Despite being born in Belgium Pereira represents the Brazil national team, and he also has a special place in his heart for two of his compatriots.
He said: "Brazil always had a lot of good players, but I always enjoyed watching Kaka and Ronaldinho. They played in more or less my position.
"When I used to watch Ronaldinho his dribbling skills and the way he played I am really a fan of that.
"Kaka was very fast, he scored goals and them both are the players I look up to."