Full name: Thiago Rodrigues da Silva

Country: Brazil

Date of birth: 06/01/1996 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Height: 1,75m

Club career: Atletico Paranaense

Squad number: 25

Current national team: Brazil U-17

Position: striker

Preferred foot: right

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Contract until: 30.06.2015

Player’s agent: ProSoccer24

Similar type of player: Didier Drogba



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Style of play:

– complete striker

– striker is at his best when he can get a good diagonal through ball

– one-on-one situation specialist

– likes to try to beat offside trap


He is best suited to playing as:

Striker in 4-2-3-1.

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Sudamericano U-15 2011 winner with Brazil. 

Sudamericano U-17 2013 3rd place with Brazil.


League summary:

No senior team appearances yet.



Mosquito is a powerful striker who is regarded as one of the most talented players in Brazil at the moment. Atletico signed him from Vasco da Gama which caused friction between the two clubs, and resulted in the player being banned from some U-17 games at club level. He already made his debut at senior level – on 6th February 2014 in a Copa Libertadores match against Sporting Cristal in which he replaced Paulinho Dias after 70 minutes. It is worth mentioning that during this game youngster scored during penalty shoot-out. He was named the best player in Sudamericano U-15, as well as finishing the same competition as top scorer with 11 goals. Two years later he participated in FIFA U-17 World Cup 2013, but Mosquito’s side were knocked out by Mexico at the quarterfinal stage after losing a penalty shootout 11-10, in which the striker scored his side’s first but dramatically missed Brazil’s last, decisive attempt.



“One day we might be like Bebeto and Romario or Ganso and Neymar, but right now our only job is to develop and grow because we are still young.”

(Mosquito – on his relationship with Nathan)


Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.





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