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Neymar sets new mark: leading Brazilians in Europe

Neymar has overtaken Kaká as Brazil's top #UCL scorer but how does he rank with his other countrymen in Europe?

Neymar celebrates his 31st Champions League goal
Neymar celebrates his 31st Champions League goal ©Getty Images

Most appearances by Brazilians in European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)
128: Roberto Carlos (Real Madrid, Fenerbahçe)
112: Dani Alves (Sevilla, Barcelona, Juventus, Paris-Saint German)
97: Maxwell (Ajax, Internazionale Milano, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain)
92:
Marcelo (Real Madrid)
90: Fernandinho (Shakhtar Donetsk, Manchester City)
88: Kaká (Real Madrid, AC Milan)
85: Lúcio (Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern München, Internazionale, Milano, Juventus)
78: Rivaldo (Barcelona, AC Milan, Olympiacos)
76: Dida (AC Milan)
73: Giovani Elber (Bayern Munchen, Olympique Lyonnais)

Top-scoring Brazilians in European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)
31:Neymar (Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain)
31:
Rivaldo (Barcelona, AC Milan, Olympiacos, AEK Athens)
30: Kaká (Real Madrid, AC Milan)
28: Jardel (Porto, Galatasaray)
27: Giovane Elber (Bayern München, Lyon)
24: José Altafini (AC Milan, Juventus)
22: Luiz Adriano (Shakhtar Donetsk, Spartak Moskva)
20: Hulk (Porto, Zenit)
20: Romário (PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona)
18: Adriano (Internazionale Milano, AS Roma)
18: Juninho Pernambucano (Lyon)
18: Ronaldinho (Barcelona, AC Milan)
18: Willian (Shakhtar Donetsk, Chelsea)

Neymar's 30th #UCL goal
Neymar's 30th #UCL goal

Top-scoring Brazilians in UEFA Champions League (not including qualifying)
31: Neymar (Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain)
30:
Kaká (Real Madrid, AC Milan)
27: Rivaldo (Barcelona, AC Milan, Olympiacos, AEK Athens)
25: Giovane Elber (Bayern München, Lyon)
25: Jardel (Porto, Galatasaray)
21: Luiz Adriano (Shakhtar Donetsk, Spartak Moskva)
18: Juninho Pernambucano (Lyon)
18: Ronaldinho (Barcelona, AC Milan)
17: Hulk (Porto, Zenit)
17: Willian (Shakhtar Donetsk, Chelsea)

Roberto Carlos: 144 UEFA appearances
Roberto Carlos: 144 UEFA appearances©Bongarts

Most appearances by Brazilians in UEFA club competitions*
153: Dani Alves (Sevilla, Barcelona, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain)
144:
Roberto Carlos (Internazionale Milano, Real Madrid, Fenerbahçe)
127: Luisão (Benfica)
121: Fernandinho (Shakhtar Donetsk, Manchester City)
102: Maxwell (Ajax, Internazionale Milano, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain)
101:
Adriano (Sevilla, Barcelona, Beşiktaş)
99:
Lúcio (Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern München, Internazionale Milano, Juventus)
98: Rivaldo (Barcelona, AC Milan, Olympiacos, AEK Athens)
96: Marcelo (Real Madrid)
96: Zé Roberto (Real Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern München, Hamburg)
95: Willian (Shakhtar Donetsk, Chelsea)
94: Kaká (Real Madrid, AC Milan)

Sonny Anderson: 40 UEFA competition goals
Sonny Anderson: 40 UEFA competition goals©Getty Images

Top-scoring Brazilians in UEFA club competitions*
40: Sonny Anderson (Servette, Monaco, Barcelona, Lyon, Villarreal)
39: Rivaldo (Barcelona, AC Milan, Olympiacos)
37: Ronaldo (PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona, Internazionale Milano, Real Madrid, AC Milan)
36: Jardel (Porto, Galatasaray, Sporting CP)
36: Luiz Adriano (Shakhtar Donetsk, Spartak Moskva)
32: Giovane Elber (Grasshoppers, Stuttgart, Bayern München, Lyon)
34: Vágner Love (CSKA Moskva, Beşiktaş)
32: Hulk (Porto, Zenit)
31: Kaká (Real Madrid, AC Milan)
31: Neymar (Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain)
30: José Altafini (AC Milan, Juventus)
28: Marcos Tavares (APOEL, Maribor)
27: Ronaldinho (Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, AC Milan)

Top scoring Brazilians in all UEFA club competitions (men, women, youth**)
46: Marta (Umeå, Tyresö)
40: Sonny Anderson (Servette, Monaco, Barcelona, Lyon, Villarreal)
39: Rivaldo (Barcelona, AC Milan, Olympiacos)
37: Ronaldo (PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona, Internazionale Milano, Real Madrid, AC Milan)
36: Jardel (Porto, Galatasaray, Sporting CP)
36: Luiz Adriano (Shakhtar Donetsk, Spartak Moskva)
34: Vágner Love (CSKA Moskva, Beşiktaş)
32: Giovane Elber (Grasshoppers, Stuttgart, Bayern München, Lyon)
32: Hulk (Porto, Zenit)
31: Kaká (Real Madrid, AC Milan)
31: Neymar (Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain)
30: José Altafini (AC Milan, Juventus)

José Altafini wins 1963 final for Milan
José Altafini wins 1963 final for Milan

First Brazilian to feature in major UEFA final
Julinho (Real Madrid 2-0 Fiorentina, 1956/57 European Cup final)

First Brazilian to feature for winning side in major UEFA final
Canário (Real Madrid 7-3 Frankfurt, 1959/60 European Cup final)

First Brazilian to score in major UEFA final
José Altafini (AC Milan 2-1 Benfica, 1962/63 European Cup final)

First Brazilian to score in/win UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League final
Tita (Bayer Leverkusen 3-3agg Espanyol, aet Leverkusen win 3-2 on pens, 1987/88)

*UEFA club competitions means European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League, European/UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, UEFA Super Cup, European/South American Cup and UEFA Intertoto Cup
**European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League, European/UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, UEFA Intertoto Cup, European/South American Cup, UEFA Youth League, UEFA Women's Cup/UEFA Women's Champions League

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