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Meet 5 Brazil Players That Are Of African Ancestry

Black Brazilian is a term used to categorise by race or color Brazilian citizens who are black. Many black Brazilians have been prominent in Brazilian society, particularly in football.

Brazilians who have predominantly or partial African ancestry. Depending on the circumstances, the ones whose African features are more evident are always or frequently seen by others as Africans.

1. Neymar

Neymar is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team. He is widely regarded as one of the best players in the world.

2. Fernando Luiz Roza

Fernando Luiz Roza known as Fernandinho, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Manchester City and the Brazil national team.

He started his career at Brazilian club Atlético Paranaense before moving to Shakhtar Donetsk in 2005. Where he became one of the best foreign players to ever play in the Ukrainian Premier League.

3. Ronaldinho

Ronaldinho is a Brazilian retired professional footballer and current ambassador for Barcelona. He played mostly as an attacking midfielder, but was also deployed as a winger.

Ronaldinho won two FIFA World Player of the Year awards and a Ballon d'Or. A global icon of the sport, he was renowned for his technical skills, creativity and dribbling ability.

4. Willian

Willian Borges da Silva known as Willian, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a winger or as an attacking midfielder for Premier League club Arsenal and the Brazil national team.

Willian made his debut for Brazil in 2011 and has since represented his country at the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cups.

5. Douglas Costa de Souza

Douglas Costa de Souza is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a winger for Campeonato Brasileiro Série A club Grêmio, on loan from Serie A club Juventus.

He is known for his dribbling skills, speed, acceleration, and crossing ability. A full international since 2014, Costa represented Brazil at the 2015 Copa América and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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