Neymar,Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Pele: How Do the Brazilians Stack Up?

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Neymar,Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Pele: How Do the Brazilians Stack Up?
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Brazilian Striker Neymar is set to become the next big thing in World Football. The 19 year old currently plays for the Brazilian club Santos, but is already involved in some major summer transfer drama over a potential move to English Premier League giants Chelsea. Neymar has seen his stock rise even more lately, when he scored two goals for Brazil in a friendly against Scotland that took place right in England's capital city of London.

Brazil has blessed this planet with two incredible gifts. Beautiful women, and footballers who play beautiful football. Neymar is far from the first Brazilian to dazzle the world with goals and flair, he is just simply the latest. Neymar is now preparing to have his name mentioned a long with some of the other great Brazilians who have played the game, and not just because of his hairstyle.

Before Neymar there was Ronaldinho, who thrilled fans with his creativity and ability to score from distance. Before Ronaldinho there was Ronaldo, who in his heyday was arguably the greatest striker who ever lived. Of course, the first Brazilian to bless the planet with his great ability was Pele, the man many consider to be the best player to ever play the game.

With such a high number of incredibly talented players before him, Neymar is unlikely to become the greatest Brazilian player to have ever played, the talent above him is just too good. But here is how Neymar stacks up against three of the greatest Brazilians to ever play.

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