Full name: Lincoln Corrêa dos Santos
Date of birth: 16/12/2000 (16 years old)
Place of birth: Serra – ES (Brazil)
Youth career: CR Flamengo
Senior career: CR Flamengo
Squad number: —
Current national team: Brazil U-17
Position: centre forward
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: 2017 South American Under-17 Championship
Contract until: 30.10.2018
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Robert Lewandowski
– physical strength
– off the ball movement
– hold-up play
– ball control
No significant weaknesses.
Style of play:
– target man/goal poacher
– player with good body mass ratio, physical strength, power, stamina and natural fitness who feels comfortable in contact situations
– powerful and determined forward with killer-instinct, interesting technique on the ball, decent dribbling skills and cleverness at his off-the-ball movements
– likes to shoot at every opportunity he gets
– likes to play with back to goal
– often uses his strength and aerial presence to bring teammates into play
– indirect set-piece threat
– aerial threat in the opposition box
– generates many flick-ons and passes into the channels for his teammates to utilize
– capable of holding up the ball for teammates to provide them with assists when playing with his back to goal
– knows how to use his body to shield the ball from defenders thanks to his technique, cleverness and ball control
– able to sniff out a goal in any situation
– often moves deep into midfield and drawing defenders with him, in order to create and exploit spaces for his teammates
– decent ambidexterity using his left weaker foot
– accurate penalty taker
– dependable option while defending set pieces
He is best suited to playing as:
Centre forward in 4-3-3.
2017 South American Under-17 Championship winner with Brazil.
League summary (as for 3 September 2017):
No senior team appearances yet.
Lincoln is a product of famous Flamengo youth academy. The world heard about him at 2017 South American Under-17 Football Championship where he formed a goal-scoring duo with a club teammate Vinicius Junior who already signed a contract with Real Madrid. He is a part of a very interesting generation of Brazilian players born in 2000 which includes, among others Alanzinho, Vincius Junior, Paulinho, Brenner and Rodrigo Nestor. Currently, he is one of the biggest stars of Flamengo U-20 despite being only 16.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European club.