Christopher Martins Pereira

Christopher Martins Pereira




Country: Luxembourg/Cape Verde

Date of birth: 19/02/1997 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

Height: 179cm

Youth career: FC Rodange, Racing FC Union Luxemburg, Olympique Lyonnais (since 2013)

Current club: Olympique Lyonnais

Squad number: —

Current national team: Luxembourg (10 caps)

Position: defensive midfielder, central midfielder, attacking midfielder, winger

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by 100.000 € 

Tournaments participated in: 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification (2/0), UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying (7/0), UEFA Youth League 2015/2016 (5/3)

Contract until: 30.06.2018

Player’s agent: Score Agencies

Similar type of player: combined playing styles of Paul Pogba & Yaya Touré



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– defensive contribution


Style of play:

– creative box-to-box midfielder

– likes to play short passes

– likes to charge forward with the ball at his feet

– likes to make late runs into the opposition box

– very strong mentally, physically and technically

– very good in combination play

– exceptional precision when passing and crossing

– ability to stay calm under pressure

– passes the ball with elegance and precision

– great positional sense and eye for goal

– good vision and comfort on the ball

– high number of touches and passes per game


He is best suited to playing as:

Central midfielder in 4-3-3.







League summary:

BGL Ligue 2012/2013: 8 matches/0 goals (RFCU Luxembourg)

CFA 2013/2014: 1 match/0 goals (Lyon B)

CFA 2014/2015: 14 matches/2 goals (Lyon B)

CFA 2015/2016 (ongoing): 5 matches/0 goals (Lyon B)



Christopher Martins Pereira joined Olympique Lyonnais youth academy in 2013 from Racing FC Union Luxembourg. He was eligible to represent both Luxembourg and Cape Verde at international level. He rejected a call-up from Luxembourg’s senior team in March 2013 as he had not decided which nation he wished to represent. After being called-up again by Luxembourg, he made his debut on 8 September 2014 against Belarus, at the age of 17. Thanks to his regular appearances in the national team he gained a lot of priceless experience from playing against the likes of Diego Costa, Andrés Iniesta, Marek Hamsik or Sergio Busquets.




Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.





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