Football Manager 2019 Wonderkids: Best Brazilian players to sign

Brazil has long been a hotbed of football talent. Who are the next wonderkids from Brazil in FM19?

Toby Durant by Toby Durant

From Pele to Ronaldinho and Neymar, Brazil has always generated quality football players at every position. There have been all-time greats across the board from Brazil and the national football team has reaped the rewards, lifting the World Cup a record five times. Brazilians have broken the transfer record five times so far, and hold the current record with Neymar’s £198 million record to Paris Saint-Germain, but who are the next generation?

How to choose the best Brazilian wonderkids in Football Manager 2019

This article will look at the best Brazilian wonderkids in FM19. These players are all teenagers at the start of a new career and listed as Brazilian. They won’t necessarily be cheap to buy, but they all have a potential ability of at least 130, making them impactful players for almost any team in the world.

Rodrygo (CA 130 – PA Range 160-190)

Age: 17

Position: AM (L), ST

Club: SAN

Best Attributes: Natural Fitness (16), Dribbling (15), Flair (15)

Value: £1.9 million

Wage: £4,700 a week

Rodrygo came up through the Santos youth system and made his debut for them in November 2017. He has gone on to play over 30 games for them, and in July 2019 will make a £40.5 million move to Real Madrid.

In FM 19 Rodrygo is already gifted on the ball (15 dribbling, 15 first touch). He has excellent creative talents (15 flair, 15 technique, 14 passing) and can score too (14 finishing). He is a good athlete (16 natural fitness, 16 agility, 15 acceleration, 14 pace) and has good mental attributes that you wouldn’t expect from someone so young (14 off the ball, 14 determination, 14 concentration).

Vinicius Junior (CA 133 – PA Range 160-190)

Age: 17

Position: AM (L), ST

Club: Real Madrid

Best Attributes: Determination (18), Acceleration (16), Dribbling (16)

Value: £4.5 million

Wage: £92,000 a week

Vinicius Junior started his career with Flamengo, joining them at the age of 5 and making his debut for them in May 2017. He played nearly 40 games for them before making a €46 million move to Real Madrid on his 18th birthday in June 2018.

In FM 19 Vinicius Junior is on the verge of being a star. He is terrific on the ball (16 dribbling, 12 first touch) and has some terrific mental attributes (18 determination, 16 flair, 14 anticipation). He has good pace to torment defenders (16 acceleration, 15 pace, 15 natural fitness) and he can move the ball in possession too (16 technique, 12 passing). He is already on a big contract with Real Madrid though, so signing him will be tough.

Paulinho (CA 132 – PA Range 150-180)

Age: 17

Position: AM (RL), M (RL), ST

Club: Bayer O4

Best Attributes: Pace (16), Natural Fitness (16), Flair (15)

Value: £8.75 million

Wage: £26,000 a week

Paulinho joined Vasco da Gama in 2010 when he was 10 years old and made his debut for them in July 2017. He only played a handful of games for them before making a €20 million move to German side Bayer Leverkusen in April 2018.

In FM 19 Paulinho is a solid athlete (16 pace, 16 natural fitness, 15 balance) with good skill on the ball (14 technique, 13 dribbling, 12 passing). He can find the back of the net (14 long shots, 12 finishing) and has strong mental attributes too (15 off the ball, 15 bravery, 15 flair).

Matheus Fernandes (CA 131 – PA 150)

Age: 19

Position: DM, M (C)

Club: BOT

Best Attributes: Teamwork (15), Stamina (15), Agility (15)

Value: £1.6 million

Wage: £5,250 a week

Matheus Fernandes has been with Botafogo his whole career. He made his debut with them in January 2017 and has gone on to play over 50 games with the club as well as progressing to Brazil’s Under-20 side.

In FM 19 Fernandes is already a well-developed defender (14 tackling, 14 marking, 14 positioning) but he is also very good on the ball coming forward (14 dribbling, 14 passing, 13 technique) and can score too (13 long shots, 12 finishing). He has good physical traits (15 agility, 15 stamina, 14 acceleration) and solid mental attributes as well (14 bravery, 14 work rate, 14 determination).

