Real Madrid’s long-standing Brazilian representation
Vinicius, Rodrygo and Casemiro start preseason and maintain the tradition of a Brazilian presence at Real Madrid, which has been uninterrupted since the signing of Roberto Carlos in 1996.
Vinicius, Rodrygo and Casemiro start the pre-season and maintain the tradition of a Brazilian presence at Real Madrid, which has been uninterrupted since the signing of Roberto Carlos in 1996.
The large Brazilian contingent in the Real Madrid dressing room remains strong despite the departure of one of its most famous members, Marcelo, the player with the most titles in Real Madrid’s history.
On Sunday, three of the four internationals that Brazil have in the Real Madrid squad started their pre-season work. Vinicius (who turns 22 tomorrow), Rodrygo (21) and Casemiro (30). The fourth, Militao (24), was absent because as he became a father. In total, there will provisionally be six (there have never been more than five in the first team squad) Brazilians taking part in Madrid’s pre-season, because Carlo Ancelotti also has Reinier (20), who will return on loan, and Vinicius Tobias (18), a full-back who joined Castilla in April from Shakhtar Donetsk, at his disposal.
Roberto Carlos starts Brazilian movement
Brazilian representation at Real Madrid has been uninterrupted since the signing of Roberto Carlos in 1996. No other foreign nationality has maintained a continuous presence in the Real dressing room since then. The oldest, Casemiro, faces a season in which he will be a starter, but this time, for the first time in a long time, he has a replacement thanks to the signing of Aurélien Tchouaméni. His other three younger compatriots, Vinicius, Rodrygo and Militao, are already settled in the team. All three will sign their contract renewals with the club in the next few days.
Vinicius the star
The one who will see the biggest change from a year ago is Vinicius, who has become a star since the start of last season, scoring 22 goals and providing 16 assists as well as scoring the goal that won Madrid their Fourteenth Champions League. Militao, established as a starter, will have a new partner in the centre of defence with the arrival of Rüdiger.
The club will have to look for a new loan for Reinier, as the quota of non-EU nationals is covered until Vinicius, Rodrygo and Militao obtain Spanish passports.