the city of São Paulo will host six games including the opening match between Brazil and Croatia and a semi final.

Thursday, 12 June, 17.00 (Brazil x Croatia – Opening Game)
Thursday, 19 June, 16.00 (Uruguay x England)
Monday, 23 June, 13.00 (Netherlands x Chile)
Thursday, 26 June, 17.00 (Belgium x South Korea)
Tuesday, 1 July, 13.00 (round of 16)
Wednesday, 9 July, 17.00 (semi-final)

World Cup ticket sales top 2.5 million

A total of 2,577,662 tickets for the 2014 FIFA World Cup have already been sold and allocated following the end of the second period of the second sales phase that saw a total of 301,929 tickets allocated for the 345,000 tickets originally available. They went primarily to residents of Brazil, USA, Colombia, Australia, Argentina and England.

Across all general public sales phases, 1,591,435 tickets have been allocated to supporters: 65% to Brazilians and 35% to international fans. Brazil remains the country with the most tickets assigned (1,041,418 so far), followed by the USA (154,412 tickets), Australia (40,681), England (38,043) and Colombia (33,126).

“The interest in the 2014 FIFA World Cup is amazing. Teams will have a strong fanbase in Brazil, as people are coming from all over the world for the tournament which will make history for sure,” said Thierry Weil, FIFA Marketing Director in charge of ticketing. “Whoever wants to be part of this event may still be able to buy tickets later this month.”

The Last Minute Sales phase starts on 15 April at 12h00 CET / 07h00 BRT via FIFA.com/tickets and runs until the end of the tournament. The availability per match is constantly updated in the relevant chart directly on FIFA.