Brazil has been the pinnacle of football for many years. You could reel off Brazilian stars from years gone by with ease, from Pelé to Ronaldo to Neymar Jr.
However, though Brazil won the Copa America in 2019, they haven’t made it to a World Cup Final since 2002.
In this article, you’ll find the highest-rated players for Brazil in each positional area, as well as a table of all of the best Brazilian players at the foot of the article.
Alisson (90 OVR)
Best Position: GK
Overall Rating: 90
Weak Foot: Three-Star
Best Attributes: 91 Goalkeeper Positioning, 89 Goalkeeper Reflexes, 88 Goalkeeper Handling
Although Alisson didn’t lead the Premier League in clean sheets last season, since joining Liverpool, he has kept a total of 45 clean sheets in 91 appearances. Since joining the Reds in 2018, they’ve won the Premier League and the Champions League.
Liverpool’s recent success may not be solely attributed to Alisson, but his record and the club’s trophy haul of since he joined speak to his ability to compete at the highest level.
As the second-highest rated goalkeeper on FIFA 21, behind Jan Oblak, Alisson’s ratings are very strong: his lowest goalkeeping stat is goalkeeper kicking (85).
Contrary to how many top teams now prefer splitting the centre backs, with the goalkeeper using their feet to pass it out, Alisson is much better suited to starting the break with a long throw.
Thiago Silva (85 OVR)
Best Position: CB
Overall Rating: 85
Weak Foot: Three-Star
Best Attributes: 90 Jumping, 88 Interceptions, 87 Marking
Thiago Silva made a move from Paris Saint-Germain to Chelsea this summer, having spent eight years with the French giants.
His role at Chelsea may be different from his go-to starting role at PSG. However, a player of his stature, regardless of his age, will always provide immeasurable value on and off the pitch.
Throughout his career, Thiago Silva has found success in the French and Italian top-flights, winning the Ligue 1 and Serie A in both countries while also collecting many other domestic trophies.
Despite now being 35-years-old, Thiago Silva’s defensive prowess is still evident in FIFA 21, with several of his defensive stats being in the high-80s.
His physical attributes may be his only downside, which reflects his age, bar his 90 jumping. His acceleration (57) and sprint speed (61) aren’t what they used to be, with his stamina (71) has also taking a hit this year.
Thiago Silva won’t be a long-term investment in FIFA 21. Still, if you’re looking for a CB to come in for a season or two whilst you train a replacement, the Brazilian veteran could be a top target.
That said, due to how players decline over the age of 30 on FIFA, expect his overall to drop throughout the season.
Casemiro (89 OVR)
Team: Real Madrid
Best Position: CDM
Overall Ratings: 89
Weak Foot: Three Star
Best Attributes: 91 Aggression, 91 Strength, 90 Stamina
Casemiro is one of those defensive midfielders who may not receive the headlines that he deserves but certainly makes an impact. The Brazilian led Los Blancos first-team regulars in tackles (2.7) and interceptions (1.9) per league game last season.
He’s a player who’s always in the thick of it, not afraid to commit a tactical foul to break up the opposition’s momentum.
Despite making his Brazil debut at just 19-years-old, it has only been in the last three years that Casemiro has cemented his place in the national team.
Casemiro is the highest rated CDM in FIFA 21, excelling in is his defensive fundamentals, awareness, and passing ability. Plus, his stamina rating of 90 allows him to be at his best for the full 90 minutes.
The Brazilian could also be considered a bit of an attacking threat; although his long shot rating is only 81, his shot power is rated 88, so he can fire some thunderous shots when needed.
Neymar Jr (91 OVR)
Team: Paris Saint-Germain
Best Position: LW
Overall Rating: 91
Skill Moves: Five-Star
Best Attributes: 96 Agility, 95 Dribbling, 95 Ball Control
Neymar Jr’s talent and reputation almost precede him, as he doesn’t just score goals and set them up, he also taunts his opponents with spell-binding skills and tricks.
Only 28-years-old, Neymar Jr is already Brazil’s third-highest goalscorer of all-time, just one behind second-place Ronaldo. However, since he broke into the national team in 2010, the South American footballing giants haven’t lived up to expectations on the world stage.
Neymar Jr is the best left winger in FIFA 21 and the joint-third-best player in the game. His highlight attributes include his 95 dribbling, 96 agility, and 95 ball control, which combine to make him a menace on the wing.
