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Brazil
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Seleção (The National Squad)
Canarinho (Little Canary)
Verde-Amarela (The Green and Yellow)
Association Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (CBF)
Confederation CONMEBOL (South America)
Head coach Tite
Captain Neymar
Most caps Cafu (142)
Top scorer Pelé (77)
Home stadium Various
FIFA code BRA
First colours
Second colours
Third colours
FIFA ranking
Current 3 Steady (7 February 2019)
Highest 1 (159 times on 8 occasions)
Lowest 22 (6 June 2013)
Elo ranking
Current 1 Steady (3 March 2019)
Highest 1 (8,640 days on 40 occasions)
Lowest 20 (7 November 2001)
First international
 Argentina 3–0 Brazil 
(Buenos Aires, Argentina; 20 September 1914)
Biggest win
 Brazil 14–0 Nicaragua 
(Mexico City, Mexico, 17 October 1975)
Biggest defeat
 Uruguay 6–0 Brazil 
(Viña del Mar, Chile; 18 September 1920)
 Brazil 1–7 Germany 
(Belo Horizonte, Brazil; 8 July 2014)
World Cup
Appearances 21 (first in 1930)
Best result Champions (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002)
Copa América
Appearances 35 (first in 1916)
Best result Champions (1919, 1922, 1949, 1989, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2007)
Panamerican Championship
Appearances 3 (first in 1952)
Best result Champions (1952, 1956)
Confederations Cup
Appearances 7 (first in 1997)
Best result Champions (1997, 2005, 2009, 2013)

Brazil national football team is the national football team of Brazil. It is one of the most successful national teams with five World Cup titles (1958,1962,1970,1994 and 2002). It also has the most World Cup titles, with five.

Most appearances

Pos Player Apps Goals Career
1 Cafu 142 5 1990-2006
2 Roberto Carlos 125 11 1992-2006
3 Cláudio Taffarel 101 0 1988-1998
4 Djalma Santos 98 3 1952-1968
5 Ronaldo 97 62 1994-2006
6 Gylmar dos Santos Neves 94 0 1953-1969
7 Pelé 92 77 1957-1971
7 Roberto Rivelino 92 26 1965-1978
9 Dunga 91 6 1987-1998
9 Dida 91 0 1995-2006

Top scorers

Pos Player Goals Apps Career
1 Pelé 77 92 1957-1971
2 Ronaldo 62 97 1994-2006
3 Romário 55 70 1987-2005
4 Zico 52 72 1976-1986
5 Bebeto 39 75 1985-1998
6 Rivaldo 34 74 1993-2003
7 Jairzinho 33 81 1964-1982
8 Ronaldinho 32 87 1999-2013
8 Tostão 32 54 1966-1972
8 Ademir Marques de Menezes 32 39 1945-1953


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