26, 2017 - Brazil has been dominating
South American football for the last decade.
of the South Amricans who in the period have
made it to the TFR PLAYERS at least once are
from Brazil. A total of 289 South Americans
have made it, and 147 of them are Brazilians.
has had 75 players in the top 300, Colombia
20, Uruguay 17 and Chile 12.
when it comes to top class players, Argentina
has been much stronger than arch rivals Brazil
for the last ten years. In the TFR PLAYERS 10Y
for South Americans, Argentina is represented
by five players and Brazil only by two - the
same amount as Uruguay. In the top six four
players are Argentinians.
has for ages been a top producer of attacking
world class players, but for the last decade
the picture has been totally different. The
two Brazilians in the South American top 10
are full backs.
Messi is of course in the top spot, and
Alves is 2nd ahead of Luis
Suárez. But Alves is only six points
clear of Suárez.
2nd best South American in the present TFR PLAYERS
is in the 11th spot.