Tottenham Hotspur star Richarlison loves a tattoo and the striker has just got a new one featuring all his favourite Brazilian heroes, including himself, as shared by Match of the Day on Twitter.

The 25-year-old signed for Tottenham in the summer for a reported fee of £60 million (Sky Sports) and he has quickly endeared himself to the Spurs faithful.


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Richarlison has registered two goals and three assists in his first 15 appearances for the club (Transfermarkt), but it is his enthusiasm, passion, and general positivity which has really won him favour in North London.

While some may criticise his penchant for showboating and tendency to wear his emotions on his sleeves, it’s hard not to appreciate just how much he cares about the sport and his abilities on the football pitch.

It’s that kind of attitude which makes him a beloved star for the Brazil national team, too. Richarlison has now firmly established himself as the one to lead the line for the South American side, and did so effectively at the 2022 World Cup.

He scored three goals at the tournament, two of which are strong contenders for the best goals of the competition, and took his international tally to 20 goals in 42 appearances (Transfermarkt).

Brazil may have crashed out of the World Cup after losing on penalties to Croatia in the quarter-finals, but Richarlison didn’t wait too long to celebrate his Brazil connections, having immortalised three Samba stars in his new ink.

The huge tattoo, which takes pride of place on Richarlison’s back, features the faces of Ronaldo, Neymar, and Richarlison himself right between them.

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Sure, it’s a huge statement of a tattoo, both in terms of its size and for Richarlison putting himself alongside two absolute icons of Brazilian football history, but you have to respect him for having the courage to do so. And, if he carries on scoring at the rate he is, there’s no doubt he will be a hero for generations to come.

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