ᑕ❶ᑐ Owner of 9? The numbers that require Richarlison in selection after « the era Ronaldo Fenômeno »

BACK Brazilian teamricharlison surprised last Wednesday (14) by declaring, at a press conference, that Canarinho’s number 9 jersey was not up for grabs.

“The number 9 jersey is already mine, there is nothing to choose. I made a good world Cupeven if I don’t have the title, and I think here in the national team everyone knows that I’m the goalkeeper, there’s no point in choosing a shirt, number 9 is mine » , he said on Saturday. (17), the attacker will return to use the number in a friendly against Guinea.

With so much confidence from ‘Pombo’, the ESPN.com.br came back and made a comparison: who were the players with the best figures wearing the national team’s number 9 jersey after the « ronaldo Fenomeno era ». And Richarlison was right.

Although he does not have many matches with 9, the forward of Tottenham an average but enviable. Counting only athletes who have used number rotation in at least 10 games, the leader in balls in the net per game ranking is Pombo.

In 14 games, Richarlison scored 12 times, including 3 in the 2022 Cup. After two friendlies at the start of Tite’s second cycle, the striker resumed scoring in the last games before the World Cup.

Who appears right behind is Luis Fabiano. Holder of the 2010 Cup, the former attaché has 22 goals in 31 games. He was Dunga’s number 9 in his first tri on 29 occasions, having been used by Mano Menezes and Felipão, once each.

Both commanders also used Alexandre Pato. The player of Sao Paulo played 12 games with the 9, don’t America’s Cup 2011, with six goals, third best average.

9 in the 2014 Brazilian Cup and the 2013 Confederations Cup, Fred is four years old, with 12 goals in 27 matches. Having established himself with Scolari, the idol of Fluminense received the first opportunities with the numbering with Dunga during his first stint.

The player who most often used the rotation of numbers hit after Ronaldo Fenômeno’s retirement was Gabriel Jesus, with 53 appearances, including the 2018 Cup and the 2019 and 2021 Copas America, all with Tite. His 18 goals, however, put him in fifth place in the standings.

First 9 after the Phenomenon for a longer time, Vágner Love was 2007 Copa America champion and made 14 appearances in the jersey, but only scored four goals. Finally, Leandro Damião closes the list, with three goals in 13 matches.

The defending champions in the 2015 and 2016 Copas América, respectively, Diego Tardelli and Jonas did not play 10 games with the number 9 jersey and, therefore, did not enter the ranking accounts.

See the ranking of the best goal averages of the national team’s 9

  1. Richarlison: 14 games, 12 goals = 0.86 goals per game on average

  2. Luís Fabiano: 31 matches, 22 goals = average of 0.71 goals per match

  3. Alexandre Pato: 12 games, 6 goals = average of 0.5 goals per game

  4. Fred: 27 matches, 12 goals = 0.44 goals per match on average

  5. Gabriel Jesus: 53 games, 18 goals = average of 0.34 goals per game

  6. Vagner Love: 14 matches, 4 goals = average of 0.28 goals per match

  7. Leandro Damião: 13 matches, 3 goals = average of 0.23 goals per match