Cafu, Dida, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Robinho, Zico, Pelé, and Jairzinho are just some of the legendary names to have represented Brazil in the world of football. As a result, expectations are regularly heaped onto emerging Brazilian young players.
Even though the pool is far shallower than it should be in FIFA 22 Career Mode, with EA not having the rights to Brazilian league players, gamers can still find plenty of wonderkids from Brazil with high potential ratings.
So that you can get future greats on your shortlist straight away, you can find all of the best Brazilian wonderkids in FIFA 22 on this page.
Choosing FIFA 22 Career Mode’s best Brazilian wonderkids
With a group of wonderkids headlined by Antony, Rodrygo, and Vinícius Jr, Brazil is still a superb nation to turn to if you want some of the world’s top up-and-coming talents.
Still, to get onto this list of the very best Brazilian wonderkids in FIFA 22, each player has to have a potential rating of at least 80, be 21-years-old at the most, and, of course, have Brazil listed as their country.
At the foot of the article, you can find a table of all of the best Brazilian wonderkids in FIFA 22.
Check out our article on FIFA 23 transfer market.
1. Vinícius Jr (80 OVR – 90 POT)
Team: Real Madrid
Value: £40.5 million
Best Attributes: 95 Acceleration, 95 Sprint Speed, 94 Agility
Standing atop the prestigious class of the best young FIFA LW Brazilian wonderkids is the stud winger Vinícius Jr, who comes into Career Mode with a 90 potential rating.
The left winger boasts high ratings in the most important attributes for players on FIFA: the pace attributes. Vinícius Jr already boasts 94 agility, 95 acceleration, and 95 speed. Being able to beat any defender in a footrace, the São Gonçalo-native is already one of the best players to have in your team.
As soon as he joined Real Madrid from Flamengo in 2018, Vinícius’ talent was clear to see. Through his first 126 games of adjusting to top-flight Spanish football, he’s scored 19 goals and set-up 26. This season, however, looks to be his big breakout campaign, with him scoring five goals in the opening eight games.
2. Rodrygo (80 OVR – 88 POT)
Team: Real Madrid
Value: £40 million
Best Attributes: 88 Acceleration, 87 Sprint Speed, 87 Agility
Ranking just behind his compatriot and Los Blancos teammate, Rodrygo’s 88 potential rating lands him very high up on this list of the best Brazilian wonderkids in FIFA 22.
Offering a very similar build to Vinícius Jr, Rodrygo’s main assets are his speed and footwork, entering Career Mode with 88 acceleration, 87 agility, 87 sprint speed, 84 dribbling, and four-star skill moves.
Arriving from Santos in 2019, the Osasco-born winger put up ten goals and 11 assists in his first 67-games for the Bernabéu club, but has predominantly featured as a substitute to kick-off the 2021/22 campaign.
3. Gabriel Martinelli (76 OVR – 88 POT)
Value: £15.5 million
Best Attributes: 88 Acceleration, 86 Sprint Speed, 83 Agility
With an 88 potential rating at 20-years-old, Gabriel Martinelli comes in as one of the best young players from Brazil in FIFA 22, with his 76 overall rating making his value of £15.5 million a bit more affordable.
Much like the higher-ranking Brazilian wonderkids on this list, and many of those below, speed is Martinelli’s strength from the outset of Career Mode. His 88 acceleration, 86 sprint speed, and 83 agility help to make him a viable starting XI option despite his lower overall rating.
Still working his way towards being a permanent fixture for the Gunners, the winger from Guarulhos has played over 50 games since his switch in 2019, scoring 12 goals and seven assists to date.
4. Antony (80 OVR – 88 POT)
Value: £40.5 million
Best Attributes: 93 Acceleration, 92 Agility, 90 Sprint Speed
Another speedster attacking talent joins the ranks of the very best Brazilian wonderkids to sign in FIFA 22, with Antony and his 88 potential rating making him one of the top young players available.
Following the theme, Antony’s main strength is his pace, with his 80 overall rating offering a high ceiling for these attributes from the get-go. The left-footer’s 93 acceleration, 90 sprint speed, and 92 agility make him a potent weapon to have down either flank.
Ajax is known throughout football as having a great eye for high-ceiling prospects, as well as for having the facilities and team to develop the raw talents into top-class players. Antony is one of the latest in the long line of wonderkids to emerge into the Amsterdam club’s first team, being a regular feature on the right wing in the Eredivisie.
5. Kayky (66 OVR – 87 POT)
Team: Manchester City
Value: £2.3 million
Best Attributes: 85 Agility, 83 Acceleration, 82 Sprint Speed
As the youngest player to feature in this elite-tier of the best young Brazilians in FIFA 22, Kayky is particularly appealing to Career Mode managers looking to sign a top young talent.
