Full name: Félix Alexandre Andrade Sanches Correia
Date of birth: 22/01/2001 (18 years old)
Place of birth: Lisbon (Portugal)
Youth career: Sporting CP
Current club: Sporting CP
Squad number: —
Current national team: Portugal U-17
Position: winger, second striker, striker
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: 2018 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/1), ABN AMRO Future Cup 2018
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: Barcelona & AC Milan
Similar type of player: Anthony Martial
– pace and acceleration
– ball control
– very ambitious player, but needs to control his temper during games
Style of play:
– inside forward
– versatile player capable of playing in several offensive positions, either in the centre as a striker, as a supporting forward, as an attacking midfielder, or as a winger
– powerful player with good body mass ratio, natural fitness and stamina
– creative player with great technique on the ball, mobility, acceleration skills, fast direction shifts, short-dribbling and good short-mid through passing ability
– likes to play in a free attacking role granted the freedom to roam the pitch and find space
– likes to dribble
– likes to have the ball at his feet and run at opponents
– often uses his skills to beat defenders, cut inside and create himself a decent opportunity to score from
– extremely dangerous on the counter thanks to his pace and acceleration
– extremely difficult to knock off the ball thanks to his technique and excellent close control
– in addition to his goalscoring ability, he is also a team-player who is capable of creating chances and assisting goals for team-mates thanks to his passing ability, vision and creativity
– efficient in his play and has a natural eye for goal
– very strong in 1v1 situations, unpredictable and confident of his skills
– competent set-piece taker
He is best suited to playing as:
Left winger in 4-3-3.
Portuguese U-17 Championship 2016/2017 winner with Sporting.
League summary (as for 3 March 2019):
No senior team appearances yet.
Félix Correia is a product of a famous Sporting CP youth system – one of the most highly regarded academies in Portugal and Europe which raised such great footballers like Luis Figo, Simao Sabrosa, Ricardo Quaresma, Cristiano Ronaldo & Nani. Rodrigo showed himself to a wider crowd at the 2018 European Under-17 Championship, where Portuguese team was a massive disappointment and got knocked out already in the group stage despite high expectations. He was also one of Sporting’s best players at ABN AMRO Future Cup 2018 – prestigious friendly international youth tournament which is organized by Ajax Amsterdam.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Player has potential to become a key player in a top European club.