For a long time it was considered an almost impossible task. Brazilians had attempted to crack the English game, but many had fallen by the wayside in their attempts.
It has since been proven, of course, that such comments bare little relevance to the reality of the situation. Brazilians can and have excelled in the Premier League, it's just that there have been some big-name casualties lost along the way.
When moving to any new country, past reputation is meaningless. It is a straightforward task of adapting to survive and justifying the expenditure of the club that now pay your wages. For some it is easy. Others find their new environs difficult to handle.
Of all the Brazilians to have played in England, which then have been the five biggest failures? Let's take a look and see.