The Top 10 Brazil Goals of All Time
There is a saying in football: "The English invented it, the Brazilians perfected it," and there are few who could argue against that logic.
When you look back in history, Brazil has fostered some of the greatest footballing talent the world has ever been blessed with.
Pele, Zico, Socrates, Ronaldo, the list of past greats goes on and on, as does the list of current stars such as Luis Fabiano and Kaka.
Brazilian football is the peak of the sport so much that the country even has a list of rising talent that is endless with names such as Pato and Neymar at the top of it.
The yellow, green and blue are famous footballing colours that the represent one, if not the, greatest footballing nation in the world.
Brazil have conquered the world of football five times, more than any other country.
Those five World Cup trophies start the list of endless honours that the "sexy" samba football of the Brazilian national team have brought home.
From their endless array of talent, has come some of the best goals that football has ever seen.
The following list is the top 10 Brazilian beauties that have hit the back of opposition nets.
No.10: Ronaldinho vs England - World Cup 2002
This goal is remembered more so for the stupidity of David Seaman rather than the technical ability of Ronaldinho.
Brazil where matched up against England in the quarter-finals of the 2002 World Cup.
It was without doubt the tie of the round and it produced one of the best goals of the competition.
England went ahead when Michael Owen struck after just 23 minutes.
Rivaldo equalized in injury-time of the first half leveling the game at one a piece.
Five minutes after the restart Brazil were awarded a free-kick some distance from the box, off to the right-hand side.
England's then No.1 David Seaman edged off his line to position himself for what he assumed would be a Ronadinho cross.
With great vision and accuracy Ronaldinho spotted Seaman off his line and proceeded to lob the keeper in some style, winning the game for Brazil, who would go on to win the tournament.
No.9: Edinho vs Poland - World Cup 1986
Brazil breezed through the group stages of the 1986 World Cup winning all three of their games.
They scored five goals and did not concede. After their last-16 tie against Poland, their scoring tally would increase to nine, and they would still have yet to concede a goal.
Edinho overlapped one of his Brazilian teammates on the left-hand side.
He ran onto a back-heel as the Poland defense traveled the ball inside.
Edinho took the ball in his stride dragging it in-front of him with his right foot.
The smart Brazilian then faked with his left dragging the ball across his path. In doing so he skipped past the advancing goalkeeper and trailing defender leaving an open net to slide the ball into.
That was Brazil's third and a game which would end 4-0 for the yellow, green and blue.
Sadly for the Brazilians they would be knocked-out of the competition in the next round on penalties to France.
No.8: Adriano vs Argentina - Confederations Cup 2005
Brazil had an up and down competition to say the least.
They struggled in the group stages of the 2005 Confederations Cup coming second to Mexico.
They won their opening game against Greece, but would then lose to Mexico in their second game and draw 2-2 with Japan.
Brazil made the knock-out stages on goal difference ahead of Japan.
After a close contest with host, Germany narrowly winning 3-2, they met their South America rivals Argentina in the final.
Frankfurt was expecting a great game, but instead it was a landslide.
Brazil crushed Argentina four goals to one, and lifted the Confederations Cup.
Four goals in the space of an hour killed the game off and Argentina salvaged some sort of pride with a conciliation goal.
The opening goal was an absolute rocket from Adriano after just 11 minutes.
Adriano received a pass 10-15 yards outside the Argentine box. He turned and tried to control the ball with his left.
A poor first touch took the ball away from the Brazilian and tempted one of Argentina's centre halfs into a lunging tackle.
Adriano poked the ball to the left of the defender with his left foot, and before another opponent could close him down he snapped off a shot with his left just on the semi-circle.
The ball thundered past the helpless goalkeeper into the top left corner, and the Brazilian onslaught began.
No.7: Roberto Carlos vs France - Le Tournoi 1997
The Le Tournoi was a friendly competition set up in France as a warm-up for Brazil, France, England and Italy prior to the 2004 World Cup.
Although the concept only lasted for one year, one particular goal will last a lifetime.
And it also happened to be the very first goal of competition.
France opened the contest in Lyon against Brazil, 20 minutes into the game Brazil were awarded a free-kick 15-20 yards outside the French penalty area.
The free-kick was somewhat central and the French goalkeeper, Fabian Barthez set up a four-man wall, and stood in the middle of his goal.
Roberto Carlos took a run-up to the ball and put the outside of his left boot across the ball.
The ball curled outside the wall then back inside the post.
Barthez was left standing still watching what would then become known as a Roberto Carlos special.