Still not even 30-years-old, Neymar Jr.still has many seasons left to play at a high level. However, he is injury prone, so if you are considering signing him, know that he may not be available in every game.
Ederson (88 OVR)
Team: Manchester City
Best Position: GK
Overall Rating: 88
Weak Foot: Three-Star
Best Attributes: 93 Goalkeeper Kicking, 88 Goalkeeper Reflexes, 86 Goalkeeper Diving
Ederson won the Premier League’s Golden Glove last season with 16 clean sheets in 35 appearances, despite being guarded by a Manchester City defence that looked in need of bolstering at numerous times last season.
Since joining Manchester City for £36 million in 2017, a record fee for a goalkeeper at the time, the value of goalkeepers has been recognised, with a new record being set twice over since Ederson’s move.
In the debate between Brazil’s two world-class goalies, Alisson versus Ederson, the main difference between the two on FIFA 21 is that Ederson is better at distributing the ball with his feet than Alisson.
As he is better at distributing with his feet, Ederson may be best used on a team with tall and strong midfielders, so that they can win the aerial battles, speedy wingers who can surge on the counter-attack.
All of the Best Brazil Players in FIFA 21
In the table below, you can find all of the best Brazilian players of FIFA 21, sorted by their overall ratings.
|Neymar Jr||91||LW||96 Agility, 95 Dribbling, 95 Ball Control||Paris Saint-Germain|
|Alisson||90||GK||91 Goalkeeper Positioning, 89 Goalkeeper Reflexes, 88 Goalkeeper Handling||Liverpool|
|Casemiro||89||CDM||91 Aggression, 91 Strength, 90 Stamina||Real Madrid|
|Ederson||88||GK||93 Goalkeeper Kicking, 88 Goalkeeper Reflexes, 86 Goalkeeper Diving||Manchester City|
|Roberto Firmino||87||CF||91 Ball Control, 90 Reactions, 90 Dribbling||Liverpool|
|Fabinho||87||CDM||90 Penalties, 88 Stamina, 87 Interceptions||Liverpool|
|Marquinhos||85||CB||89 Jumping, 87 Standing Tackle, 87 Sliding Tackle||Paris Saint-Germain|
|Thiago Silva||85||CB||90 Jumping, 88 Interceptions, 87 Marking||Chelsea|
|Alex Sandro||85||LB||91 Stamina, 85 Sprint Speed, 84 Reactions||Piemonte Calcio (Juventus)|
|Arthur Melo||84||CM||90 Balance, 90 Composure, 89 Ball Control||Piemonte Calcio (Juventus)|
|Lucas Leiva||84||CDM||87 Interceptions, 86 Composure, 84 Standing Tackle||SL Lazio|
|Alex Telles||84||LB||91 Stamina, 89 Crossing, 87 Shot Power||FC Porto|
|Douglas Costa||84||LM||94 Acceleration, 93 Sprint Speed, 92 Agility||Piemonte Calcio (Juventus)|
|Felipe||84||CB||92 Aggression, 90 Jumping, 89 Strength||Atlético Madrid|
|Paulinho||83||CM||92 Jumping, 92 Stamina, 85 Heading Accuracy||Guangzhou Evergrande|
|Allan||83||CM||92 Stamina, 90 Aggression, 88 Reactions||Everton|
|Diego Carlos||83||CB||86 Strength, 85 Aggression, 84 Interceptions||Sevilla FC|
|Fernando||83||CDM||85 Aggression, 85 Interceptions, 83 Marking||Sevilla FC|
|Gabriel Jesus||83||ST||91 Agility, 90 Balance, 87 Reactions||Manchester City|
|Lucas Moura||83||RM||95 Acceleration, 93 Agility, 92 Jumping||Tottenham Hotspur|
|Marcelo||83||LB||91 Ball Control, 89 Dribbling, 85 Balance||Real Madrid|
|Oscar||83||CAM||88 Agility, 86 Balance, 86 Short Passing||Shanghai SIPG|
|Philippe Coutinho||83||CAM||93 Balance, 91 Agility, 89 Ball Control||FC Barcelona|
|Renato Augusto||83||CM||86 Reactions, 85 Stamina, 85 Short Passing||Beijing Guoan|