The greatest player to ever live is also the greatest World Cup star in Brazil's storied history. With three titles (1958, '62 and '70) and 11 goals in the World Cup, Pele cemented his status forever.
A star on the awesome 1970 squad, Rivelino was one of the most graceful players to ever hit the pitch. His superior ball skills were a model for players of today.
Socrates was a prolific scorer and a tremendous passer for the Brazil teams of the early '80s. The captain of the 1982 World Cup squad, Socrates is known also for odd penalty kicks -- he didn’t run up to the ball! Check it out here.
Rivaldo was a tremendous playmaker for Brazil, one of the greats in a lineage of greatness. The 1999 World and European Footballer of the Year, Rivaldo scored 34 goals in his international career and was the engine that powered the team to the 2002 title.
The captain of the 1970 juggernaut, Carlos Alberto is regarded as one of the best defenders of all time. He was named to the World Team of the 20th Century and scored one of the greatest goals in World Cup history in the 1970 final against Italy.
A two-time champion, Cafu was Brazil's captain when they won the 2002 title. A right back with tremendous speed and a unique ability to join the attack, Cafu is the most-capped Brazilian player of all time with 143.
An explosive winger who won a title with the legendary 1970 squad, Jairzinho scored in every match that year, becoming only the third player ever to do so.
The greatest Brazilian World Cup player never to win a title, Zico was the team's star in the 1976, '82 and '86 World Cups. He was known for clinical finishing and a wicked free kick. According to Pele, "throughout the years, the one player that came closest to me was Zico."
Overshadowed Pele, Garrincha may be the most underrated player in history. He was named the most outstanding player in Brazil's 1962 victory, his second title after also winning in 1958.
Ronaldo won two world titles (1994 and 2002) and is the all-time leader in World Cup goals with 15.