No.6: Careca vs France - World Cup 1986
After walking all over Poland in the last-16 and slotting four past them, Brazil moved into the quarter-finals.
That is where they met France, and that is where their 1986 World Cup would conclude.
Despite taking the lead, Brazil would go out on penalties.
Brazil opened the score in their usual manner, pure class.
The ball was swept inside from the wing.
Two Brazilian attackers played a neat one-two with one another to get around a triangle of French players.
Another one-two looked liked it was going to take place which dragged the last French defender into the middle of his area.
The ball was slide out to Careca on the right, who was left all alone.
He moved onto the ball and stuck a beauty shot first time.
The ball rose over the advancing French keeper and into the right side of the net.
No.5: Kaka vs Argentina - Friendly 2006
Elano scored a brace to help Brazil beat bitter South American rival Argentina 3-0, but his efforts where overshadowed by a piece of magic by Kaka.
Arsenal's new Emirates Stadium was the host for a Brazil, Argentina friendly, which ended in embarrassment for the white and blue stripes.
Down 2-0, Kaka picked up the ball deep in his own half.
He put his head down and ran, as Lionel Messi trailed behind him.
Kaka drove at the heart of the Argentine defense, ignored the help he had to his left and cut to the right, passing the Argentine defender.
He showed great strength and balance holding off the defender while slipping the ball under the on-rushing goalkeeper.
He hit it just hard enough to tempt the last defender into chasing the ball into the back of his own net.
No.4: Pele vs Wales - World Cup 1958
Brazil eased into the latter stages of the 1958 World Cup in Sweden.
Picking up two wins and a draw with England, Brazil went through top of their group without conceding a single goal.
They were matched-up against Wales in the quarter-finals and that would be the very game that Pele would score his first of the tournament and Brazil's only goal of the game.
The ball was headed onto Pele, who was standing in the Welsh box, with his back to goal while also being marked.
Pele took the ball onto his chest. As it dropped he tipped it back up into the air and quickly turned inside the defender and volleyed the ball into the Welsh net before another defender could get across to make a tackle.
Brazil won the game thanks to Pele's single goal and would go on to lift the trophy.
No.3: Zico vs Yugoslavia - Friendly 1986
Brazil hosted Yugoslavia in a friendly game in 1986.
The game would be the venue for one of Zico's finest goals in a Brazil shirt.
Zico had the ball at his feet outside the Yugoslavia penalty area.
Zico has brought down from behind and lost possession, but the referee allowed play to continue.
The ball rebounded off a Yugoslavian player and rolled back into Zico's path.
He quickly regained control and drove at the Yugoslavian defense.
With the ball on his right side, he fainted right and shifted to the left and past the defender.
He then used the exact same move to slide past the the Yugoslavian goalkeeper who was rushing out at Zico's feet.
Zico then had and open net to slide the ball into while the trailing Yugoslavian defender was upended by his own keeper.
No.2: Josimar vs Poland - World Cup 1986
When Poland met Brazil in the 1986 World Cup they knew they would have their hands full trying to prevent the amazing attacking force.
What they didn't know was they would endure two of the most stunning goals to be scored by Brazil.
Josimar's solo effort is one of the best goals in World Cup history.
He picked the ball up on the right wing and beat the first defender by simply shifting inside him.
He then skipped over the second defender's tackle and raged into the Polish box.
He showed great strength holding off a Polish defender chasing behind and skipped past his attempted tackle.
Josimar then stuck his right boot through the ball and drove a shot across the Polish goalkeeper and into the far left-hand corner and the tightest of angles, while avoiding a lunging tackle from a Polish defender.
The second of four goals that the Polish would endure on the day.
No.1: Carlos Alberto vs Italy - World Cup 1970
Italy were embarrassed by a 4-1 hammering at the hands of Brazil, but they also where picked apart by the Brazilians in the build up to one of the best ever goals.
Not only is the strike a fantastic shot, but the build up play and teamwork leading up to the goals was unbelievable.
Eight passes where strung together from just outside the Brazil penalty area, all the way up to Pele who was on the edge of the Italian box.
Great vision from Pele and a perfect pass lead to Carlos Alberto smashing home from just inside the right of the Italian box past the helpless Italian keeper.
In under half a minute the Brazilian side had calmly worked the ball along the left side of the pitch up to Pele and across to Carlos Alberto.
A move that involved Pele in the middle of his own half, who would then set-up the goal on the edge of the Italian box; Clodoaldo skipping past four players as if they were not there; an inch perfect pass down the line from Rivelino to Jairzinho, who then shifts past two defenders to lay the ball onto Pele.
It is too good for words to describe.