Philippe Coutinho became the 36th Brazilian to sign for Barcelona when he completed his mega-money move to the LaLiga giants last weekend. But who are the best Brazilians to have played for the club? Let's take a look!
The Catalans scooped up the 25-year-old for a massive fee of €160 million (R2.4 billion), which made him the world’s second most expensive player after Neymar's exit from the Camp Nou to join Paris Saint-Germain.
The PSG attacker will forever be regarded as one of the best Brazilians to have plied his trade for the Blaugrana. During his time at the club, Neymar won two LaLiga titles, three Copa del Reys, a Spanish Super Cup, a UEFA Champions League and a FIFA Club World Cup.
Before him, though, Ronaldinho also used to set the historical stadium alight with his audacious skills and trickery, while Rivaldo would send the crowd to their feet when celebrating his goals.
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Dani Alves is another player who deserves recognition for his time at the club. Undoubtedly one of football's best ever right backs, the animated Brazilian left fans on the edge of their seats with his tremendous runs up and down the flanks. During his time at Barcelona, Alves helped inspire the Spanish giants to six LaLiga titles, in addition to the 17 other pieces of silverware they won together.
Coutinho will, undoubtedly, look to write his name in the history books of the club, and is likely to draw inspiration from his countrymen who have previously donned the famous jersey.
Who was your favourite Brazilian to have played for Barca?