Brazilian forwards in the Premier League | Meet the players
The Premier League is one of the most important football leagues in the world. No wonder, English clubs are the richest compared to other countries.
With this scenario of respect, for decades, Brazilians have been hired to improve English football.
Among the clubs that have more Brazilian players on the team are Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United, Tottenham, Aston Villa and Fulham.
In all, in the 2022/2023 season of the Premier League alone, the number of players from Brazil became O biggest in history: there are 30 Brazilians, including the signing of Gustavo Scarpa by Nottingham Forest.
Some prominent names this season are scheduled to represent Brazil in the World Cup in Qatar, such as Antony and Richarlison.
In any case, Richarlison, Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Martinelli, Roberto Firmino and Antony are some of the Brazilian players who shine in the English championship and make football fans bet even more on Premier League teams.
Below, find out how the phase of each of these players is currently.
Anthony – Manchester United
Antony is the Brazilian player with the most expensive signing in the Premier League 2022/2023. The star signed a € 100 million contract with Manchester United after leaving Ajax (Netherlands).
The player used to be praised by the technical team of the Dutch club, who regretted the change of team. Today, he captures the attention of the English public playing alongside Cristiano Ronaldo for Manchester United.
Antony recently celebrated the feat of being the club’s first player to score goal in the first three games. In addition, the professional also exalts and celebrates the partnership with CR7.
The striker shows that he arrived to shake the English fields and that he is in his best phase to help Manchester United to win their 14th title, breaking the fast of ten years without a title.
Richarlison – Tottenham
Responsible for ridding his former club, Everton FC, of the relegation zone in the Premier League, Richarlison has been doing a great job defending Tottenham in the English Premier League.
The striker was already in the starting line-up in the match between Tottenham and Fulham, in which he scored a goal, although it was disallowed. Even so, with his performance, the new club managed to win.
With a good record at Everton, Richarlison only confirmed the excellent investment what Tottenham did by signing him.
This can also be confirmed with praise from teammates at the club, such as Hugo Lloris, goalkeeper, who intensified the Brazilian’s work on the field, reinforcing the contribution of the center forward in raising the team’s level.
Gabriel Jesus – Arsenal
Gabriel Jesus is another prominent Brazilian in the Premier League 2022/2023. The Arsenal striker has only recently made his debut at the club, but he has already put in some great performances.
The player has shown great results when playing for Arsenal, which also has three more Brazilians. Among the performances in which he scored a goal, Gabriel was decisive for victory of Arsenal over Leicester.
On the occasion, the Brazilian scored his first two goals in the new team – but the scoring did not stop there. The player also scored in the game against Brentford and, more recently, in the match against Tottenham.
Gabriel Jesus is in a very good phase in the English Premier League, full of attitude and important achievements at the start of this new Premier League season.
Gabriel Martinelli – Arsenal
Representing Arsenal since the 2019/2020 season, Gabriel Martinelli remains one of the most prominent Brazilians within the club.
Alongside Gabriel Jesus and Odegaard, the striker has played in nine games in the Premier League and already scored four goals.
One of them was in the match against Liverpool, in which he scored with just one minute of play. Another striking moment of the Brazilian at Arsenal in this edition was the victory over Aston Villa.
At the time, the striker had an excellent performance alongside his colleagues, guaranteeing victory in another great team in the English championship. Gabriel Martinelli has a signed contract with Arsenal until 2024.
Roberto Firmino – Liverpool
At Liverpool since the 2015/2016 season, Roberto Firmino achieved a historic feat by making the 100 goals mark in the same European football club. The result came after the match against Bournemouth.
On the occasion, Liverpool thrashed the opponent with nine goals. Thus, with two goals scored, Firmino showed that he is experiencing one of the best moments of his career.
It was one of the best Premier League starts to a season he has made in recent years. So far, Firmino has scored six goals in seven matches in which he participated in this edition.
Other Brazilians to keep an eye on!
In addition to the stars mentioned above, it is worth keeping an eye on other Brazilians who are putting on a show in the Premier League: Casemiro and Lucas Paqueta.
Casemiro is considered one of the most respected players in European football, especially for having five victories representing Real Madrid in the Champions League on his resume.
With his signing by Manchester United, one of the most expensive of the season, Casemiro still has a lot to show in the English league – despite the Brazilian still not having the opportunity to participate in some games.
It is hoped, however, that he can be called up for more matches and thus show why he is applauded at Real Madrid.
Lucas Paquetá, who is part of the West Ham squad, has been delivering good results. In a recent match against Fulham, the player made assists that were fundamental for his new team’s victory.
Apparently, the Brazilian has chances to continue growing in the next Premier League games.
As we could see, Brazilian players are extremely relevant pieces for the success of English football, which is still only at the beginning of the 2022/2023 Premier League. Imagine what’s yet to come!