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Top 5 Most Influential People From Brazil

Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior
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Everybody knows that Brazil is a country of football and beautiful carnivals. Hence, it is only natural that the most popular Brazilian people have managed to become prominent footballers and famous supermodels widely recognised around the world and are currently regarded as people who glorified the country.

Let’s check who made the list of the top 5 most influential people from Brazil:

#1 Ronaldinho

Ronald de Assis Moreira or else Ronaldinho, the famous footballer who plays for Mexican club Querétaro, won the FIFA World Player of the Year award for 2004 and 2005. Thus far, he has played 97 matches and scored 33 goals for the Brazil national football team and his role in the 2002 FIFA World Cup alongside Ronaldo and Rivaldo will always be remembered. Popular for his unique playing technique, tricks, dribbling and free kicks, Ronaldinho is without a doubt one of the greatest players of his generation.

#2 Adriana Lima

This beautiful Brazilian model and actress became famous as a Victoria’s Secret Angel and spokesmodel for Maybelline cosmetics. Even from a young age, Adriana was recognised for her beauty when she finished first in Ford’s competition “Supermodel of Brazil” and then got second place in the “Supermodel of the World” competition. By 2012, the beautiful model was regarded as the 4th top-earning model according to Forbes after she earned $7.3 million in a year!

#3 Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima

Another prominent Brazilian footballer, Ronaldo, who although now retired, he is still regarded by media and public as one of the greatest football players of all time. Rolando is amongst the four men who have won the FIFA World Player of the Year award at least three times or more along with Zidane, Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo played for Brazil in 98 matches with 62 goals and won several awards throughout his career. Apart from football, he has been a United Nations Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador supporting the Match Against Poverty.

#4 Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior

The famous Brazilian footballer Neymar currently plays for FC Barcelona and is the captain for the Brazil national team. At the age of 19, Neymar came 3rd in 2010 and the following years won the 2011 and 2012 South American Footballer of The Year award. Actually, he managed to become so popular for his dribbling skills, his acceleration and amazing playing style that media and former players describe Neymar as an excellent player. Ronaldinho even said, “Neymar will be the best in the world”!

#5 Gisele Bündchen

Gisele Bündchen is a Brazilian fashion model, actress and producer, and a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme, who was scouted to be a model when she was shopping. As a Victoria’s Secret Angel, Gisele pioneered the “horse walk” and has been admired by other famous models who said she may be the only remaining true supermodel. As an actor, Gisele played supporting roles in Taxi and The Devil Wears Prada. In 2004, she was the highest-paid model in the world and a few years later became the 16th richest woman in the entertainment industry!

Are there any other celebrities that should have been on this list? Let us know by commenting in the section below.

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