Is Brazil is the most successful team in football history
Statistics says Brazil is the most successful team in international football. Brazil is the only team to have participated in every World Cup tournament. They have also won the most World Cup titles, five times. In 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002.
Brazil has also won the most four Confederations Cups. Brazil has been successful eight times in South America's battle for excellence, the Copa America. They last won the Copa America title in 2007.
Pele, one of the greatest footballers of all time, made his name known by wearing the Brazilian jersey. Apart from Pele, world-best footballers like Garrincha, Zico, Socrates, Zizinho, Romario, Bebeto, Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho have played for Brazil. Neymar, one of the best footballers of the present time, also came from Brazil.
It goes without saying that football is the most popular sport in Brazil. Due to its huge popularity, many people call Brazil the country of football. More than 10,000 Brazilians play professional football around the world.
Pele also holds the record for most goals for Brazil, 77. And former defender Cafu has played the most matches in Brazil's jersey, 142 matches.