Our final of the Copa Libertadores da América was won by the Brazilian team. In two of them, by the way, the decision put two teams through just five-time world soccer champion national teams facing each other.
The last Copa Sudamericana is also 100% Tupiniquim. And there is no indication that, meanwhile, the results obtained by the representatives of the lands of the canarian coat will be very different.
And this hegemony has an explanation: whoever has more money can sign better and more profitable players around the world.
Proof of this is the research conducted by “Transfermarkt”, a platform specialized in covering the global package market. The selection of the most expensive athletes in sports in South America is made by people who wear the jerseys of Brazilian clubs.
The only exception is the Uruguayan Nicolás de la Cruz, by the River Plate. Priced at 16 million euros (R $ 83.6 million), it is the second most important middle class in the country today – it is behind Danilo, one of the largest in Palmeiras.
All 12 other players of choice (tied in two positions, in the middle of the defense and right wing) play in Brazil.
Two of them are not Brazilians, but foreign supporters that the national team seeks abroad: the Palmeiras defender Gustavo Gomez and Uruguayan midfielder Giorgian de Arrascaeta, from Flamengo.
Winner of the last two of the Libertadores, Palmeiras is the most representative of the most expensive luxury selections in South America. Four of the Abel Ferreira men are part of a good team: Gómez, Danilo and attacking midfielders Dudu and Gabriel Veron.
Flamengo, the last continental winner before the start of the alviverde hegemony, appeared on a temporary basis, with three titles: Arrascaeta, right Matheuzinho and striker Gabriel Barbosa.
The most valuable teams on the continent also include players from Santos (João Paulo), Red Bull Bragantino (Renan), Corinthians (defender João Victor), Atlético-MG (left wing Guilherme Arana) and Fluminense (right wing). Luiz Henrique).
In all, the South American team formed by the “Transfermarkt” is worth 139 million euros (R $ 735 million), a decrease of 6.9% compared to 149.3 million euros (R $ 789.7 million) of team reunion 12 months ago.
The team has only two remnants of last year: Gabriel Veron and Dudu. All other members of the 2021 lineup have already been transferred to organizations of other countries or have been downgraded over time.
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G – João Paulo (BRA, Santos): 6 million euros
LD – Matheuzinho (BRA, Flamengo): 8 million euros
Z – Gustavo Gómez (PRA, Palmeiras) and João Victor (BRA, Corinthians): 8 million euros
Z – Renan (BRA, Red Bull Bragantino): 9 million euros
LE – Guilherme Arana (BRA, Atlético-MG): 14 million euros
MC – Danilo (BRA, Palmeiras): 22 million euros
MC – Nicolás de la Cruz (URU, Dej Phaj): 16 million euros
MAD – Dudu (BRA, Palmeiras) or Luiz Henrique (BRA, Fluminense): 12 million euros
MAC – Giorgian de Arrascaeta (URU, Flamengo): 17 million euros
MAE – Gabriel Veron (BRA, Palmeiras): 12 million euros
A – Gabriel Barbosa (BRA, Flamengo): 26 million euros