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Little-known Brazilian <b>Zeze</b> was the first South American to tread the Bundesliga boards in 1964, but it wasn’t until 30 years later that the real influx of <br> South American stars begun, including the likes of 1994 World Cup winner <b>Dunga</b> (c.), who played for VfB Stuttgart between 1993 and 95 It's a trend that's seen a revival of late, with Brazilian <b>Michel Bastos</b> (r.) the lastest Samba star to join the Bundesliga ranks. <br> The left-sided trickster moved to FC Schalke 04 on loan from French side Olympique Lyonnais towards the end of the winter transfer window Brazilian international goalkeeper <b>Heurelho Gomes</b> is another January arrival and will spend the rest of 2012/13 on loan at 1899 Hoffenheim. Gomes began his footballing career in Brazil with Esporte Clube Democrata and then Cruzeiro, before moving to Dutch side PSV Eindhoven in 2004 and Tottenham Hotspur in 2008 Former Hertha BSC Berlin midfielder <b>Raffael</b> joins Bastos on loan at the Royal Blues. The 27-year-old will be well-known to fans in Germany<br> following his four-year spell with Hertha, for whom he made 140 appearances between 2008 and 2012, scoring 33 goals So far this season, FC Bayern Munich have conceded only seven goals in 20 Bundesliga outings, of which Brazilian <b>Dante</b> has <br> played every minute. As a reward for his club performances, the 29-year-old recently received his first international call-up On 23 October 2010, Peru's <b>Claudio Pizarro</b> became the top foreign scorer in German football history (134), when he netted for <br> Werder Bremen against Borussia Mönchengladbach. The 34-year-old is now enjoying his second spell at record champions Bayern Munich Before Pizarro came along, Brazilian Giovane Elber held the accolade for highest-scoring foreign player in Bundesliga history (133). The unforgettable <br> striker won four Bundesliga titles, three DFB Cups and the UEFA Champions League with FC Bayern Munich, as well as the DFB Cup with Stuttgart in 1997 <b>Diego</b> first graced the Bundesliga in 2006 when he signed for Werder Bremen. After three years, the Brazilian <br> playmaker moved to Italian side Juventus, before making a welcome return to Germany's top-flight with VfL Wolfsburg in 2010 Venezuela international and influential Gladbach midfielder <b>Juan Arango</b> boasts one of the best left foots the Bundesliga has ever seen. <br> The 32-year-old served up arguably the best Bundesliga goal of the 2012/13 season so far against 1. FSV Mainz 05 on Matchday 16 Paraguayan striker <b>Lucas Barrios</b> helped Borussia Dortmund to a first Bundesliga title in nine years in 2011, scoring 16 times <br> in 32 appearances. A year later, Barrios would get his hands not just on another league crown but also the DFB Pokal A three-time Bundesliga runner-up with Leverkusen, a four-time Bundesliga and three-time DFB Cup winner during two spells at Bayern, there isn't <br> much that midfielder <b>Ze Roberto</b> hasn't achieved during a highly-decorated career which also included two seasons at Hamburger SV Brazilian forward <b>Ailton</b> became the first foreigner to win Germany's Footballer of the Year Award for some world-beating displays for double-winning Werder <br> Bremen during the 2003/2004 campaign. A year later, Ailton moved to FC Schalke 04, where he would score 14 times in his only season at the club Brazilian defender <b>Juan</b> was such a fan favourite at Bayer 04 Leverkusen during his five-year stay in Germany <br> that when he returned to play for AS Roma in a pre-season friendly, the BayArena gave him a standing ovation <b>Paulo Sergio</b> left his native Brazil for Bayer 04 Leverkusen in 1993. After four seasons along the Rhine and a subsequent three years with Italy's AS Roma, the <br> Brazilian forward returned to the Bundesliga with FC Bayern Munich, where he would go on to win the Bundesliga title, DFB Cup and UEFA Champions League
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