From Pelé to Ronaldo and Kaká to Neymar, Brazil has a ridiculously stacked back catalogue of footballing icons. No other nation comes close. Argentina. Spain. Italy. Netherlands. Germany. England. None compare to Brazil, a nation that lives and breathes football, and one that continues to produce world class talent at a ridiculous rate. Below we take a look at the best young Brazilian players in FIFA 23.
Best Brazilian Wonderkids in FIFA 23
10. Gabriel Silva (Santa Clara: RM, LM, ST)
20-year-old Gabriel Silva is your typical Brazilian winger, he’s quick, can dribble and is incredibly skilful. With three star weak foot rating Vieira is capable of playing on either flank, as well as through the middle.
Still only rated 68, but with a potential of 82, the Santa Clara loanee already has a number of promising attributes in FIFA 23 including 78 acceleration and agility, 74 sprint speed, 72 ball control and 71 dribbling. His end product does need considerable improvement, though, with crossing, finishing and short passing all below 65. But given more game time there’s no reason why the Palmeiras academy graduate can’t go on to forge a successful career and maybe one day feature for the Brazil senior team.
9. Kaio Jorge (Juventus: ST)
Game time has been pretty limited for 20-year-old striker Kaio Jorge since his move to Juventus from boyhood club Santos in 2021. A number of injuries have forced the youngster to watch on from the sidelines, but once fully fit big things are expected.
Rated 71 overall with a potential of 82, Jorge is a lively forward with 77 sprint speed, 75 acceleration and 75 agility. Like all young Brazilians Jorge has exceptional technical ability and terrific movement off the ball. Many have likened the youngster to compatriot Roberto Fimino, and it’s easy to see why with 79 ball control, 77 dribbling and 74 finishing.
8. Vinícius Tobías (Real Madrid: RB, RM)
A flying fullback, 18-year-old Vinícius Tobías da Silva joined Real Madrid on loan from Shakhtar Donetsk in the summer of 2022. Tobias will spend the season playing for Real Madrid B, before the club make a decision on whether to sign the wonderkid permanently in 2023.
Still only rated 63 overall, but with a potential of 83, Tobias has based his game on Dani Alves. Like his hero, the fullback’s better going forward than he is defending. He’s pacey with 74 sprint speed and 73 acceleration, can cross with both feet and is an efficient dribbler. Short passing, standing tackles and defensive awareness all need improving, but there’s no better place to learn your trade than the Ciudad Real Madrid.
7. João Pedro (Watford: ST, LM)
One of the few positives to come out of Watford last season, João Pedro showed, in spells, he has what it takes to compete with the best in the world. A pacey forward, with 79 acceleration and 76 sprint speed, Pedro thrives when afforded space to run into.
Still only 20-years-old the Watford forward is rated 71 overall with a potential of 84, and, like most Brazilians, is incredibly comfortable on the ball with 76 dribbling, 73 ball control and a four star weak foot rating. For his age Pedro has already shown excellent composure in front of goal with both finishing and heading accuracy rated 72 in FIFA 23.
6. Talles Magno (New York City FC: LM, CF)
If there’s one word to describe New York City FC’s Talles Magno then it’s electric. A pacey, tricky, unpredictable forward with 84 acceleration, 81 sprint speed and five star skill moves the 20-year-old has rotated across all three attacking positions at some point in his career.
But it’s the left wing where he thrives most. Here he can frustrate fullbacks with 84 ball control and 79 dribbling. Predominantly right footed Magno enjoys cutting inside and opening up space for the overlap. Despite his age, he’s already shown excellent composure, with a rating of 74 in FIFA 23. Overall Magno is rated 72, with a potential of 84, and is fully expected to be snapped up by one of Europe’s big dogs sooner rather than later.
5. Lázaro (Union Deportiva Almeria: LM, ST)
20-year-old Lázaro Vinicius Marques is, like most Brazilian forwards, efficient on the ball. Whilst he’s not the quickest in terms of acceleration and sprint speed compared to many on the list, he makes up for it with 79 dribbling, 77 ball control and 75 short passing. A product of the Flamengo academy, Lázaro was snapped up by Almeria in the summer of 2022, but is yet to feature for the first team.
Rated 74 overall, with a potential of 84, Lázaro is capable of playing out wide on the left or through the middle as an out-and-out striker and bagged 8 goals in 5 appearances for Brazil’s U17s.
4. Kayky (FC Pacos De Ferreira: RW)
Another highly rated Brazilian forward plying his trade in Europe, Kayky da Silva Chagas was snapped up by Manchester City in a deal reportedly worth up to £30m. Now on loan at FC Pacos De Ferreira, it’s hoped the teenager will gain valuable first team experience playing in Portugal’s top tier.
Still only rated 66 overall, but with a potential of 86, Kayky is quick and direct, and has the ability to beat a man in one vs. one situations with a combination of blistering pace and proficient dribbling. In FIFA 23 the 19-year-old has 83 acceleration, 83 agility and 75 sprint speed. His end product definitely needs some work, with both crossing and finishing below 65, but there’s a reason why City spent so much on the teenager – he’s definitely one to keep an eye on.
3. Sávio (PSV: RW)
If there’s one thing Brazil isn’t short on it’s promising forwards, and 18-year-old Sávio Moreira de Oliveira is another talented winger who’s highly rated. Currently on loan at PSV from Troyes, Savio has represented his country at U15, U17 and U20 level.
Predominantly left footed, but with three star weaker foot rating, Savio is best deployed on the right wing where he can cut inside and torment defenders with 76 dribbling. The teenager is also effective at keeping hold of possession in tight spaces with 75 ball control.
Unpredictable and difficult to defend against in one-vs-one situations, Savio has four star skill moves and a quick turn of pace. Rated 70 overall with a potential of 86, the Atlético Mineiro academy graduate has already shown great composure in the final third with 70 crossing and short passing.
2. Marquinhos (Arsenal: RM, LM)
Marcus Vincius Oliveira Alencar, commonly known as Marquinhos, is a pacey winger and one of Brazil’s hottest talents in FIFA 23. Rated 73 with a potential of 86 the 19-year-old joined Arsenal from Sao Paolo in the summer of 2022 and it’s hoped he can flourish in England in a similar way to compatriot Martinelli who, after a rocky start, is finally thriving. Comfortable on either flank, Marquinhos is heavily reliant on his quick turn of pace and impressive dribbling to drive past defenders.
82 acceleration, 77 sprint speed, 77 ball control and 76 dribbling show where his strengths lie. But with 73 positioning and 71 crossing Marquinhos is more than a one trick pony. Despite his age he has both the footballing intelligence and technique to pick up dangerous positions before delivering pinpoint crosses into the box. Service.
1. Gabriel Veron (FC Porto: RM, LM)
The best young Brazilian in FIFA 23, Porto’s Gabriel Veron Fonseca de Souza is already rated 75 overall but is expected to improve at a ridiculous rate and eventually hit a rating of 86. A right footed winger with four star skill moves and 81 dribbling Gabriel Veron has already drawn comparisons to Ronaldinho. And whilst it may seem premature to be chucking such bold statements around, he’s a wonderkid to keep an eye on.
With 86 sprint speed, 85 acceleration and 84 agility the 19-year-old is lightning quick. But it’s his end product which makes this kid stand out from the rest. 72 short passing and 71 finishing show, despite his age, he has maturity and composure in the final third which can’t be said for everyone on this list.