World Cup 2022: Richarlison’s Tattoos Explained As Spurs Star Leads Brazil

World Cup 2022: Richarlison’s Tattoos Explained As Spurs Star Leads Brazil

Martin Moses
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:19 PM
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  • Striker Richarlison has a number of tattoos inked on his body with different meanings
  • The Tottenham Hotspur star is part of the Brazil team that has impressed at the World Cup
  • The former Everton striker led his nation to gold at the Tokyo Olympic Games last year

Brazil striker Richarlison is quickly building his reputation as one of the most lethal strikers in the world.

Wearing the number 9 shirt at a major tournament for a nation that is massively talented, like Brazil, is only reserved for the chosen few. Richarlison has so far proven he is up to the task.

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Richarlison has explained the reason behind his many tattoos. Credit: screengrabs/ The Sun.
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With three goals so far in Qatar, Richarlison is well on course of etching his name alongside the likes of the great Ronaldo, if he can lead his nation to a record sixth World Cup title.

Tokyo Olympics changed his mind

Apart from scoring, his tattoos have also caught the attention of many fans in Qatar.

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The Sun reports that Richarlison had in the past expressed his desire not to get any tattoo, but changed his mind after leading Brazil to Olympic gold last year.

Richarlison was the top scorer at the Tokyo Games and marked the fete by getting his name, the number 10, and the iconic medal inked on his left thigh.

His artist, Dom Tattoo has explained the thinking the former Everton striker puts into his tattoos.

Apart from the one on his left thigh, he has another one on his neck that is translated to say 'he is Brazilian'. He followed that up with a Brazilian flag which symbolises the love he has for his nation.

The 25-year-old has another set of tattoos featuring his favourite cartoon characters including Tom and Jerry. This tattoo is on his arm.

Brazil face Croatia in the quarter-finals, with a potential clash against South American giants Argentina in the horizon.

Richarlison shows off dance moves

Sports Brief had earlier reported that Richarlison pulled off dance moves from Brazil coach Tite, after scoring in the Selacao's first-half mauling of South Korea.

The five-time world champions were rampant against the Asians in the round of 16 clash, with the Tottenham Hotspur forward netting his side's third.

Vinicius Jr opened the scoring with a clever goal before Neymar doubled the lead from the spot, with Richarlison finishing off a brilliant move before Lucas Paqueta made it four.

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Martin Moses is a sports journalist with over five years of experience in media. He graduated from Multimedia University of Kenya (Bachelor of Journalism, 2017-2021)