Full name: Vitor Gabriel Claudino Rego Ferreira
Date of birth: 20/01/2000 (18 years old)
Place of birth: Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Youth career: Flamengo
Current club: Flamengo
Squad number: —
Current national team: Brazil U-20
Position: centre forward
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: —
Contract until: 31.12.2022
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Harry Kane
– hold-up play
No significant weaknesses.
Style of play:
– complete forward who is able to create and score his own goals, or to act as a target man and also an off-the-shoulder striker
– player with very good body mass ratio, physical strength, power, stamina and natural fitness who feels comfortable in contact situations
– very composed finisher capable on both feet
– good speed and dribbling skills despite his physique
– possesses great sense of positioning while receiving through balls
– likes to try to beat offside trap
– likes to shoot at every opportunity he gets
– 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
– 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
– dependable option while defending set pieces
He is best suited to playing as:
Centre forward in 4-3-3.
Copa Sao Paulo de Futebol Júnior 2018 winner with Flamengo.
League summary (as for 1 July 2018):
Campeonato Carioca 2018: 2 matches/0 goals (Flamengo)
Vitor Gabriel joined Flamengo youth academy from Nova Iguaçu in 2016. He is a member of an extremely talented generation of Flamengo players born in 2000 which includes, among others Vinicius Junior, Lincoln, Yuri, Patrick & Wesley. His talent exploded at Copa Sao Paulo de Futebol Júnior 2018 – prestigious tournament considered the most traditional and important under-20 football competition in Brazil, where he was one of Flamengo’s best players. Vitor made his professional debut on 18 January 2018 in Campeonato Carioca game against Volta Redonda.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European club.