Robson de Souza in 1999, at only 15 years of age, Robinho was personally picked by Brazil legend Pele as his heir apparent and went on to lead Santos FC to their first Campeonato Brasileiro title since Pelé himself played for the club. Since then, he has won a second title with Santos and two more with Spanish club Real Madrid. He won the Italian Seria A title in his first season at Milan. Robinho has won one Copa America title and twoFIFA Confederations Cup with the Brazilian national team, and played at two FIFA World Cups. He was also playing two seasons in Manchester City. His last club was Guangzhou Evergrande in China.

After completing a move back to Brazil with Atletico Mineiro, the former Manchester City attacker is now eager to convince Dunga to hand him a recall to the international squad


Robinho is determined to earn a recall to the Brazil squad after completing a move to Atletico Mineiro.

The 32-year-old ended a brief spell with Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao to return to his homeland on a two-year deal this week, despite having been linked with Leicester City and former club Santos.

Robinho struggled for regular playing time under former Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari in China, but is now eager to hit top form and force his way back into Dunga’s plans.

“My aim is to return to the national team. But first I need to play well,” he told the media at his official Atletico presentation.