Leo Santos (CA 125 – PA 150)

Age: 19

Position: D (C)

Club: COR

Best Attributes: Positioning (14), Pace (14), Marking (14)

Value: £1.1 million

Wage: £1,300 a week

Leo Santos has been with Corinthians since he was 10 years old. He made his debut with them in November 2016 and has progressed to the Brazil Under-20 team.

In FM 19 Leo Santos is already a good defender (14 marking, 14 positioning, 13 tackling) and has plenty of speed to deal with fast forwards (14 acceleration, 14 pace). He can move possession (13 passing, 13 technique) and has a good head on his shoulders too (13 teamwork, 13 concentration, 13 composure).

Alan (CA 88 – PA Range 140-170)

Age: 18

Position: AM (C)

Club: SEP

Best Attributes: Flair (14), Dribbling (13), First Touch (13)

Value: £21,000

Wage: £600

Alan has been with Palmeiras for his whole career and progressed through the Brazilian youth levels to the Under-20 side. He has been linked with a £44 million move to Real Madrid already.

In Football Manager 2019 Alan is good on the ball (13 dribbling, 13 first touch) and can create chances too (14 flair, 13 passing, 12 crossing, 12 technique). He has solid speed (13 pace, 13 acceleration) but is lacking impressive mental attributes.

Brenner (CA 112 – PA Range 140-170)

Age: 18

Position: ST

Club: SPO

Best Attributes: Determination (15), Natural Fitness (15), Dribbling (14)

Value: £180,000

Wage: £2,700 a week

Brenner has been with Sao Paulo since he was 10 and made his senior debut with the team in 2017. He has only played a handful of games for them so far and has reached Brazil’s Under-20 team.

In FM 19 Brenner has some really well-developed mental attributes already (15 determination, 14 off the ball, 14 flair) that aid his overall performance. He is a good athlete (15 natural fitness, 14 pace, 14 acceleration) and can take part in build up play (14 passing, 13 technique) as well as score (13 finishing).

Victor Bobsin (CA 110 – PA Range 140-170)

Age: 18

Position: DM

Club: GRE

Best Attributes: Natural Fitness (14), Stamina (13)

Value: £49,000

Wage: £1,800 a week

Victor Bobsin has been with Gremio for his whole career, but is yet to debut for their senior team. He has made his way up to the Brazil Under-20 side after playing 18 games with the Under-17 team.

In FM 19 Bobsin has well-developed mental attributes (15 determination, 13 teamwork, 13 work rate) that help his overall game. He is a solid defender (12 marking, 12 tackling, 11 positioning) and can get involved in possession too (12 passing, 12 first touch, 12 technique).

Reinier (CA 100 – PA 140-170)

Age: 16

Position: FLA

Club: AM (C)

Best Attributes: Determination (19), Passing (14), Vision (14)

Value: £10,000

Wage: £35 a week

Reinier is just 16 and is currently with Flamengo’s Under-20 side, however he has already attracted attention from European clubs, with Liverpool thought to be keen on him. He has also been capped by Brazil at Under-17 level.

In FM 19 Reinier is very raw, as you’d expect from a 16 year old, but he does have 19 determination which will help his development drastically. Right now he is already good in possession (14 passing, 14 technique, 14 vision, 13 first touch) and has decent speed for a central player (14 acceleration, 13 pace). He has a ton of potential for any team to work with.

Lincoln (CA 110 – PA Range 140-170)

Age: 17

Position: ST

Club: FLA

Best Attributes: Determination (18), Flair (15), Agility (15)

Value: £125,000

Wage: £4,300 a week

Lincoln has been with Flamengo for his whole career, debuting with them in November 2017 at the age of 16. He has also racked up the caps for Brazil’s Under-17 side, making 18 appearances and scoring nine goals.

In FM 19 Lincoln is another FLA wonderkid with terrific determination (18). He has decent athleticism (15 agility, 14 natural fitness, 14 stamina, 13 pace) and some very good mental attributes (15 flair, 13 composure, 13 teamwork) to go along with strong talent on the ball (12 dribbling, 12 passing) and in front of goal (12 finishing, 12 heading, 12 penalty taking).