Despite his 66 overall rating, Kayky’s best attributes are comparable to those with much higher overall ratings above. The 5’8’’ left-footer comes into the game with 85 agility, 82 sprint speed, and 83 acceleration, with his 73 dribbling and 72 ball control making him a viable option for many clubs.
Only just joining Manchester City from Fluminense, Kayky made enough of an impression in 32 games last season to be held in high regard. He left the Brazilian club with three goals and two assists before making the £9 million switch.
6. Tetê (76 OVR – 86 POT)
Team: Shakhtar Donetsk
Value: £14.5 million
Best Attributes: 84 Sprint Speed, 82 Acceleration, 82 Dribbling
Tetê may start Career Mode with a 76 overall rating, but that will quickly develop into the 86 potential rating that lands him on this list of the best wonderkids from Brazil – if he’s played regularly.
At 21-years-old, the winger from Alvorada slightly bucks the trend of this list of the best young Brazilians in FIFA 22. His 82 acceleration and 84 sprint speed are Tetê’s best ratings, but instead of agility being next, it’s his 82 dribbling, with even his 79 ball control outweighing the 78 agility.
In February 2019, Shakhtar Donetsk paid £13.5 million to Grêmio to bring Tetê to Ukraine. The young Brazilian was almost immediately thrust into the starting XI, scoring 24 goals by this 93rd game for the club.
7. Talles Magno (67 OVR – 85 POT)
Team: New York City FC
Value: £2.3 million
Best Attributes: 87 Acceleration, 84 Sprint Speed, 78 Dribbling
Rounding off the top picks of Brazilian wonderkids, but still with a strong 85 potential rating, is New York City FC’s Talles Magno, who might be the most affordable of these top picks.
Magno’s best attributes strongly align with the young players above, with his 87 acceleration, 84 sprint speed, and 78 agility being the 67-overall winger’s strongest ratings.
Coming over from Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama, having scored five goals in 61 appearances for the Série B side, New York City paid around £6.5 million for the Rio de Janeiro starlet to join the MLS ranks.
All of the best young Brazilian players in FIFA 22
In this table, you can find the full list of all of the best Brazilian wonderkids to sign in Career Mode.
|Vinícius Jr.||80||90||20||LW||Real Madrid||£40 million||£103,000|
|Rodrygo||79||88||20||RW||Real Madrid||£33.1 million||£99,000|
|Gabriel Martinelli||76||88||20||LM, LW||Arsenal||£15.5 million||£42,000|
|Kayky||66||87||18||RW||Manchester City||£2.3 million||£10,000|
|Tetê||76||86||21||RM||Shakhtar Donetsk||£14.6 million||£688|
|Talles Magno||67||85||19||LM, CF||New York City FC||£2.2 million||£2,000|
|Gustavo Assunção||73||85||21||CDM, CM||Galatasaray SK (on-loan from FC Famalicão)||£6 million||£5,000|
|Marcos Antonio||73||85||21||CM, CDM||Shakhtar Donetsk||£6.5 million||£559|
|Morato||68||84||20||CB||SL Benfica||£2.6 million||£3,000|
|Reinier||71||84||19||CF, CAM||Borussia Dortmund (on-loan from Real Madrid)||£3.9 million||£39,000|
|João Pedro||71||84||19||ST||Watford||£3.9 million||£17,000|
|Paulinho||73||83||20||CAM, LW, RW||Bayer 04 Leverkusen||£5.6 million||£22,000|
|Evanilson||73||83||21||ST||FC Porto||£6 million||£8,000|
|Kaio Jorge||69||82||19||ST||Juventus||£2.8 million||£16,000|
|Luquinha||72||82||20||CAM, CM||Portimonense SC||£4.3 million||£4,000|
|Luis Henrique||74||82||19||RW, LM||Olympique de Marseille||£7.7 million||£17,000|
|Yan Couto||66||81||19||RB, RM, RWB||SC Braga||£1.6 million||£2,000|
|Rosberto Dourado||81||81||21||CDM, CM, CAM||Corinthians||£23.2 million||£22,000|
|Tuta||72||81||21||CB||Eintracht Frankfurt||£4.2 million||£11,000|
|Welington Dano||81||81||21||LB, LM||Atlético Mineiro||£23.7 million||£27,000|
|Brenner||71||81||21||ST||FC Cincinnati||£3.6 million||£4,000|
|Laure Santeiro||80||80||21||CAM, LM, LW||Fluminense||£21.5 million||£20,000|
|Rodrigo Muniz||68||80||20||ST||Fulham||£2.5 million||£15,000|
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