Brazil is historically a hotbed of star players from which have left names like Pele, Falcao, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Romario, Zico, Garrincha, Neymar, among many other stars. Of the 20 most expensive signings in the history of football, three involve Brazilian David Luiz from Chelsea to PSG in 2014 for 63 million euros, Kaka AC Milan to Real Madrid in 2009 for 65 million euros and Neymar from Santos to Barcelona in 2013 by EUR 87 million. But the players are worth competing for the first division of the Brazilian Championship? The TransferMarket site specializes in transfers in the footballing world and according to the site, these are the most expensive players of national football:
10.Dudu – Palmeiras – R$ 26 million
Dudu is a 24 year old striker who began his professional career at Cruzeiro. For the team, it was loaned to Coritiba where he stayed a year before returning to the mining club. The speed and young technique caught the attention of Dynamo Kiev who hired the attacker for 5 million euros in 2011. For the Ukrainian team, Dudu played for two years to be loaned to Gremio in 2014 and have highlight the gaucho team. In 2015 he was hired by Palmeiras to be one of the greats of Verdão and matched the expectation with the title of the Brazil Cup where he was one of those who responsible for the achievement.
9.Dedé- Cruise – R$ 26.6 million
Dedé is one of the best defenders in Brazil.Dedé is a 27 year old defender who started his career playing for Volta Redonda in Rio de Janeiro. After grabbing attention in the Campeonato Carioca, Dedé was hired by Vasco da Gama where he played for four years and participated in 170 matches. His great performances with cruzmaltina shirt earned him 9 calls for the Brazilian national team which participated in six friendlies and 3 Super derby the Americas. At the end of 2013, he was hired by Cruise for $ 14 million, having won two titles by the mining team of the Serie A in 2013 and 2014, being awarded as the best defender of the Brazilian Championship two times.
8. Marcos Rocha – Atlético Mineiro – R$ 27 million
Marcos Rocha is 27 years old who started his career at Club Atlético Mineiro in 2006. The player was loaned by Galo to several smaller teams on the national scene and was only steady at Atletico in 2012, after returning from America- MG which was quite successful. Since 2012 until now, became owner of the right side of the Rooster where he won the Copa Libertadores in 2013 and was the selection of the Brazilian Campeonao in the years 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. The athlete was also summoned to the Brazilian national team for two times.
7. Jefferson – Botafogo – R$ 28.8 million
Jefferson is 33-year-old and the only goalkeeper of the list. Bowman started his career at Cruzeiro, where he was loaned to some clubs, not relevant. We came to move to Turkey, where he played for Trabzonspor and Konyaspor, but returned to his country in 2009 when he was hired by Botafogo. The goalkeeper remains in the carioca team till today, with more than 300 matches as a titular and 22 games for Brazil.
6. Federico Mancuello – R$ 33.2 million
Mancuello is 26 years and is the only foreigner in this list from Argetina. The player began his career at Independiente of Argentina in 2008 and after three years was borrowed for Belgrano. He then returned to the team that showed in 2013 where he remained until the beginning of 2016 and played 163 matches contributing 21 goals and 17 assists. His form in Independiente drew the attention of several Brazilian clubs, but it was Flamengo who could hire half the amount of R$ 12 million Poe 90% of the federative rights of the athlete. Mancu, as is known, took part in two games for the Argentine national team in 2015, scoring a goal.
5. Elias – R$ 35.4 million
Elias wheel is 30 and is a fairly run player. The athlete began his career at Nautico Recife and after undergoing minor clubs, arrived at Corinthians in 2008 where he was nationally known. In 2010, hit transfer to Atletico Madrid for € 7 million, but remained in the Spanish team for only one year due to the amount of extra Community players in the squad. Also in 2011 hit his transfer to Sporting of Portugal by 8.8 million in what was until then the most expensive signing in the history of the Portuguese team. Elias did not succeed in Lusitanian lands and was loaned to Flamengo in 2013, which was very good. The Rio team tried to hire the athlete but the high requested Sporting prevented the deal came to fruition, but Elias was not satisfied in Portugal and requested his transfer to Brazilian football, a fact that occurred in 2014 with his return to Timão . At Corinthians, Elias won the Brazilian Championship in 2015 and also went on to have a constant presence in the Brazilian national team which has so far 31 games.
4. Lucas Lima – R$ 39.8 million
Lucas Lima is a means 25 years of field began his career by Inter de Limeira. After stand out for their first team, was hired by Internacional of Porto Alegre where he was not much used. International was borrowed for Sport, where he began to show that he is a different athlete, having won the title of best mid-2013 Campeonato Pernambucano field as Inter did not intend to rely on the athlete, the Saints hired in 2014 for $ 5 million. Hiring worked and Lucas Lima is currently seen as one of the best midfielders in activity on the national scene and in 2015 was elected to the selection of the Championship and also won the title of best player of the tournament in Brazil. Such quality has attracted the attention of several European clubs wishing to rely on the athlete who has participated in six games for the Brazilian national team.
3. Paulo Henrique Ganso – R$ 40 million
Paulo Henrique Ganso is a midfielder who started his career at Santos in 2008. The duo that formed with Neymar delighted Brazil and the athlete was appointed, including, as the future big star of the national football, even above the current 11 shirt Barcelona. Goose had game view above normal and was seen as a classic half of those endangered in football. In 2010 the athlete suffered a knee injury and had to get away from the action for seven months and when he recovered, never got to play football that drew the attention of sports fans. After disagreements with the Santos fans and a few injuries in the curriculum, the player moved to São Paulo in 2012 at a cost of 10 million euros and remains in São Paulo tricolor until today. The athlete made 8 appearances for the national team, but not included in the squad since 2012.
2. Malcom – R $ 43.3 million
Malcom is one of only 18-year-old who acts as a striker for Corinthians. The player makes his second season at Timon, but already shows great technical quality and maturity for someone so young. The athlete was champion of Serie A in 2015 and has been a constant presence in the convocations of the Olympic team in Brazil to compete in the Olympics in 2016. Malcom has generated interest from several European teams like Borussia Dortmund, Rome and Benfica. The Corinthians has 70 matches in the curriculum with 10 goals scored. The attacker plays the sides of the field and is expected to have a bright future ahead.
1. Gabigol – R $ 53.1 million
Gabigol is a young 19 year old striker who plays for Santos. The player is considered the great jewel of Santos after Neymar and accumulates passages by youth teams of Brazil since 14 years. By Santos, debuted in 2013 with only 16 years and since then it is certain presence as owner of the team. By beachy alvinegro, he played 126 games and scored 45 goals and won the artillery of the Brazil Cup in the last two editions of the tournament. Gabigol arouses interest from several European clubs for the quality demonstrated even being very young. His club has rejected proposals around EUR 15 million from CSKA and Fiorentina signals that can offer 20 million euros to rely on the services of one of the biggest promises of Brazilian football in recent years.