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Sports in Brazil

Brazil Sports have a very strong heritage in the country and most of the people in Brazil regularly follow and participate in various sports items.
The Brazil Sports have emerged as a Brazil culture rather just being just a sports event. The most popular sport of Brazil is Football that is in the blood of the people of Brazil.

The climatic condition of Brazil which is tropical in nature is absolutely perfect for playing and practicing football. Brazil is the only country to have been participated in all the Football World Cups till date and having being qualified in all of them. However Brazil has continuously participated in the various events of Olympic.

Brazil has won several medals in the Summer Olympics in various sports events in which it had been participating since 1920s.

Besides football, Brazil Sports include various other sports events the country is proud of. Some of them are as the following:
  • Foot volley
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Auto racing
  • Volleyball

The Sports in Brazil have excelled in the field of swimming, sailing athletics and judo and earned respect and medals for the country in all of these fields. The sports events in Brazil like that of sailing and golf are considered to be the sport for high classes and most of the population cannot avail the facilities for these sports items. Judo has earned many medals for the country in the Olympics. Boxing is one of the popular sports in some parts of Brazil. Brazil Sports like handball, water polo, hockey, rugby and baseball is gaining popularity with the Brazilians slowly due to the exposure that these events get through the media.

Frescobol, a kind of water volleyball and surfing are popular with the mass in Brazil. Sports in Brazil have always been rich and have gained respect from all over the world. It is the Brazil Sports that has made Brazil a famous country all over the world.

Brazil Basketball

The Brazil Basketball is one of the popular sports in Brazil. The various basketball teams in Brazil and their achievements have led to the popularity of the game with the people of Brazil.

There are many training centers and camps for basketball in Brazil. The Brazil Basketball is played by both men and women. The Brazil Basketball National Team is famous for its performance in the international arena. The Brazil Basketball National Team is well known for its victory in the Basketball World Championship twice in the years 1959 and 1963.

The most renowned basketball player in Brazil is Oscar Schmidt. Hortencia Marcari is one of the outstanding women basketball players in Brazil. NBA has several awards and prizes in its record.

Some of them are the following:
  • Victory in the World Championships in the years 1959 and 1963.
  • Three bronze medals in the Olympic in the years 1948, 1960 and 1964.
  • Three victories in Americas Championships in the years 1984, 1988 and 2005.
  • Four medals in the Pan American Games in the years1971, 1987 and 1999.

The Brazilian National Basketball Team receives the country in the international basketball championships. Some of the popular basketball players in Brazil are the following:
  • Leandro Barbosa
  • Nene
  • Anderson Varejao
  • Marcelinho Machado
  • Murilo da Rosa
  • Leandro Barbosa
  • Jefferson Antonio
  • Rafael Hettsheimeir
  • Marcelinho Huertas
  • Alex Garcia
  • Tiago Splitter
  • Guilherme Giovannoni

The women's basketball team in Brazil has also been performing brilliantly in the international level. It has won several medals in the Olympics like the following:
  • Ninth place in the year 1992.
  • Silver medal in the year 1996.
  • Bronze medal in the year 2000.
  • Fourth rank in the year 2004.
Basketball teams in Brazil is doing quite well in the international level and gaining popularity in Brazil. With its gaining popularity basketball in Brazil is going to achieve an eminent position in Brazil.


Brazil Soccer is famous all over the world for its brilliant performance and unique technique of playing the game. It is the most important sport that is played in Brazil. The fame and the glory achieved by the

Brazil Soccer Team have made a mark in itself for being the most envied teams in the field of soccer. Reputed for being ruthless in the field the Brazil Soccer players give their heart and soul into the game. The Brazil Soccer has produced most of the renowned soccer players in the world. Besides, the players the Brazilian Soccer fans are well known all over the world for their fanaticism and madness surrounding the game of soccer. The largest soccer stadium is also situated in Brazil, Rio, complimenting the status of the event in Brazil.

It is said that the first thing that a child does after learning to walk in Brazil, is to play soccer. Every small village to big cities in Brazil goes crazy during the Soccer World Cup. Ardent fans of their own country, their pride takes them over while watching the breath stopping event. The world's most famous sport event that is eagerly waited for throughout the world has been won by Brazil for the maximum number of times. The Brazilians like to boast about 'Penta' which means that they have won the Soccer World Cup for five times till date.

Brazil Players

The Brazil Players are famous all over the world for their skills and techniques on the field. The Brazil football players are looked upon by the whole world as the magicians on field.

Living up to the expectations of their fans the Brazil footballers put their heart and soul in the game of football. Some of the major players of Brazil are the following:

Cafu: Cafu is one of the major players of Brazil football team who has many records in the field of football. He is the only player in the Brazil team who has played the maximum numbers of FIFA World Cups. He had been one of the most successful captains of Brazil football team who has brought victory and pride for the team.

Ronaldo: Ronaldo is possibly one of the brightest players in the Brazil football team. He had been the highest goal scorer in the FIFA World Cup 2002. He brought many victories for the Brazil football one of the important of which is the win in the year 2002. He scored a hat trick in the World Cup 2006 against Argentina.

Ronaldinho: Ronaldinho is the most sought after player of the present time in the Brazilian football team. At the age of 22 he has achieved the name of being the best player of the Brazil team in the present time. He was on of the star players of the Brazil World Cup team of the year 2002.

Dida: Dida is one of the best goalkeepers Brazil probably ever had. Winning the best goal keeper award in the year 2004, he had taken the Team Brazil on the height of success and stardom.

Sports Trophies of the World

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  • Cricket
  • Rugby
  • Baseball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Hockey
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