As a country, Brazil churns out footballers both in great quantity and of great quality. Indeed, it is truly remarkable how many Brazilians are earning a living as a professional footballer worldwide.
Each year, new youngsters emerge onto the scene in great numbers. Most will never go on to achieve greatness, but in every batch there is almost guaranteed to be one who will go on to influence proceedings at an international level.
Next year will be no different and there are a host of talented players looking to take the next major step in their career as 2013 arrives on our doorsteps.
This list is by no means exclusive, but let's look at 10 youngsters who will be looking to make their mark in the coming twelve months.