Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Brazilian Players Home State Map

I was curious where many of the current and past Brazilian soccer players were specifically from in Brazil so I decided to make a map. I tried to use a fairly broad cross-section of 50 different Brazilian players past and present, from Adriano to Zico.

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Of these players, quite a few come from the same city:

Rio de Janeiro - Adriano, Juan, Thiago Silva, Gilberto, Diego Alves, Vágner Love, Ronaldo, Romario, Zico

São Paulo - Julio Baptista, Luisão, Cafu, Juninho Paulista, Denilson (Arsenal)

Porto Alegre - Anderson, Mineiro, Ronaldinho

Brasilia - Lucio, Kaká

Curitiba - Alex (Fenerbahçe), Thiago Neves

Does anybody know of any well-known players from the Amazon regions of Brazil? I know Francisco Lima who played for Roma a few years back and is currently with Brescia was born in Manaus, the capital of Amazonas. Any others?

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