Juliano Belletti

Brazil 2017

A hard-working player who spent most of his career at right-back, Belletti won pretty much everything the game has to offer. His hard work and determination earned him a move from Brazil to Europe, first to Villarreal then Spanish giants Barcelona. The highlight of his career was scoring the winning goal for Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League final, in what turned out to be his final match for the Catalan club. He moved to Chelsea where he became a cult hero. Despite scoring few goals for the London club, when he did score they were spectacular. For Brazil, he was a member of their 2002 World Cup winning squad.

Full name: Juliano Haus Belletti
Born: 20/06/1976, Cascavel, Brazil
Clubs: Cruzeiro (1994-1996), São Paulo (1996-2002), Atlético Mineiro (loan, 1999), Villarreal (2002-2004), Barcelona (2004-2007), Chelsea (2007-2010), Fluminense (2010-2011)
International: 23 apps, 1 goal (2001-2005)
Position: Defender

Honours:

  • La Liga (2): 2004–05, 2005–06
  • UEFA Champions League (1): 2005–06
  • Supercopa de España (2): 2005, 2006
  • Premier League (1): 2009–10
  • FA Cup (2): 2008–09, 2009–10
  • FA Community Shield (1): 2009
  • Campeonato Brasileiro Série A (1): 2010
  • FIFA World Cup (1): 2002