Believe it or not, not all Brazilians athletes are good at soccer, or even interested in it. Some Brazilian soccer players are even bad at playing the classic Brazilian style, which involves flair, skill, dribbling ability, and cleverness. Liverpool's Lucas Leiva, for instance, used to have the tag of "the only Brazilian who can't pass the ball." Brazil has produced star athletes who haven't shined on the pitch. From Formula One's Ayrton Senna to the Wizards' Nenê Hilario, Brazilians, like their European counterparts, are much more than futebolistas.
All Brazilian athletes are good at soccer.