The Paulista championship (i.e. Sao Paulo state) is without doubt the strongest of all Brazil's state championship. Not only does it boast four giant clubs of the Brazilian game but also several mid-level sides with great histories of their own.
Neymar (pictured) is the obvious star of the tournament but there are plenty of others. The likes of Luis Fabiano, Alexandre Pato, Paulinho, Arouca and Ganso have all recently been in the Brazil squad, while there are several others who could potentially reach that level.
This article, though, will not focus on the likes of Neymar. Instead, it is better to look at some of the players with something to prove over the course of the Paulistao. This is where major talking points lie.
So, without further ado, let's take a look at 10 players to watch in the remaining weeks of the Paulista championship.