Ranking the top five Brazilians in the English Premier League this season
Brazil have been a dominant force in world football, lifting the prestigious World Cup trophy five times and is the only team to appear in all the 21 editions of the FIFA World Cup tournament.
Despite winning the last World Cup in 2002, Brazil have an exciting group of youngsters with the likes of Vinicius Jr., Gabriel Jesus, Rodrygo Goes, Arthur and Lucas Paqueta, who could bring the glory days back to the Selecao.
The Samba Boys have produced the best footballers in the past couple of decades with Neymar Jr headlining the current crop of Brazilian superstars plying their trade in Europe. The Selecao skipper holds the world record of being the most expensive player in history, after he surprisingly swapped Barcelona for French giants PSG in 2017, for a fee reported to be £198 million.
The Selecao are lighting up European leagues and the English Premier League as well with their beautiful football. Here is a look at top five Brazilians in the Premier League this season:
#5 Ederson Moraes (Manchester City)
Ederson Moraes has developed into one of the finest short stoppers in the English Premier League since linking up with the Cityzens in 2017 from Portuguese side Benfica. He fitted well in Guardiola's Manchester City side, as he successfully dislodged Claudio Bravo to be the first choice goalkeeper.
He achieved an extra-ordinary milestone by winning the English Premier League during his first season at Manchester City. His exceptional performance earned him a place in Brazil's 23 man squad for the World last summer. Ederson has been ever present this season for Pep Guardiola's Manchester City side, playing all the 23 Premier League matches.
Ederson has kept 10 clean sheets in as many Premier League appearances this season, conceding only 19 goals in process. His outstanding reflexes, agility and short stopping ability makes him an important player for Manchester City, as they look to defend the English Premier League trophy they won last season. They currently sit second in the table, five points behind leaders Liverpool.