All the best wonderkid Brazilians on Football Manager 2019

Name Pos Club Age CA PA/PA Range Value Wage
Rodrygo AM (L), ST SAN 17 130 >160 £1.9m £4.7k
Vinícius Júnior AM (L), ST R. Madrid 17 133 >160 £4.5m £92k
Paulinho AM (LR), M (RL), ST Bayer 04 17 132 >150 £8.75m £26k
Matheus Fernandes DM, M (C) BOT 19 131 150 £1.6m £5.25k
Léo Santos D (C) COR 19 125 150 £1.1m £1.3k
Alan AM (C) SEP 18 88 >140 £21k £600
Brenner ST SPO 18 112 >140 £180k £2.7k
Victor Bobsin DM GRE 18 110 >140 £49k £1.8k
Reinier AM (C) FLA 16 100 >140 £10k £35
Lincoln ST FLA 17 110 >140 £125k £4.3k
Marquinhos Cipriano AM (RC) Shakhtar 19 116 >140 £3.5m £6.5k
Lucas Lourenço AM (C) SAN 17 100 >140 £15.75k £95
Tetê AM (R), M (R) GRE 18 99 >140 £53k £1.3k
Matheus Cunha AM (R), M (R), ST RB Leipzig 19 132 >140 £5.75m £26k
Dodô D (R), WB (R) Vit. Guimarães 19 122 149 £4.4m £7.5k
Emerson Royal D (R), WB (R) ATM 19 121 146 £625k £3.4k
Klebinho D (R), WB (R) FLA 19 104 145 £48k £650
Ibañez D (C) FLU 19 125 142 £1.1m £3.7k
Guga D (RL), WB (R) AVA 19 117 141 £275k £2k
Luan AM (LRC) VIT 19 114 140 £300k £2.3k
Vitinho D (R), WB (R), AM (R), M (R) Cercle Brugge 18 114 140 £1.1m £7.25k
Matheus Thuller D (C) FLA 19 118 140 £400k £3.2k
Paulo Vitor AM (L), ST Albacete 19 119 140 £525k £2k
Vitor Gabriel ST FLA 18 102 140 £71k £1.6k
Richard AM (LC) INT 18 106 >130 £77k £1.3k
Gabriel Brazão GK CEC 17 93 >130 £25k £650
Kaio Jorge ST SAN 16 75 >130 £13.5k £35
Ramires AM (C), M (C) BAH 17 112 >130 £225k £825
Vitão D (C) SEP 18 85 >130 £16.75k £725
Victor Yan M (C) SAN 17 95 >130 £31k £200
Bruno Roberto AM (L) ATM 18 92 >130 £28k £700
Augusto AM (LC) R. Madrid B 19 85 >130 £145k £975
Rodriguinho ST ATM 17 75 >130 £13.5k £35
João Pedro ST FLU 16 72 >130 £12.25k £80
Kaíque Rocha D (C) SAN 17 90 >130 £13.5k £130
Denilson AM (C) FLU 18 71 >130 £11.25k £190
Alerrandro ST ATM 18 99 >130 £49k £1k
Léo Jabá AM (LR), M (RL) PAOK 19 115 >130 £1.1m £17.75k
Geovani D (C) FLU 18 76 >130 £12.5k £190
Lucas Ramos M (C) INT 17 82 >130 £16.25k 3550
Vinícius Popó ST CEC 17 89 >130 £22k £130
Peglow ST INT 16 79 >130 £15.5k £90
Marcos Bahia DM, M (C) Estoril 18 89 >130 £12k £1.3k
Ivonei AM (C) SAN 16 86 >130 £19k £355
Caio Emerson AM (LC), ST Granada B 19 90 >130 £110k £750
Yuri Alberto AM (R), ST SAN 17 105 >130 £99k £525
Leandro Spadacio AM (L), ST FLU 18 78 >130 £15k £190
João Victor DM, M (C) VDG 18 72 >130 £8k £75
Mauro Júnior AM (LRC), M (C) PSV 19 118 >130 £1.6m £5k
Caio Lopes DM VDG 17 75 >130 £12.75k £80

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