Brazil has produced a whole host of legends, perhaps more than any other nation. From their catchy names to their captivating style of play, these players have been heroes to Brazilians and admired the world over.
The incredible success that Brazil have experienced down the years make it hard to compile a list of the top 10 Brazilian players of all time; there are just so many worthy of recognition.
Partially for that reason, and partially because it is hard to compare something that is incomplete with something that is, only players who have finished their careers and retired from professional football have been considered for this list (hence no Ronaldinho, Roberto Carlos or even Rivaldo, however close they may be to retirement).
So, here is my list of the 10 greatest Brazilian legends of all time. I hope you enjoy the list and please feel free to post any opinions, or your own top 10 in the comment section below. With so many to choose from, there are bound to be players I've left out who you'd like to see included, so do remember this is just my opinion!