Thiago Maia

Thiago Maia




Full name: Thiago Maia Alencar

Country: Brazil

Date of birth: 13/03/1996 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Boa Vista (Brazil)

Height: 180cm

Youth career: Extremo Norte, São Caetano, FC Santos (since 2011)

Current club: FC Santos

Squad number: —

Current national team: Brazil U-20

Position: defensive midfielder, central midfielder, attacking midfielder

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by —

Tournaments participated in: 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup (3/0), 2013 South American Under-17 Football Championship 2015 (4/0), South American Under-20 Football Championship (5/0)

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Similar type of player: Kevin Strootman



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Style of play:

– creative box-to-box midfielder/deep-lying playmaker

– likes to play long balls

– very good in combination play

– often uses his creativity to set up goals for other players

– dictates tempo

– excellent range of passing

– likes to charge forward with the ball at his feet

– always demanding the ball

– improves the team’s off the ball movement when in possession

– very confident on the ball


He is best suited to playing as:

Central midfielder in 4-2-3-1.







League summary:

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 2014: 1 match/0 goals (Santos)



Thiago Maia started his footballing adventure at a small club by the name of Extremo Norte. In 2010, he moved to Sao Caetano, and a year later to the massive Santos. He made his Campeonato Brasileiro debut on 25 October 2014, replacing fellow youth graduate Serginho in a 1–1 away draw against Chapecoense. Currently his footballing talent is maturing at “Alvinegro Praiano”, around other very talented players such as Gabriel Barbosa, Caju or Jorge Eduardo. Thiago is also a youth international of Brazil. He played at the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup and Sudamericano U-20 2015, where young “Canarinhos” did not achieve success despite high expectations.




Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.






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