Lucas Paquetá

Lucas Paquetá




Full name: Lucas Tolentino Coelho de Lima

Country: Brazil

Date of birth: 27/08/1997 (19 years old)

Place of birth: Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Height: 181cm

Youth career: CR Flamengo

Current club: CR Flamengo

Squad number: 39

Current national team: Brazil U-20

Position: attacking midfielder, winger

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by —

Tournaments participated in: Copa São Paulo de Futebol Júnior de 2016, Primeira Liga 2016

Contract until: 31.12.2020

Player’s agent: AllemanhaBrasil

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: James Rodríguez



– technique Untitled1

– creativity Untitled1

– dribbling Untitled1

– ball control Untitled1

– flair Untitled

– pace & acceleration Untitled

– passing Untitled

– vision Untitled

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– heading

– his passing game might be a bit too risky and at times


Style of play:

– trequartista/number ’10’

– highly technical, elegant and creative player enjoyable to watch

– likes to play in a free attacking role where he has the freedom to roam the pitch and find space

– likes to dribble

– likes to use tricks and skills to remain in possession of the ball

– known for his dribbling skills, exceptional range of passing, vision and close control in limited spaces

– likes to use space and time on the ball to orchestrate the moves of the whole team

– plays with a natural flair and is dangerous in the box

– capable both of creating chances for team-mates, as well as scoring goals himself, due to his vision and ability to play off of other players

– ability to threaten from outside of the 18-yard box

– often makes surging runs into penalty box

– agile and moves the ball with ease

– very unpredictable for his opponents

– avoids using weaker foot


He is best suited to playing as:

Attacking midfielder in 4-3-1-2.






Copa São Paulo de Futebol Júnior de 2016 winner with Flamengo U-20.


League summary (as for 10 September 2016):

Campeonato Carioca 2016: 1 match/0 goals (Flamengo)

Campeonato Carioca 2016: 1 match/0 goals (Flamengo)



Lucas Paquetá is considered as one of the best products of Flamengo’s youth academy in recent years. He was one of the key players for Flamengo U-20 team during Copa Sao Paulo de Futebol Júnior de 2016 – prestigious tournament considered the most traditional and important under-20 football competition in Brazil – which his team finally won after a dramatic final against Corinthians and shown a fantastic generation of talented players, which includes, among others, Léo Duarte, Thiago Ennes, Matheus Sávio, Cafu and Felipe Vizeu.




Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.





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