The latest young talents to come out of Brazil are already on their way to stardom, with the likes of Rodrygo and Vinicius Junior already earning moves to Real Madrid. All ten of the starlets are currently playing in Europe and five of them are still teenagers. With the national team finally winning Copa America this summer after a 12 year absence, the future is looking bright for the Seleção. Check our our list of the best young Brazilian players to sign in FIFA 20 below:
10. Leo Jaba (PAOK: RM, LM)
With 84 senior appearances to his name already, the 20-year-old wide midfielder was on target seven times last season in the Greek Superleague. Jaba started home and away against Chelsea for PAOK in last season’s Europa League and reportedly attracted interest from a number of clubs over the summer. Rated a 73 on FIFA 20, he has the potential to improve significantly and reach the overall rating of 83.
9. Marquinhos Cipriano (Shakhtar Donetsk: RM)
Rated as just a 65 on FIFA 20, Cipriano has the potential to become an 83 despite making just six senior appearances. Aged 20, Cipriano is best suited to right wing, although he can play across the front line, and will hope to break through into the Shakhtar Donetsk first team this season. He also has 11 caps for the Brazil U20s and played during the 2017 Toulon Tournament.
8. Emerson (Real Betis: RB)
Despite being just 20 years of age, Emerson has already played for five different clubs in his short career. Now at Real Betis in Spain, he has the opportunity to establish himself as a key man in the Seville-based sides’ squad. With a handful of appearances for Brazil at age group level, he is rated a 72 with the potential to reach an overall rating of 84.
7. Matheus Cunha (RB Leipzig: ST, CAM)
Now under the tutelage of young German coach Julian Nagelsmann at RB Leipzig, Cunha already has 19 senior goals to his name as well as a goal per game record for the Brazil U23. Aged just 20, Cunha can play as a striker, attacking midfielder and a winger and with 4 star skill moves and weak foot, he is rated a 74 with the potential to improve to an 85.
6. Tete (Shakhtar Donetsk: LM, CAM)
The Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder can play on the left or in the number 10 role, and scored four goals in ten games in his first season at the Ukrainian club. Rated a 72 with the potential to become an 85, Tete is still 19 and has a €16.4m release clause in his contract. He made his senior debut earlier this year, but will hope to push on over the coming season.
5. Marcos Antonio (Shakhtar Donetsk: CM)
The third of the Shakhtar Donetsk players on this list is another talented Brazilian midfielder making a name in Europe before their 20th Birthday. With more than 20 appearances for the national team at age group level, Antonio has the potential to reach an overall rating over 85. The central midfielder is currently rated a 65 and with a €3.6m release clause, he represents great value at the age of just 19.
4. Fernando (Sporting CP: LW)
Left winger Fernando is another player on the books of Shakhtar Donetsk, but who is currently on loan at Sporting CP. He made 18 appearances for Shakhtar last season and will now be hopeful of making an impact in the Portuguese capital. Aged 20, Fernando is rated a 72 to start with, but has the potential to reach an overall rating of 86, boasting sprint speed and acceleration ratings of 85 and 87 respectively.
3. Paulinho (Bayer Leverkusen: RM)
Paulinho has already made quite the impact at Bayer Leverkusen despite being just 18 years of old. The right side attacker has more than ten goals for the Brazilian national team at age group level and made 21 appearances for Bayer last season. Rated a 71 on FIFA 20, he has the potential to reach an overall rating of 86 with a release clause if just €11.3m. He has impressive movement statistics as well as a 4 star skill moves rating.
2. Rodrygo (Real Madrid: LW, RW, ST)
The left-sided winger, who can play centrally or on the right, is still just 18 but has already caused a stir at both Santos and Real Madrid. After scoring on his Real Madrid league debut this season, Rodrygo has built a decent reputation in Spain and is now rated as a 76 on FIFA 20. With a release clause of €37.5m, he has the potential to reach an overall rating of 89.
1. Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid: LW)
Aged 18 years of age, Vinicius Jr. is already a star around the world and now a key character in the new Volta mode on FIFA 20. Rated a 79, he has the potential become a 92 overall, making him one of the best prospects on the whole game. With 5 star skill moves and 4 star weak foot, the left winger will hope to put Real Madrid back on track this season after the struggles of last term. With 94 sprint speed and 92 acceleration, Vinicius is a real talent that any potential managers should consider investing in.
Summary: Best Young Brazilian Players in FIFA 20
|Name||Overall Rating||Potential Rating||Club||Position||Age|
|Vinicius Junior||79||92||Real Madrid||LW||18|
|Rodrygo||76||89||Real Madrid||LW RW ST||18|
|Marcos Antonio||65||85||Shakhtar Donetsk||CM||19|
|Tete||72||85||Shakhtar Donetsk||LM CAM||19|
|Mattheus Cunha||74||85||RB Leipzig||ST CAM||20|
|Marquinhos Cipriano||65||84||Shakhtar Donetsk||RM||20|
|Leo Jaba||73||84||PAOK||RM LM||20|
Brazil has always produced a raft of talented youngsters, especially in attacking positions, but this particular group certainly has the potential to make a significant mark on world football over the next few years. Vinicius Junior has made the largest impression so far, but with all the players in the top ten already playing in Europe they will all be on show to scouts at the biggest clubs in the world. With the opportunity for steep progression and some low release clauses, these are players to keep an eye on. Interestingly, there is only one defender on this list, but for those people looking to add some offensive talent to their side in FIFA 20, Brazil is a good place to start.