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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?